Adventure's End (1937)

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    • Adventure's End (1937)

      ADVENTURES END

      DIRECTED BY ARTHUR LUBIN
      PRODUCED BY TREM CARR/ PAUL MALVERN
      UNIVERSAL PICTURES


      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas

      Screenshots with the courtesy of elly
      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade escapes angry natives by joining a whaler whose dying captain
      persuades him to marry his daughter who is already being wooed by the first mate.
      Summary written by Ed Stephan

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Duke Slade
      Diana Gibson .... Janet Drew
      Montagu Love .... Capt. Abner Drew
      Moroni Olsen .... First Mate Rand Husk
      Maurice Black .... Blackie
      Paul White .... Kalo
      Cameron Hall .... Slivers
      Patrick J. Kelly .... Matt
      George Cleveland .... Tom
      William Sundholm .... Chips (as Oscar W. Sundholm)
      James T. Mack .... Hooten
      Britt Wood .... Hardy
      Ben Carter .... Stantul (uncredited)
      Wally Howe .... Kierce (uncredited)
      Jimmie Lucas .... Flench (uncredited)
      Glenn Strange .... Barzeck (uncredited)
      Lynton Brent ... Sailor (uncredited)
      Victor Potel ... Tall Sailor (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Ben Ames Williams (story)
      Ben Grauman Kohn and
      Scott Darling and
      Sidney Sutherland

      Cinematography
      Gus Peterson

      Trivia
      Unknown

      Goofs
      Unknown

      Filming Locations
      Unknown

      Here is a link to a previous thread
      Adventure's End
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Adventure's End is a 1937 American adventure film starring John Wayne.

      This was the last, in the 6 picture Universal deal,
      and it was not a happy time ,the films were mediocre,
      but things were about to change, because, just after
      Duke returned to Republic for The Three Mesquiteers
      and thereafter Stagecoach

      Arthur Lubin, whose films with Abbot and Costello, saved Universal
      from going bankrupt, he was promoted to director of the epic
      Phantom of the Opera, which was a huge success.
      However, he wasn't quite so successful with the films, he made with Duke.

      There were 4 films,
      CALIFORNIA STRAIGHT AHEAD
      I COVER THE WAR
      IDOL OF THE CROWDS
      ADVENTURE'S END

      The action films, were entertaining, but were cheaply made, and proved to be
      disappointing at the box office.
      They could not compete, with pictures that were now, receiving bigger budgets.

      According to Lubin,

      This film was intended to be extravagant, ..it was going to be a big picture..
      but I think the reason they selected the script,
      was because there was a boat on the Universal lot,
      and they thought they may as well use it


      Upon its release, critics dismissed it, as a pale re-hash, of earlier sea epics.

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      User Review
      Talented Writers
      26 February 2004 | by Single-Black-Male (London, England) – See all my reviews

      I am convinced by watching this film that it was the talented writers around the 30 year old John Wayne that immortalized his career as the American cowboy. If you were to isolate his acting from the novelists, short story writers and screenplay writers that contributed to his career, you would have a clumsy looking, ungainly university drop-out who can't speak properly. This film is a classic example. It doesn't have the support of talented writers behind it, and so therefore, we are free to observe Wayne's acting rather than concentrate on the story. He lets you done by revealing his weakness as a thespian, but the industry was still kind to him by keeping him in regular work.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 9 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      Hi


      I must admit that the picture of the poster at the head of this thread is excellent, but just to add another one'


      Regards

      Arthur
      Files
      Walk Tall - Talk Low
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      Hi

      Apart from discussions that we have had on this board about the film. I have never read anything that says whether its a lost film or not. It seems strange however that the John Wayne Film Society are or have released many of the films made during this era without any mention of Adventures End surfacing.


      Regards

      Arthur
      Walk Tall - Talk Low
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      Hi

      Just to tidy up the thread. I recently contacted Tim Tilley and asked his opinion. I think like me he considers the film to be 'lost' and is writing a piece about the film for the 2007 Trail Beyond. t should make interesting reading. Can't wait.


      Regards

      Arthur
      Walk Tall - Talk Low
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      Personally, I myself don't believe that it's lost.... I mean someone somewhere must have a complete copy in fair condition. If it's truly lost this truly menial thing will gnaw away at me cause I won't be able to complete my collection!
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      I hope something surfaces with this movie. I'd like to see him in this kind of role - just to see what he was like. Also, I agree with Arthur, that poster is a work of art. :thumbs_up:
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      Thanks, Keith and Arthur, for sharing posters in this thread.

      I don't know anything about this one, it is just on the CD from Les Adams -

      Adventures End-poster.jpg

      According to the info on the CD, the poster in Keith's first post in this thread is a 1949 re-issue poster, which I didn't know until now.
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      I've obviously havn't seen this film, like everyone else here. But I sure hope it does surface someday. Untill then, here is a still I found that I think is a good picture of a young Duke.

      Mark

      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "