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Ebb Tide (1937)

Approved | | Adventure | 25 December 1937 (Finland)
Three shifty sailors commandeer a smallpox-ridden boat and set out to sea. A typhoon washes them ashore on a faraway Pacific island, which is ruled by a white religious fanatic (Lloyd Nolan) who has set himself up as the local god.

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Cast overview:
... Capt. Jakob Therbecke
... Faith Wishart
... Robert Herrick
... Attwater
... Huish
... Port Doctor
... Uncle Ned
... Tapena Tom
... Attwater's Servant
Harry Field ... Tahiera
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Three shifty sailors commandeer a smallpox-ridden boat and set out to sea. A typhoon washes them ashore on a faraway Pacific island, which is ruled by a white religious fanatic (Lloyd Nolan) who has set himself up as the local god.

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Capt. Jakob Therbecke: Yeah, that's what I am; a tuppenny pirate. Not like you. You are a christian gentleman. You steal an island from the black man and a fortune from the government. And you've got bible talk on your lips, easy as butter. But inside, you've got nothing, you cold-blooded lunatic. Go on, shoot me, so you can read a good service over me.
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Version of Adventure Island (1947) See more »

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Ebb Tide
Words and Music by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin
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Great old adventure film, memorable cast
26 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film in 1937 when it came out and I was 15 years old. Just an uncomplicated South Seas adventure yarn, but it had this marvelous cast: Ray Milland, Lloyd Nolan, Barry Fitzgerald, Oscar Homolka, and the fabulous, tragic, Frances Farmer at the peak of her short-lived career. I fell instantly in love with her, and have never completely gotten over it! I have been trying to view (or obtain a copy) of this film for years with no luck. Any help out there?


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