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Gateway (1938)

Approved | | Drama | 5 August 1938 (USA)
Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.

Director:

Alfred L. Werker

Writers:

Walter Reisch (story), Lamar Trotti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Ameche ... Dick Court
Arleen Whelan ... Catherine O'Shea
Gregory Ratoff ... Prince Michael Boris Alexis
Binnie Barnes ... Mrs. Fay Sims
Gilbert Roland ... Tony Cadona
Raymond Walburn ... Mr. Benjamin McNutt
John Carradine ... Leader of Refugees
Maurice Moscovitch ... Grandpa Hlawek (as Maurice Moscovich)
Harry Carey ... Commissioner Nelson
Lyle Talbot ... Henry Porter
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Arabella McNutt
Fritz Leiber ... Dr. Weilander
Warren Hymer ... Guard-Waiter
Eddie Conrad ... Davonsky (as Eddy Conrad)
E.E. Clive ... Room Steward
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Storyline

Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.

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new york | irish | immigrant | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ellis Island See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Second unit director Gregory Ratoff replaced Mike Romanoff as Prince Michael. See more »

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A pleasant little film.
22 March 2012 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Actually, there is not much to say about this rare item, produced by Twentieth Century Fox, and directed by the prolific Alfred Werker. A kind of mix-up of romance and drama, soft drama. There were thousand of film like this one, during the thirties and forties. The story of an Irish girl who, aboard an Atlantic liner, meets a war correspondent - Don Ameche. Much talk and plenty of goof feeings in this very common movie. But, I repeat, not unpleasant for most of the audiences fond of old vintage films. But I am afraid to forget it till tomorrow morning, so I hurry to comment it.

Alfred Werker will be most famous to me for his film noirs such as HE WALKED BY NIGHT and also his westerns: LAST POSSEE, DEVIL'S CANYON, THREE HOURS TO KILL...


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