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Wallaby Jim of the Islands (1937)

Wallaby Jim and his men have just found a valuable source of pearls in the South Pacific. But Jim's associate Norman has put the whole operation in jeopardy because of his gambling problem.... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Albert Richard Wetjen (story), Bennett Cohen (screenplay) (as Bennett R. Cohen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Houston ... Wallaby Jim
Ruth Coleman ... Allison, Norman's Girl
Douglas Walton ... Norman Brooks
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Adolph Richter, Pearl Hunter (as William Von Brincken)
Mamo Clark ... Lana
Colin Campbell Colin Campbell ... Limey, Kestrel Crew
Syd Saylor ... Jake, Kestrel Crew
Juan Torena ... Pascal the Thief
Nick Thompson ... Carneli Joe, Richter Henchman
Warner Richmond ... Karl Haage, Richter Henchman
Edward Gargan ... Buck Morgan
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Macklin - Raihoa Saloon Owner
Chris-Pin Martin ... Mike (as Chris Martin)
Kenneth Harlan ... Michael Corell, Richter Henchman
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Wallaby Jim and his men have just found a valuable source of pearls in the South Pacific. But Jim's associate Norman has put the whole operation in jeopardy because of his gambling problem. Jim's unscrupulous rival Richter decides to exploit the situation by jumping Jim's claim and trying to take over for himself. Written by Snow Leopard

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HIGH ADVENTURE ON A PIRATE SEA!


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spoilers of the South Seas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in San Francisco Wednesday 6 July 1949 on KPIX (Channel 5). See more »

Soundtracks

IA-ORA-NA (I Greet Thee)
Written by Felix Bernard and Irving Bibo
Sung by George Houston
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Good adventure tale has too many songs and is a bit too meandering to really score, however as a late night time killer its worth a shot
14 February 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Okay adventure film and set up for a series that never happened concerning the exploits of Wallaby Jim and his crew of sailors in the south seas. The story concerns Jim delaying filing his claim for a pearl rich island in order to bring the girl of the man keeping an eye on the island to see him. Trouble follows as Jim finds his man has gambled away his money and has also allowed a band of bad guys to stay on the island. Can Jim get rid of the bad guys, save the islanders and not end up hitched to the pretty island girl with the hots for him? Of course he can.

This is a good little film that suffers from too many songs,there are four.(you haven't lived until you've seen the first song and the films one production number badly lip synced. I don't even think these guys were trying) and a meandering attitude.This is a film that takes its time going where its going only to have to race to a conclusion in the final ten minutes. Its as if they didn't know what they wanted to do until they were almost out of time. The result is a good but not great little film. Its the sort of thing thats perfect for sitting curled up on the couch while a snow storm rages outside (which is what I did). To be honest its good enough to make you wish that they had tried to go somewhere with it in another film.


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