I Cover the Waterfront

Overview

Max Miller's best-seller forms the basis of this romantic melodrama about cynical, hard-drinking reporter Joe Miller (Ben Lyon), who exploits his romance with Julie Kirk (Claudette Colbert) to hand in a sensational story to his newspaper. Julie's father Eli (Ernest Torrence) is a decrepit sea-captain who smuggles in illegal Chinese on the West Coast. For years, Joe has been promising his newspaper editor a major scoop on Chinese smuggling operations, and he finally delivers when Joe catches Eli red-handed. But ...
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Overview

Max Miller's best-seller forms the basis of this romantic melodrama about cynical, hard-drinking reporter Joe Miller (Ben Lyon), who exploits his romance with Julie Kirk (Claudette Colbert) to hand in a sensational story to his newspaper. Julie's father Eli (Ernest Torrence) is a decrepit sea-captain who smuggles in illegal Chinese on the West Coast. For years, Joe has been promising his newspaper editor a major scoop on Chinese smuggling operations, and he finally delivers when Joe catches Eli red-handed. But his torrid affair with Julie confuses matters. Originally Joe's plan was to get to Eli through Julie, but now he is in love with her, and he is not sure what to do.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
An old-fashioned, thoroughly hissable performance by that grand old trouper Ernest Torrence -- his last, incidentally -- buoys this equally old-fashioned melodrama, which, for the prurient, also includes a near-nude swim by Claudette Colbert. James Cruze had directed such silent-era classics as The Covered Wagon, but his talkie career proved disappointing, the relative success of I Cover the Waterfront notwithstanding. And even here Cruze seems reluctant to let Ray June's camera move much and the picture seems more dated than most 1933 productions. Filmed at the harbor in San Pedro, CA, and in Monterey, I Cover the Waterfront was the first release of independent company Reliance Pictures.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • UPC: 089218432391
  • Original Release: 1933
  • Rating:

  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Time: 1:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,670

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claudette Colbert Julie Kirk
Ben Lyon Joseph Miller
Ernest Torrence Eli Kirk
Hobart Cavanaugh McCoy
Maurice Black Ortegus
Harry Beresford Old Chris
Purnell Pratt John Phelps
Claudia Coleman Mother Morgan
Al Hill Sailor
George Humbert Tony Silva
Wilfred Lucas Randall
Rosita Marstini Mrs. Silva
Lee Phelps Reporter
Technical Credits
James Cruze Director
Johnny Green Score Composer, Songwriter
Edward Heyman Songwriter
Jack Jevne Screenwriter
Ray June Cinematographer
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Wells Root Original Story, Screenwriter
Edward Small Producer
Grant Whytock Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [11:49]
2. Chapter 2 [11:44]
3. Chapter 3 [11:39]
4. Chapter 4 [14:14]
5. Chapter 5 [12:03]
6. Chapter 6 [10:44]
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