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The Sea God (1930)

Passed | | Adventure | 13 September 1930 (USA)

Director:

George Abbott

Writers:

George Abbott (screenplay), John Russell (story "The Lost God")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Arlen ... Phillip 'Pink' Barker
Fay Wray ... Daisy
Eugene Pallette ... Square Deal McCarthy
Robert Gleckler ... Big Schultz
Ivan F. Simpson ... Pearly Nick
Maurice Black ... Rudy
Bob Perry Bob Perry ... Abe (as Robert Perry)
Fred Wallace Fred Wallace ... Bill
Willie Fung ... Sin Lee
Sol K. Gregory Sol K. Gregory ... Duke
Mary De Bow Mary De Bow ... Mary
James P. Spencer James P. Spencer ... Sanaka Joe (as James Spencer)
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south seas | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Dive to the bottom of the sea! With this devil-may-care lover! (Print Ad- Poughkeepsie Eagle-News, ((Poughkeepsie, NY)) 7 November 1930)

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Dios del mar See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Alternate-language version of El Dios del mar (1930) See more »

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Sea Slog
14 August 2017 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Pretty standard seafaring story that breaks no new ground and has no emotional highs or lows to hold the interest. Good guy (Cabot) loses his boat to the Bad guy (Gleckler) in a race in which Cabot stopped to rescue a shipwrecked sailor. He also loses his girlfriend (Wray) in the process. He tries to aid the sailor, who relates his tale of an island loaded with pearl-bearing oysters.

In the ensuing quest to find the island, Cabot's crew are beset by cannibals who capture Wray while Cabot is diving. Predictable events ensue before the couple are reunited and Gleckler and his crew are relegated to runner-up status. As stated, the picture is unremarkable and not noteworthy, except to fans of Fay Wray, who looks lovely. She has little to do but show fright and exasperation with Cabot. "The Sea God" lends credence to the belief that Director Abbott's best and most famous successes were on Broadway rather than Hollywood.


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