Chubasco


1h 39m 1968
Chubasco

Brief Synopsis

A young delinquent tries to redeem himself by working on a tuna boat.

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Film Details

Genre
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 5 Jun 1968
Production Company
Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Police arrest Chubasco, a wild 20-year-old, and his girl friend Bunny when a gang of motorcyclists ride through a California beach party. Bunny is bailed out by her irate father, Sebastian, and the sympathetic judge prevails upon executive Nick Kassel to find work for Chubasco aboard one of his tuna boats. Despite his rebellious attitude, Chubasco wins the approval of Captain Laurindo. Later, Chubasco goes to work for an elderly skipper, Benito, who takes a paternal interest in him and helps him to arrange an elopement with Bunny. The wedding, which takes place in a brothel owned by Benito's friend Angela, is a raucous affair which ends sadly when Benito suffers a fatal heart attack. Chubasco ships out on another tuna boat and leaves Bunny in the care of Angela. Although Chubasco's new skipper turns out to be Bunny's father, the two men get along well enough until Sebastian learns that Chubasco has married Bunny. Unwilling to accept the young man, he attacks Chubasco but is himself knocked overboard during the fight. Despite Chubasco's saving his life, Sebastian vows to put him ashore at the next port. When Chubasco accidentally falls over the side, Sebastian rescues him. The two men are united by the incident, and when their ship reaches port, Sebastian smiles as Chubasco embraces Bunny.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 5 Jun 1968
Production Company
Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Chubasco -


Between Dick & Liz and Jack & Angelica, Christopher Jones and Susan Strasberg became for a brief interlude Hollywood's premiere power couple, beautiful creatures whose boundless charisma and seemingly limitless prospects were the envy of the Sunset Strip. The daughter of Actor's Studio co-founder Lee Strasberg, Susan Strasberg had been nominated for a Tony award at age 18 and was known abroad as "La Strasberg;" Jones was a product of Memphis' Boys Town, a motherless loner who found a measure of structure and consistency in acting and was being touted as the next James Dean. Married in 1965, the couple's only feature film pairing was in the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts production Chubasco (1968), the title taken from the Spanish word for the violent storms that rock Mexico's Pacific coast. Playing to his strengths, Jones stars as a rootless drifter whose love for a port town girl (Strasberg had given birth to the couple's only child, a daughter, in 1966) angers her father (Richard Egan), a fishing boat captain. Like an Elvis vehicle played without songs, Chubasco was as dramatic off-screen as on, with the stormy marriage of Jones and Strasberg ending in divorce not long after production wrapped in late 1967. (Jones rebounded with an affair with actress Sharon Tate that ended with her August 1969 murder.) Chubasco proved an effective launching pad for Jones' career (though he quit Hollywood in 1970 after making Ryan's Daughter for David Lean), and was the last film of veteran Hollywood actor Preston Foster.

By Richard Harland Smith
Chubasco -

Chubasco -

Between Dick & Liz and Jack & Angelica, Christopher Jones and Susan Strasberg became for a brief interlude Hollywood's premiere power couple, beautiful creatures whose boundless charisma and seemingly limitless prospects were the envy of the Sunset Strip. The daughter of Actor's Studio co-founder Lee Strasberg, Susan Strasberg had been nominated for a Tony award at age 18 and was known abroad as "La Strasberg;" Jones was a product of Memphis' Boys Town, a motherless loner who found a measure of structure and consistency in acting and was being touted as the next James Dean. Married in 1965, the couple's only feature film pairing was in the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts production Chubasco (1968), the title taken from the Spanish word for the violent storms that rock Mexico's Pacific coast. Playing to his strengths, Jones stars as a rootless drifter whose love for a port town girl (Strasberg had given birth to the couple's only child, a daughter, in 1966) angers her father (Richard Egan), a fishing boat captain. Like an Elvis vehicle played without songs, Chubasco was as dramatic off-screen as on, with the stormy marriage of Jones and Strasberg ending in divorce not long after production wrapped in late 1967. (Jones rebounded with an affair with actress Sharon Tate that ended with her August 1969 murder.) Chubasco proved an effective launching pad for Jones' career (though he quit Hollywood in 1970 after making Ryan's Daughter for David Lean), and was the last film of veteran Hollywood actor Preston Foster. By Richard Harland Smith

Chubasco


A young delinquent tries to redeem himself by working on a tuna boat.

Chubasco

A young delinquent tries to redeem himself by working on a tuna boat.

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Location scenes filmed in San Diego, California. Burks was replaced as photographer early in production.