1. Destroyer (Columbia, 1943)

    Starring Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Leo Gorcey, Regis Toomey, Edward Brophy, Lloyd Bridges

     
  2. Blackgang’s Summer Movie Review

    Adventure’s End (Realart, R- 1949)

    Starring John Wayne, Diana Gibson, Montagu Love, Moroni Olsen, Maurice Black, Paul White, Cameron Hall, Patrick J. Kelly, George Cleveland, and Glenn Strange. Directed by Arthur Lubin.

    Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade (John Wayne) escapes angry natives by joining on to a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter, already being wooed by the first mate. +  (more)

     
  3. Follow the Fleet (RKO, 1936)

    Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, Astrid Allwyn, Betty Grable, and Lucille Ball. Directed by Mark Sandrich.

     
  4. Captains Courageous (MGM, 1937). Lobby Card Set

    Spoiled rich boy Harvey Cheyne (played to perfection by Freddie Bartholomew) has a real attitude problem. When he falls overboard while traveling on an ocean liner, Harvey is rescued by a fishing boat heading out to sea.

    Unable to convince the crew that he is, indeed, the scion of a wealthy family, Harvey is put under the care of Manuel (Spencer Tracy), a Portuguese fisherman, from whom he learns a number of valuable life lessons.

     
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  6. Miss Pacific Fleet (Warner Brothers, 1935)

    Starring Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Hugh Herbert, Eddie Acuff, Marie Wilson. Directed by Ray Enright.

     
  7. The Long Voyage Home (United Artists, 1940)

    Starring John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Barry Fitzgerald, Wilfred Lawson, Mildred Natwick, John Qualen, Ward Bond, Arthur Shields, Joe Sawyer, J.M. Kerrigan, Rafaela Ottiano, Carmen Morales, and Constantine Romanoff. Directed by John Ford.

     
  8. Action in the North Atlantic (Warner Brothers, 1943)

    Starring Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop, Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Dane Clark, Peter Whitney, Dick Hogan, Louis Adlon, Kirk Alyn, Virginia Christine, Donald Douglas, Charles Trowbridge. Directed by Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin and Raoul Walsh.

     
  9. Destroyer (Columbia, 1943)

    Starring Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Leo Gorcey, Regis Toomey, Edward Brophy, and Lloyd Bridges.

     
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  13. Carry On Cruising (1962)Carry On Jack (1963)

    Don’t ask, don’t even start…

    Miss Monkey’s British beau strongly encouraged her to watch this series of filmssome time ago. Good Times were guaranteed. After 30 minutes or so of one of these hallucinogenic horror dreams, I hit the kill switch with extreme prejudice. I think it was supposed to be about the French Revolution, I have tried earnestly to force it from my mind.

    I would have gladly, no — Delightedlyleft them out altogether except a certain someone “threw his teddy out of the cot”, “pitched a wobbly” and was otherwise being a mardy git, which in the land of pervy, warm-beer-drinking, bare-knuckle fighting, malnourished pygmy people means “had a shit fit” and insisted I include them.

    carryonjackThe Carry On series was a long-running sequence of 31 low-budget British comedy motion pictures produced between 1958 and 1992, all made at Pinewood Studios; often cleverly shot on the same sets and using leftover props and costumes from major Pinewood productions. While many of them parodied more serious films, the series’ humour relied largely on innuendo, double entendre, and the sending-up of British institutions and customs.

    Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas were the sole producer and director respectively and mostly employed the same crew and a regular group of actors. Next to the James Bond films, they are the second-longest continually-running UK film series.

    Penelope Gilliatt opined, “The usual charge to make against the Carry On films is to say that they could be so much better done. This is true enough. They look dreadful, they seem to be edited with a bacon slicer, the effects are perfunctory and the comic rhythm jerks along like a cat on a cold morning. But if all these things were more elegant I don’t really think the films would be more enjoyable: the badness is part of the funniness.”

    These movies are just plain moronic. Second only to Half Man, Half Biscuit, the Carry Onfilms are the single worst form of entertainment ever exported from the UK.

    Maritime Monday for July 22nd, 2013:
    Summer Movie Guide, Part II: Romance and Adventure on the High Seas!

     
  14. Northern Pursuit (Warner Brothers, 1949) Italian movie poster

    Flynn is cast as a Canadian Mountie assigned to track down and capture downed Nazi pilot Hugo von Keller (Helmut Dantine) in the frozen Hudson Bay region.

    Once Wagner and fellow Mountie Jim Austin, (John Ridgely) catch up with Von Keller they pretend to be on his side, hoping he’ll reveal his espionage plans.

    Taken in by the ruse, Von Keller leads the mounties to a secret Nazi hideaway where the Germans have hidden a huge bomber they plan to use against North America… +

     
  15. Run Silent, Run Deep (United Artists, 1958). Three Sheet