Adventure's End (1937)

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  • 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

    Edited 7 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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,


    Quote

    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

    Quote

    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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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..

  • 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'. "

  • Seeing all of these photos sure makes me wish I could see the whole film!

    "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them" It may be time worn, but it's the best life-creed I know.

  • ... and me, I say to myself, lasbugas has a important library to give us these wonderful photos ... :hyper:

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush: