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Lazy River (1934)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 16 March 1934 (USA)
Three ex-cons help save a mother and daughter's shrimp business from wicked slavers.

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George B. Seitz
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Parker ... Sarah Lescalle
Robert Young ... William 'Bill' Drexel
Ted Healy ... William 'Gabby' Stone
Nat Pendleton ... Alfred 'Tiny' Smith
C. Henry Gordon ... Sam Kee
Ruth Channing ... Ruby Drexel
Maude Eburne ... Miss Minnie Lescalle
Raymond Hatton ... Capt. Herbert Orkney
Irene Franklin ... Suzanne
Joseph Cawthorn ... Mr. Julius Ambrose
Erville Alderson ... Sheriff
George J. Lewis ... Armand Lescalle (as George Lewis)
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Storyline

Three ex-cons help save a mother and daughter's shrimp business from wicked slavers.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruby See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Barataria, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Monday 3 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 3 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Portland OR 7 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Memphis 12 September 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Honolulu 23 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Spokane 1 December 1957 on KHQ (Channel 6), in Tampa 9 December 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Albany 6 February 1958 on WTEN (Channel 10), in San Antonio 8 May 1958 on WOAI (Channel 4), in Baltimore 15 May 1958 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 24 September 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in Cleveland 8 October 1958 on KYW (Channel 3). See more »


Soundtracks

Cajun Love Song
Music and Lyrics by William Axt (as Dr. William Axt)
Sung by George J. Lewis in prison
Reprised twice by Jean Arthur and by a quartet
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Fine film about Louisiana
14 January 2014 | by truwarierSee all my reviews

While the movie doesn't have all that much of a plot, it is definitely worth watching. Nice shrimping montage. Multiple instances of quality rear projection of river scenes while characters are talking or doing stuff on boats. Great underwater scene. Good prison segment at the beginning. Some funny, Bowery Boysesque dialogue, like when one guy is saying he knew another character since she was little, he says "I knew her since infantry." Also a funny bit where a character is offered jambalaya and gets offended, though I'm not sure if he was just offended by the sound of it or thought it sounded like some other offensive thing. Standard, quality performance by Robert Young; everyone else is solid to good. Lots of very Chinese people who are pretty interesting/colorful. Very well done rumble. Solid and somewhat limited romance/love triangle. Overall good movie.


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