El capitán Tormenta
Cast & Crew
[The following plot summary is based on the English-language version of this film, Captain Calamity ; character names refer to that version.] Captain Calamity, a skipper on the South Seas, pretends to be holding Spanish pirate treasure and, consequently, is pursued by a host of island thieves. While single-handedly fending them off, he falls in love with a young woman named Madge. Eventually, all the crooks are killed or jailed, and Madge and the captain are united.
José Luis Tortosa
José Peña "pepet"
Unlike the English-language version, Captain Calamity, which was produced by Regal Productions, Inc., this Spanish-language version was produced by Metropolitan Pictures Corp., a company set up by Hirliman to make Spanish versions of some of his films. Both versions were shot simultaneously at Talisman Studios. According to the Hollywood Reporter review, portions of both versions were shot on location on Santa Catalina Island, CA. A news item in Hollywood Reporter on January 25, 1936 states that George Hirliman was negotiating with actress Lupita Tovar to appear in the Spanish and English versions of this film; however, she appeared only in the Spanish version. The English-language version also was directed by John Reinhardt and starred George Houston and Marian Nixon.