Night Cargo


1h 6m 1935

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Peerless Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Peerless Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Film Length
5,998 reels

Synopsis

Shark Moran has been lending money to Spider Blake and Gus Noble, a pair of smugglers who own a saloon in Singapore, where Marty Clark, an American girl, dances. While in Singapore to collect his money, Moran saves American Bruce Donaldson from drowning himself over a woman and offers him a job on his island coconut plantation. On the island, while Bruce waits for the next boat to Singapore, he tells Shark he lost his fiancée when his wealthy family refused to let him marry a showgirl and then tried to pay her off; after the girl left for the Orient, Bruce abandoned his family and its fortune to find her. Bruce decides to stay at the plantation, and Shark offers to make him his partner. One night, after telling Bruce he is thinking of marriage, Shark leaves the island and visits Marty at the saloon, offering to take her home. She tells him, however, that each night she dreams of seeing her old lover in the audience. Shark collects $5,000 from Blake by threatening to expose him and Noble to the New York police, who are looking for them. Blake then hires a man to follow Shark and retrieve the five grand. At Marty's house, Shark proposes, but she says her heart is taken and shows him a picture of Bruce. When Shark flies into a rage, Marty's faithful servant stabs Shark in the back to protect her. In the scuffle, Marty sees Blake's henchman Wong at the window. While trying to flee the city, Marty runs into Bruce, who takes her to the island. Bruce, however, is determined to find the saloon dancer who murdered Shark. No one on the island knows Marty by her real name, Claire Martineau. Noble and Blake arrive to blackmail Marty into stealing their loan note out of Shark's safe. Shark's servant Tiana, who has been trying in vain to seduce Bruce, jealously tells Bruce that Marty killed Shark. Bruce then coaxes Marty into confessing what really happened. The next day, when Bruce holds up Noble and Blake, Wong enters, and Claire identifies him as the man at the window. Wong confirms Marty's claim that her servant killed Shark, and Bruce and Marty marry.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Peerless Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Peerless Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Film Length
5,998 reels

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Notes

Photographer Walter Lundin worked by courtesy of Harold Lloyd. Film Daily credits Fred Bain as editor, while the onscreen credits list James Whitehead. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, Crane Wilbur worked on the screenplay.