Reporter Steve Haines suspects that a business tycoon is involved in a securities scandal and follows him onto an ocean liner, where he meets with a few friends, a few strangers and more trouble than he ever imagined. Intrigue, romance and murder are never too far away from the tenacious investigator.
Sam Newfield, the director, ensures that the pace of the movie does not slacken at any point, making clever use of intrigue, well-placed humor and choice of locations. In a rare appearance without a horse under him, William "Hop along Cassidy" Boyd plays a dogged reporter who stops at nothing to get his man. He is wonderfully supported by the leading lady Sheila Terry.
Running Time: 61 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: NR
An ocean liner casts off before Steve Haines (William Boyd) a reporter, realizes it. He has followed a business magnate onboard suspecting his involvement is a securities scam. The movie kick-starts with comedy but laughter gradually gives way to lip-biting suspense as the gripping plot unfolds.
Clever dialogue and Jimmy Aubrey's wonderful portrayal of a perpetual drunk add flavor to the fast- paced story and welcome relief to viewers who are on the edge of their seats for most of the second half of the narrative.
Shot largely "on location" aboard a liner, the movie is a must-see for all adventure lovers.
I'm always amazed at how Hollywood in the 1930s were able to crank out dozens of formula pictures a year and still have almost all of them stand the test of time.
This is one of the oldest formulas in the book. People are trapped on a boat and there is a killer on board.
Can they find him?
Will he kill again?
Why is he killing?
You get the drill. Yet even though I've seen at least a dozen variations on this theme it still made me smile to watch this version.
(Written by Ejaz)
CAST & CREW:
George Wallace Sayre
LeRoy Mason - Tony Marchetti
Jimmy Aubrey - Reggie Parks
Clarence Geldart - Henry Kent (as Clarence Geldert)
Lee Shumway - John Graham
Louis Natheaux - Steward
Ernest Hilliard - Editor
Dick Curtis - Mike (cab driver) (uncredited)
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