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Gateway (1938)

Approved | | Drama | 5 August 1938 (USA)
Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.

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... Dick Court
... Catherine O'Shea
... Prince Michael Boris Alexis
... Mrs. Fay Sims
... Tony Cadona
... Mr. Benjamin McNutt
... Leader of Refugees
... Grandpa Hlawek (as Maurice Moscovich)
... Commissioner Nelson
... Henry Porter
... Mrs. Arabella McNutt
... Dr. Weilander
... Guard-Waiter
... Davonsky (as Eddy Conrad)
... Room Steward
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Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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A pleasant little film.
22 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Actually, there is not much to say about this rare item, produced by Twentieth Century Fox, and directed by the prolific Alfred Werker. A kind of mix-up of romance and drama, soft drama. There were thousand of film like this one, during the thirties and forties. The story of an Irish girl who, aboard an Atlantic liner, meets a war correspondent - Don Ameche. Much talk and plenty of goof feeings in this very common movie. But, I repeat, not unpleasant for most of the audiences fond of old vintage films. But I am afraid to forget it till tomorrow morning, so I hurry to comment it.

Alfred Werker will be most famous to me for his film noirs such as HE WALKED BY NIGHT and also his westerns: LAST POSSEE, DEVIL'S CANYON, THREE HOURS TO KILL...


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