Our final reader-led road trip sets off today from Baltimore. Over the next five days, Vicky Baker and photographer Greta Rybus will be bringing you live updates of their progress as they head up the east coast, bound for Bar Harbor in Maine.
Starring George O’Brien, Constance Worth, William Hall, and Brandon Evans. Directed by Ewing Scott.
In this high-seas adventure, an assistant state’s attorney must serve a subpoena upon a wealthy yacht owner. To do this the fellow must sign on as a crew member for a race across the Pacific to Hawaii. The yacht is filled with wealthy passengers. Trouble ensues when the craft is rammed by a gun smuggler’s windjammer.
The snooty passengers are rescued and taken aboard the smuggler’s craft. At first they are ungrateful and boorish, but then the passengers begin realizing that their lives are in the attorney’s capable hands and begin pitching in to help.
“Gromoboi” was an armoured cruiser of the Russian fleet that took part in the Russo-Japanese War and WWI. It was built in St. Petersburg under the improved project of the cruiser “Russia”. Its construction began in 1898, the cruiser was put into service in 1900. Yes, that’s a “Bow-Chaser” protruding above the bow ornament. Russian Blogger. ID not revealed. http://englishrussia.com/
Rainbow Island is a lavish Technicolor confection designed to show off the physical attributes of star Dorothy Lamour. This time Lamour is a white girl raised as native on a tropical isle. Barry Sullivan, Eddie Bracken and Gil Lamb play merchant-marine sailors hiding from Japanese troops on Lamour’s island.
The storyline may have had dramatic inclinations, but these are forgotten amidst several seductive musical numbers and numerous shots of Dorothy swaying in her patented sarong. Perhaps aware that no one could have taken this film seriously, Ms. Lamour plays her role for laughs, and gets them. +