The Sea Spoilers (1936)

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  • THE SEA SPOILERS


    DIRECTED BY FRANK STRAYER
    PRODUCED BY TREM CARR/PAUL MALVERN
    UNIVERSAL PICTURES


    Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas

    INFORMATION FROM IMDb


    Plot Summary
    Bob Randall, temporarily in command of the Coast Guard vessel Niobe,
    expects a promotion and the captaincy of his ship.
    Instead, he is replaced by Lieutenant Mays, son of the area commander.
    Mays is afflicted with a fear of the sea, although he has served well in Coast Guard aviation.
    His father, however, thinks Mays can overcome his fear by taking command of the Niobe.
    When seal poachers kidnap Bob Randall's girlfriend Connie,
    Bob and Mays disagree about the proper means of rescuing her
    and capturing the seal poachers. When Mays's inexperience and phobia
    foil their attempts at rescue, Bob comes up with his own plan.
    Written by Jim Beaver


    Full Cast
    John Wayne .... 'Bos'n' Bob Randall
    Nan Grey .... Connie Dawson
    William Bakewell .... Lieut. Commander Mays
    Fuzzy Knight .... Hogan
    Russell Hicks .... Phil Morgan
    George Irving .... Commander Mays
    Lotus Long .... Marie
    Harry Worth .... Nick Austin
    Ernest Hilliard .... Reggie
    George Humbert .... Johnny 'Hop-Scotch'
    Ethan Laidlaw .... Louie
    Chester Gan .... Oil
    Cy Kendall .... Detective
    Harrison Greene .... Fats
    Hal Price .... Henchman (uncredited)
    Harry Tenbrook .... Henchman (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    Dorrell McGowan story
    Stuart E. McGowan story (as Stuart McGowan)
    George Waggner screenplay


    Cinematography
    Edward Snyder
    Archie Stout


    Trivia
    Unknown


    Goofs
    Unknown


    Filming Locations
    Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 11 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Sea Spoilers is a 1936 American drama film starring John Wayne.

    This was the 1st, in the 6 picture Universal deal,
    and it was not a happy time ,as the films were mediocre,
    but things were about to change, because, just after
    Duke returned to Republic, for The Three Mesquiteers,
    and thereafter Stagecoach.


    Duke is Boatswain Bob Randall, looking for seal poachers and his kidnapped sweetheart.
    Ironically in this film Duke talks to Mabel the seal, in a very similar way,
    he was to talk, 'Baby' later in Blood Alley (1955)


    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.



    User Review

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Robbie,
    Strange as it may be, these six films do not seem
    to be on general release!! Well at least in the UK!


    4 of them,
    The Sea Spoilers, Conflict,
    I Cover the War and Idol of the Crowds


    are available as special John Wayne Film Society releases.


    Califonia Straight Ahead I taped off TV


    but no appearance yet of

    Adventure's End!

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 2 times, last by ethanedwards ().


  • At least 5 out of 6 are available, however it's a real shame that "Adventures End" is missing.

    Regards
    Robbie

  • I found it to be very entertaining. The battle scene at the end was real good! For those who haven't seen it, its worth checking out! I liked Mabel!