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Pacific Liner (1939)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 6 January 1939 (USA)
The S. S. Arcturus sails from Shanghai to San Francisco, and Dr. Jim Craig takes the post of ship's physician in order to be near Ann Grayson, the ship's nurse. Chief Engineer 'Crusher" ... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

John Twist (screen play), Anthony Coldeway (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor McLaglen ... Crusher McKay
Chester Morris ... Doctor Craig
Wendy Barrie ... Ann Grayson
Alan Hale ... Gallagher
Barry Fitzgerald ... Britches
Allan Lane ... Bilson
Halliwell Hobbes ... Captain Mathews
Cy Kendall ... Deadeyes (as Cyrus W. Kendall)
Paul Guilfoyle ... Wishart
John Wray ... Metcalfe
Emory Parnell ... Olaf
Adia Kuznetzoff Adia Kuznetzoff ... Silvio
John Bleifer John Bleifer ... Kovac
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Trowbridge ... San Francisco Doctor (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

The S. S. Arcturus sails from Shanghai to San Francisco, and Dr. Jim Craig takes the post of ship's physician in order to be near Ann Grayson, the ship's nurse. Chief Engineer 'Crusher" McKay also has his eyes on Ann, and this brings an immediate conflict between the two men. When an epidemic breaks out below decks, Craig tells McKay the engine-and-fire rooms must be put under quarantine, but all of Craig's efforts to keep the disease from spreading are opposed by McKay. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

TYPHOON AHEAD!...MUTINY BELOW! and a strange white terror stalking a hoodoo ship! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Eddie Bracken's film debut, albeit in an uncredited role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Rookie Cop (1939) See more »

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Great supporting cast
5 April 2019 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

This 1939 film has a plethora of great supporting actors including Barry Fitzgerald ("Going My Way", "The Quiet Man"), Alan Hale Sr. (Little John in "Robin Hood"), Paul Guilfoyle, and Halliwell Hobbes. Look for a young Eddie Bracken among the sailors. Of course you need to love Victor McLaglen who chews through the scenery as few can do.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drama ston okeano See more »

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Budget:

$241,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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