Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark

Edward G. Robinson
Director: Howard Hawks Cast: Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Richard Arlen
Richard Arlen
, Zita Johann
Zita Johann
Howard Hawks

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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It is difficult to determine who is the more ferocious character in this film: The real shark seen in the underwater sequences, or star Edward G. Robinson. Robinson plays a Portuguese tuna boat skipper--the self-styled "best dam' fisherman in the Pacific"--who years earlier had lost his hand to a shark while rescuing best friend Richard Arlen. Robinson promises to look after the daughter (Zita Johann) of a recently deceased crew member. He proposes marriage; she accepts, more out of gratitude than love. The girl eventually falls for Robinson's pal Arlen, who wants to break off the relationship before Robinson gets hurt. But Robinson catches the lovers together, and vows to kill Arlen. In attempting to throw his ex-friend to the sharks, Robinson is accidentally pulled overboard to his own death. Warner Bros. would unofficially remake Tiger Shark several times over the next ten years; while the professions of the two leading male characters would change, the basic "triangle" plot remained the same.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2009
UPC: 0883316221938
Original Release: 1932
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:17:00
Sales rank: 41,138

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson Capt. Mike Mascarenhas
Richard Arlen Pipes Boley
Zita Johann Quita Silva
Leila Bennett Muggsy
J. Carrol Naish Tony
Vince Barnett Fishbone
William Ricciardi Manuel Silva
Edwin Maxwell Doctor
Henry Armetta Actor

Technical Credits
Howard Hawks Director
Leo F. Forbstein Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Gaudio Cinematographer
Raymond Griffith Producer
Jack Okey Art Director
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas Pratt Editor
Wells Root Screenwriter
Richard Rosson Asst. Director

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