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Sea Devils (1937)

Passed | | Action | 19 February 1937 (USA)
Brash young Coast Guardsman Mike O'Shay and much-decorated CPO 'Medals' Malone hate each other even before they meet, and their enmity isn't helped by O'Shay's attraction to Doris, Medals' ... See full summary »

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Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor McLaglen ... CPO William 'Medals' Malone
Preston Foster ... Michael 'Mike' O'Shay
Ida Lupino ... Doris Malone
Donald Woods ... Steve Webb
Helen Flint ... Sadie Bennett
Gordon Jones ... Puggy
Pierre Watkin ... USS Taroe Commander
Murray Alper ... Seaman Brown
Billy Gilbert ... Billy (policeman)
Charles Prince Charles Prince ... Secondary Supporting Role
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Brash young Coast Guardsman Mike O'Shay and much-decorated CPO 'Medals' Malone hate each other even before they meet, and their enmity isn't helped by O'Shay's attraction to Doris, Medals' daughter. Medals has plans for Doris to marry officer's candidate Steve, and does everything he can to keep Mike and Doris apart. When Steve is seriously injured on an iceberg demolition assignment because Malone and O'Shay are fighting, courts martial are in order. Malone swears he'll say anything to get O'Shay drummed out of the service, but whose story will the officers believe? Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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Action

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coast Patrol See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Salt Lake City Sunday 17 June 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2); it soon became a popular local favorite as it first aired in Asheville NC Thursday 21 June 1956 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Philadelphia Sunday 22 July 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Altoona Wednesday 8 August 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Memphis Sunday 25 August 1956 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in both New York City and in San Francisco Saturday 6 October 1956 on WRCA (Channel 4) and on KPIX (Channel 5), in New Haven Friday 2 November 1956 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Pittsburgh Friday 30 November 1956 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Boston Friday 7 December 1956 on WNAC (Channel 7), and in Milwaukee Friday 21 December 1956 on WITI (Channel 6). See more »

Goofs

Keep a sharp eye on the scene when Mike O'Shay escapes from the brig by tricking a fellow seaman, the key was already in the cell lock - he could have gotten out at any time he wanted! See more »

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Lively late thirties action picture
13 July 2005 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

This is a lively and straightforward action melodrama that stars Victor McLaglen as a Coast Guard skipper in conflict with new boy Preston Foster ,partly for professional and partly for personal reasons .He has a daughter (Ida Lupino ) who he wishes to see wed to seaman Donald Woods .The problem is that she and Foster are in love with each other ,leading to friction between father and daughter on one hand and between father and suitor on the other . The script is lively and rapidly paced .Ben Stoloff directs at a brisk pace and the monochrome photography of J Roy Hunt and Joseph August is crisp and good to look at.


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