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Hawaii Calls (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 11 March 1938 (USA)
After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and, along with sidekick Pua, turns detective to recover... See full summary »

Director:

Edward F. Cline

Writers:

Wanda Tuchock (screenplay), Don Blanding (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Breen ... Billy Coulter
Ned Sparks ... Strings
Irvin S. Cobb ... Capt. O'Hare
Gloria Holden ... Mrs. Milburn
Warren Hull ... Cmdr. Milburn
Mamo Clark ... Hina
Raymond Paige Raymond Paige ... Orchestra Director
Aggie Auld Aggie Auld ... Hula Dancer
Cy Kendall ... Hawaiian Policeman
Herbert Rawlinson ... Mr. Harlow
William Harrigan ... Blake
Juanita Quigley ... Doris Milburn
Pua Lani Pua Lani ... Pua
Dora Clement ... Mrs. Harlow
Donald Kirke ... Regon
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Storyline

After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and, along with sidekick Pua, turns detective to recover stolen naval documents from crooks Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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Plot Keywords:

hawaii | song | singing | barbecue | usa | See All (17) »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Havajske melodije See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its earliest documented telecasts in Los Angeles Sunday 2 May 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5) and in New York Saturday 28 August 1948 on WNBT (Channel 4). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Famous Movie Dogs (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Islands
by Charles E. King (as Charles King)
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Another that should be seen
31 July 2004 | by carson1812See all my reviews

A younger, cuter Bobby than seen in the already available 'ESCAPE TO PARADISE', so all due thanks to the Perlinger Archive. Caught up, as usual, in a paper-thin storyline, Master Breen continues to cope well enough to emerge as that rare commodity, a likable moppet who fills his role in a delightfully natural way. A pre-Pearl Harbor Japanese bad guy is as tense as the drama ever gets but there are a couple of decent songs which almost survive the IL' missing frame caper. One thing about the Breen movies, money and time WERE spent on the musical side of things - and it shows. Despite this, the Archive is doing more to keep the 30's and alive than any other single source so, as an important part of that decade, this earns its place on any 30's listing.


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