5.9/10
42
3 user 3 critic

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
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Kidnapped (1938)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1747, young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle Ebenezer who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Otto Preminger
Stars: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur B. Woods, Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings, Leslie Banks
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During the Spanish Civil War, a detective from Scotland Yard falls in love with a woman he had believed to be a jewel thief.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Borrah Minevitch
Josette (1938)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Don Ameche, Simone Simon, Robert Young
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds"... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, Don Ameche
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Promoters set up a radio contest to find the average American and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl who upsets things.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jack Oakie, Jack Haley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Loretta Young, Joel McCrea, David Niven
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

D'Artagnan sings and fronts for slapstick cowardly Ritz brothers posing as musketeers.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Don Ameche, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of how Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' divorce. A girl who he thinks is a process server thinks he's a gangster. So do the sheriff and his men.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Don Ameche, Ann Sothern, Slim Summerville
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver
Edit

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
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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...


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed