Mystery Sea Raider


1h 15m 1940

Film Details

Also Known As
Mystery Raider
Release Date
Aug 9, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

At the onset of World War II, June McCarthy returns to the United States from Europe, hoping to renew her relationship with Capt. Jimmy Madden. Jimmy is insulted when she urges him to give up his "rustbucket" of a ship for a "real" job, but June remains determined to help him. She enlists the help of Carl Cutler, a businessman she met on her voyage home, and he hires Jimmy's scow for his import-export business. Unknown to June, however, Carl is a German saboteur who has ordered his thugs to kill her because she knows too much. When the assassination fails, Carl takes June hostage aboard Jimmy's ship. After a German submarine intercepts the boat, Carl reveals that he is really a German commander intending to use the ship for the German war effort and, after imprisoning Jimmy and his crew, orders the ship be painted to look like a Danish vessel. Carl then uses the ship to wage a mission of destruction across the Carribean. After June conceives a plan to notify the outside world of the raider, Jimmy regains his trust in her, and together they proceed with the scheme. Using flares cut from life preservers, they send S.O.S. messages in various languages until their flares are intercepted by a British ship, which then comes to the aid of the captured freighter. In a final battle of wits, Carl refuses to surrender to the British and, after releasing his prisoners, goes down with his ship. Rescued by the British, Jimmy and June return together to the United States.

Cast

Carole Landis

June McCarthy

Henry Wilcoxon

Capt. Jimmy Madden

Onslow Stevens

Carl Cutler

Kathleen Howard

Maggie Clancy

Wallace Rairden

Blake, 3rd mate

Sven Hugo Borg

Sven

Henry Victor

Commander Bulow

Roland Varno

Lieut. Schmidt

Louis Adlon

Lerner

Will Kaufman

Lieut. Felder

Monte Blue

Capt. Norberg

Matthew Boulton

Capt. Howard

Gohr Van Vleck

Capt. Van Wyck

Jean Del Val

Capt. Benoit

Kay Linaker

Flossie LaMare

Reed Howes

Hughes, Carl's chauffeur

Philip Warren

Sparks, radio operator

Darryl Hickman

Benny

Norma Nelson

Annette

Leonard Willey

British cruiser captain

Wanda Mckay

Lois

Ernest Whitman

First fisherman

Jesse Lee Brooks

Second fisherman

Eddie Brian

Boy

Pierre Watkin

Straker

Wally Maher

Jenkins

Henry Von Zynda

Submarine commander

Anthony Marsh

Radio operator-Aleria

Harry Depp

Mousey little man

Roland Drew

Navigating officer

Hans Fuerberg

Radio man

Albert D'arno

Submarine commander

Ferdinand Schumann-heink

Submarine captain

Denis D'auburn

Gunnery officer

William Castello

Radio operator

Tom Mizer

German officer

Philip Winter

Chalmers

Vernon Downing

Martin

Leyland Hodgson

Listener

Sid D'albrook

Man on wharf

Tom Wintle

Man on wharf

Chuck Hamilton

Man on wharf

George Magrill

Man on wharf

Dick Winslow

Messenger

Harry Bailey

Sugar-Daddy

Emmett Vogan

Policeman

Ben Taggart

Policeman

John Indrisano

Bo's'n

Eric Alden

August, German seaman

Nicholas Vehr

Adolph, German seaman

Worth Crouch

Quartermaster

Larry Lawson

Larry, American seaman

Jack Chapin

Messboy

Jack Roberts

Jack, American seaman

Knud Kreuger

Franz, German seaman

Otto Reichow

Siegfried, German seaman

Charles Flynn

Heinrich, German seaman

Carl Grayson

Ernst, German seaman

Holger Bendixen

Wilheim, German seaman

Douglas Grant

Hans, German seaman

Edward Groag

Herman, German seaman

Rudolph Steinbeck

Nick, German seaman

Chester Walker

Karl, German seaman

Sigurd Tor

Albert, German seaman

Hans Schumm

Sentry

Film Details

Also Known As
Mystery Raider
Release Date
Aug 9, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
8 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The working title of this picture was Mystery Raider. The film marked the American motion picture debut of actor Kurt Kreuger (1916-2006), who was credited as Knud Kreuger early in his career.