Sea Racketeers

1937

Hamilton MacFadden
Director
Republic Pictures
Studio

Coast Guard fights fur smugglers operating out of a gambling ship, while two rival Coasties vie for the affections of two singers aboard said ship. A little too much of the running time is taken up by romantic rivalry and singing, though it picks up at the end. An enjoyable quickie, made frustrating due to the fact that it only exists in a version missing ten minutes of footage (Joyce Compton is certainly nowhere to be seen, for example). The edits are very rough, often in the middle of dialogue, and tend to make it difficult to tell what the hell is going on. Some good humorous bits, along with nice model work for a cheapie, make up for its defects.

Screencaps are from a public domain print with badly blown out whites. Did the best I could...

-Dave W.



20th August 1937
Cinema


64 mins
1.37:1




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Weldon Heyburn
Chief Boatswains Mate
Jim Wilson
Jeanne Madden
Patricia 'Pat' Collins
Warren Hymer
Chief Machinists Mate
'Spud' Jones
Penny Singleton
Florence 'Toots' Riley
(as Dorothy McNulty)
J. Carrol Naish
Harry Durant
Joyce Compton
Blondie
Charles Trowbridge
Maxwell Gordon
Syd Saylor
Henchman Weasel
Lane Chandler
Lt. Hays (radio voice)
Inspector L. McGrath
Benny Burt
Henchman Maxie
Ralph Sanford
Henchman Turk
Don Rowan
Henchman Lew
Bryant Washburn
Wilbur Crane
Skippy
Skipper
Sam Ash
Reporter
(uncredited)
Dorothy Appleby
Dancer
(uncredited)
Lester Dorr
Coast Guardsman
(uncredited)
Sam Flint
Sam Collins
(uncredited)
Robert Brister
Commander Dixon
(uncredited)
Lew Harvey
Henchman Pete
(uncredited)
Christine McIntyre
Helen Crane
(uncredited)
Bobby Hale
Barnacle
(uncredited)
Anthony Pawley
Windy
(uncredited)
Paul Renay
Headwaiter
(uncredited)
Dewey Robinson
Henchman
(uncredited)
Henry Roquemore
Fat Patron
(uncredited)

Dave Wright: Screencaps & Notes