Tiger Shark (1932) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • A tuna fisherman marries a woman who doesn't love him.

  • Mike is a great tuna fisherman although he lost a hand to a shark years earlier saving Pipes Boley. Now Mike is happily married to Quita and doesn't notice that Pipes and Quita are falling for each other.

  • Boisterous, Rabelaisian Portegese immigrant Mike Mascarenhas is a larger than life tuna fisherman in the waters off San Diego who captains a successful tuna boat schooner despite having lost a hand to an aggressive shark years earlier. His best friend, first mate Pipes Foley becomes his best friend after Mike rescues him from a voracious shark. When another crew member, Miguel Silva, is killed by the man-eaters, Mike takes a paternal, later romantic, interest in Miguel's pretty daughter, Quita, whom he marries. The ecstatic Mike doesn't realize that Pipes and Quita are falling in love which leads to tragic consequences.


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