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Slave Ship
     

Slave Ship

Director: Tay Garnett

Cast: Warner Baxter, Wallace Beery, Elizabeth Allan

 
This period adventure drama was directed by Tay Garnett and adapted from a story by William Faulkner. The skipper of a slave trading vessel operating along the West African coast in 1860, Captain Jim Lovett (Warner Baxter) is troubled by his flesh-peddling trade. He's marrying the beautiful Nancy Marlowe (Elizabeth Allan) and wants to replace his morally-indefensible

Overview

This period adventure drama was directed by Tay Garnett and adapted from a story by William Faulkner. The skipper of a slave trading vessel operating along the West African coast in 1860, Captain Jim Lovett (Warner Baxter) is troubled by his flesh-peddling trade. He's marrying the beautiful Nancy Marlowe (Elizabeth Allan) and wants to replace his morally-indefensible business with a more respectable foray into standard goods shipping. So he orders his first mate, Jack Thompson (Wallace Beery) to fire most of the crew and replace them with new hands. However, the ship's swabbies are accustomed to their lucrative line of work and, under the sway of the greedy Lefty (George Sanders), they mutiny, resulting in high seas histrionics and swashbuckling sword fights, with comedy relief provided by Mickey Rooney as Swifty the cabin boy. Lon Chaney, Jr. appears unbilled in the film's opening, where his character is crushed during a ship's launching.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2012
UPC:
0024543810704
Original Release:
1937
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
14,446

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Warner Baxter Jim Lovett
Wallace Beery Jack Thompson
Elizabeth Allan Nancy Marlowe
Mickey Rooney Swifty
George Sanders Lefty
Jane Darwell Mrs. Marlowe
Joseph Schildkraut Janelo
Arthur Hohl Grimes
Minna Gombell Mabel
Billy Bevan Atkins
Francis Ford Scraps
John Farrell MacDonald Proprietor
Matthew "Stymie" Beard Black Boy on Pier
John Bleifer Actor
Sven Hugo Borg Crew Member
Anita Brown Slave Woman
Lon Chaney Actor
Russ Clark Laborer
Bobby Dunn Actor
Eddie Dunn Ostler
Chester Gan Actor
Tom Kennedy Bartender
Jack Low Actor
Landers Stevens Owner
Miles Mander Corey
Jane Jones Ma Belcher
J.P. McGowan Helmsman
DeWitt Jennings Snodgrass
Paul Hurst Drunk
Dorothy Christy Blonde
Charles B. Middleton Slave Dealer
Dewey Robinson Bartender
Holmes Herbert Commander
Edwin Maxwell Auctioneer
Herbert Heywood Old Man
Winter Hall Minister
Marilyn Knowlden Girl
Arthur Aylesworth Stranger
Douglas Scott Boy

Technical Credits
Tay Garnett Director
Alfred Bruzlin Sound/Sound Designer
William Faulkner Screenwriter
Sam Hellman Screenwriter
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Nunnally Johnson Associate Producer
Gladys Lehman Screenwriter
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Lloyd Nosler Editor
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Hans Peters Production Designer
Royer Costumes/Costume Designer
Lamar Trotti Screenwriter
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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