Atlantic Adventure


1h 10m 1935
Atlantic Adventure

Brief Synopsis

An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.

Film Details

Genre
Mystery
Release Date
Aug 25, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Atlantic Adventurer" by Diana Bourbon in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Aug 1934).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

When reporter Dan Miller is once again late to meet his girl friend, Helen Murdock, because he is working on a story, Helen breaks up with him. Later, in an effort to reconcile with her, Dan misses an appointment with the district attorney, and is fired when his editor learns that the district attorney was murdered in Dan's absence. The man suspected of the crime, Mitts Coster, is rumored to be traveling to Europe aboard an ocean liner. While Dan's friend, photographer Snapper McGillicuddy, fetches Helen to the boat, under the pretense that Dan is leaving town to forget her, Dan searches the ship for Mitts, whom he does not recognize. When Helen arrives, Dan feigns illness, and she admits her love for him. When Helen learns of Dan's ruse, however, she angrily hits him with a package that a passenger gave her when she boarded the ship. The package contains a passport for Dorothy Madden, who greatly resembles Helen, and $2,000 dollars. Dan is certain that the money is from a recent jewel robbery. While they argue, the ship leaves port. When Dan and Snapper are revealed to be stowaways and are sent to the brig, Helen assumes Dorothy's identity. Also on board the ship are Mr. and Mrs. Van Dieman, the jewel thieves; Mitts and his accomplice, Spike Jones, who are disguised as father and son; and Frank Julian, Dorothy's accomplice, who plans to rob the Van Diemens of their booty. It is not until Helen receives a threatening note that she realizes the danger she is in and persuades the ship's captain to release Dan and Snapper. When Frank learns that Helen is not Dorothy, he bands together with Spike, Mitts and the Van Diemans to get rid of her. First Helen, then Snapper are captured. Dan overhears the crooks' plans to throw the two overboard and sets off a fire alarm. During the ensuing melee, he is able to capture the entire gang and recover the jewels. Dan and Helen are then reconciled, but at their wedding ceremony, Dan hurries off when he hears the cry, "Man overboard."

Film Details

Genre
Mystery
Release Date
Aug 25, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Atlantic Adventurer" by Diana Bourbon in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Aug 1934).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

The CBCS lists Vivien Oakland as Mrs. Van Dieman, but Nana Bryant is credited on screen. It is not known if Oakland played a different role in the final film.