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The Narrow Corner (1933)

TV-PG | | Drama | 8 July 1933 (USA)
An Englishman sought for murder escapes to South Seas island.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

W. Somerset Maugham (novel), Robert Presnell Sr. (screenplay) (as Robert Presnell)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Fred Blake
Patricia Ellis ... Louise Frith
Ralph Bellamy ... Eric Whittenson
Dudley Digges ... Doctor Saunders
Arthur Hohl ... Captain Nichols
Reginald Owen ... Mr. Frith
Henry Kolker ... Mr. Blake, Fred's Father
William V. Mong ... Jack Swan (as Wm. V. Mong)
Willie Fung ... Ah Kay, Saunder's Servant
Sidney Toler ... Ryan, the Go-Between
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Storyline

Fred, an Englishmen, (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) , wanted for murder, winds up on a fishing boat in The South Seas, run by Nichols. ( Arther Nohl). Also present is the ships' doctor (Sidney Toler) who is there to treat Nichols for a stomach disorder. One day, after swimming nude offshore;, Fred encounters Louise (Patricia Ellis), on an exotic Island, She is a little more attired, than the slightly embarrassed Fred and encourages friendly conversation. . Fred subsequently meets. Louise's fiancee Eric (Ralph Bellamy). who runs a government plantation on the Island. Louise resides there with her father and grandfather, who own the plantation. Trouble soon arrives as a romance between Fred and Louse develops. There is of course conflict between Fred and Eric. Fugitive Fred has to keep on the move as his murder charge stems from a similar circumstance Written by efffee@aol.com

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Blazing Love Story of a Girl Who Didn't Know Right From Wrong-and a Man Who Knew Too Well! (Print Ad- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 7 July 1933

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perdidos no Paraíso See more »

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Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Both after the opening and before the ending credits, the following quotation of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - (121-180), Meditations. iii. 10 - is depicted on-screen: "Short, therefore, is man's life; and narrow is the corner of the earth wherein he dwells." See more »

Quotes

Fred Blake: Where'd you learn to dance like that?
Louise Frith: I followed you, that's all.
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Version of Isle of Fury (1936) See more »

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Comrades
(uncredited)
Written by Felix McGlennon
Sung by the patrons in the tavern
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Meh....I could see how this film didn't do much to further Junior's career.
20 May 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

According to Turner Classic Movies, following "The Narrow Corner" Warner Brothers dropped Douglas Fairbanks Junior's contract. While he isn't bad in the film, I could understand why. While not a bad film, it is very undistinguished and a bit bland despite its tropical locale.

When the film begins, three rogues are fleeing Australia. You really aren't sure why but the three have various dark secrets and they long for some tropical isle where they can forget their pasts. Fred (Fairbanks) is young and handsome and you wonder why he's with the doctor and sleazy captain of their boat.

The three and their tiny crew arrive at some Dutch-controlled island in the Pacific. There, surprisingly, they find some folks who speak beautiful English--including the cute and very friendly Louise (Patricia Ellis). But Fred is torn...he has fallen hard for Louise but a real nice guy, Eric (Ralph Bellamy) is already in love with her and Fred isn't the type to hurt a friend.

The tropical location was Catalina Island and despite looking warm and lush, apparently it was rather cold...and the ending must have left Fairbanks and Ellis soaking wet and freezing. Overall, not a bad film but one with many lulls and not enough to recommend you rush to see it....more a time-passer than anything else.


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