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Slave Ship (1937)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama | 16 August 1937 (Sweden)
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he ... See full summary »

Director:

Tay Garnett

Writers:

Sam Hellman (screen play), Lamar Trotti (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warner Baxter ... Jim Lovett
Wallace Beery ... Jack Thompson
Elizabeth Allan ... Nancy Marlowe
Mickey Rooney ... Swifty
George Sanders ... Lefty
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Marlowe
Joseph Schildkraut ... Danelo
Miles Mander ... Corey
Arthur Hohl ... Grimes
Douglas Scott ... Boy
Minna Gombell ... Mabel
Billy Bevan ... Atkins
Francis Ford ... Scraps
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Proprietor
J.P. McGowan ... Helmsman
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Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1937 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Slaver See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lon Chaney Jr.'s silent bit as a doomed laborer can be spotted in the opening sequence, a ship's launching with fatal consequences. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Barton Fink (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean
(c. 1843) (uncredited)
Music attributed to David T. Shaw
Originally arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
Arranged for the soundtrack by Edward B. Powell
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a funny story about Slaveship
4 October 2014 | by greglehmanSee all my reviews

My grandmother Gladys Lehman and her partner Sam Hellman were brought in to rework the script as WF was notoriously drunk and not getting it done- they finished their work and sent the script to Zanuck for final approval- the note they got back was " Can we make this movie without the Negroes?" DZ

Gladys Lehman was born on January 24, 1892 in Gates, Oregon, USA as Gladys Collins. She was a writer, known for Meet Joe Black (1998), Death Takes a Holiday (1934) and Mexicali Rose (1929). She was married to Benjamin H. Lehman Jr. She died on April 7, 1993 in Newport Beach, California, USA.


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