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Killer Shark (1950)

Approved | | Adventure | 19 March 1950 (USA)
A college student takes a break and goes out to sea with his father, the captain of a shark-hunting boat. When his inexperience results in an accident in which his father and a crewman are ... See full summary »

Director:

Budd Boetticher (as Oscar Boetticher)

Writer:

Charles Lang (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Roddy McDowall ... Ted White
Laurette Luez ... Maria
Roland Winters ... Jeffrey White
Edward Norris ... Ramon - crewman
Rick Vallin ... Joe - crewman
Douglas Fowley ... Louie Bracado
Nacho Galindo ... Maestro - the cook
Ralf Harolde ... Slattery
Dickie Moore ... Jonesy (as Dick Moore)
Ted Hecht Ted Hecht ... Gano - crewman
Charles Lang ... Mack McCann
Robert Espinoza Robert Espinoza ... Pinon - the boy
John Sebastian ... Tony - crewman (as Julio Sebastian)
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A college student takes a break and goes out to sea with his father, the captain of a shark-hunting boat. When his inexperience results in an accident in which his father and a crewman are badly injured, he tries to make up for it by rounding up another crew and going back out on the hunt. However, things don't turn out quite the way he planned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mares Sangrentos See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

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Low-grade "adventure" has nothing going for it
2 June 2012 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

Roddy McDowell (who was also a co-producer, so he has no one to blame but himself) stars in this blah quickie from Monogram about a college student who goes to sea with his father, the captain of a shark-hunting boat, and the troubles that ensue. McDowell is, frankly, not very good in the role; his character comes across as naive, dense and rather stupid. The supporting cast is, for the most part, weak, the script is convoluted and trite, and the only remotely "exciting" thing that happens in the picture is some poorly integrated stock footage of a real shark boat hauling several large sharks--and one VERY large shark-- aboard as part of their catch. There are some phony dramatics involving villain Douglas Fowley, as a shady crew member mixed up with smugglers, and some painfully unfunny comic relief from rotund Nacho Galindo as a cook named "Maestro" who giggles and laughs uncontrollably throughout the picture.

Director Budd Boetticher--billed here as Oscar Boetticher--has done much better (much, MUCH better) work. This film isn't really worth wasting your time on; it's talky, boring and the "fight" scene that occurs near the end of the film is very poorly done. Overall, a real snoozer. Skip it.


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