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I Conquer the Sea! (1936)

The captain of a fishing boat loses his arm while out at sea. He determines not to let the loss ruin his life and goes back to sea as a one-armed sailor.


Victor Halperin


Richard Carroll (story and adaptation), Howard Higgin (dialogue) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Steffi Duna ... Rosita Gonzales
Dennis Morgan ... Tommy Ashley (as Stanley Morner)
Douglas Walton ... Leonard Ashley
George Cleveland ... Caleb Ashley
E. Alyn Warren ... Sebastian (as Fred Warren)
Anna De Linsky Anna De Linsky ... Mrs. Maria Gonzalez (as Madame Delinsky)
Johnnie Pirrone Jr. Johnnie Pirrone Jr. ... Pedro Gonzales (as John Pironne)
Charles McMurphy Charles McMurphy ... Zack
Jimmy Hertz Jimmy Hertz ... Tiny (as Jim Hertz)
Olin Francis ... Gabe
Gino Corrado ... Portugese Man with Three Wives
Albert Russell Albert Russell ... Josh
Frederick Peters ... Stubby


The captain of a fishing boat loses his arm while out at sea. He determines not to let the loss ruin his life and goes back to sea as a one-armed sailor.

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This film was first telecast in Chicago Saturday 5 June 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), in New York City Tuesday 4 January 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Atlanta Wednesday 6 July 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), and in Los Angeles Wednesday 19 October 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »


Steffi Duna's character is named Rosita Gonzalez and she's meant to be a Portuguese girl. However, the surname is clearly Spanish. See more »

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Discordant Accents
23 July 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

In Newfoundland, where they still go a-whaling, Dennis Morgan and Steffi Duna are in love. He's a great harpooner. When he loses his right arm, though, he feels useless and Miss Duna falls in love with his brother, Douglas Walton.

The visuals are good in this cheap picture, and the story is a sound one -- goodness knows it's been done ten thousand times. However, the performances are utterly discordant, and the reasons are obvious: Morgan speaks in the same sort of accents that he will for the next twenty years, Walton, as his brother, speaks in the fake-English style of stage folks, and Miss Duna's Hungarian accent is unmistakable -- and she is supposed to be a Portuguese girl named Rosita Gonzales!

It's the sort of sloppiness that the short budgets of Gower Gulch producers couldn't afford to fix. All they could do was hope that when it got to the audiences, no one would notice. Well, I noticed.

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Release Date:

24 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sea Bandits See more »

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