Sensation Hunters


1h 13m 1933

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 1, 1933
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
State Rights
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
From the short story "Cabaret" by Whitman Chambers (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Dale Jordon is on her way to Panama with Trixie Snell and Her Hotcha Girls to be a cabaret singer at the Bull Ring Cafe. Traveling by ship, Dale meets and falls in love with Tom Baylor, who owns copper interests near Panama. Baylor is concerned about Dale and they quarrel after he asks her to promise not to start drinking. Baylor sends Dale a bracelet with a note saying that they should part. After three months, Dale, who is rooming with friend and fellow singer Jerry Royal, is tired and frustrated with her job. She attracts the attention of a wealthy flier, Jimmy Crosby, who wants a more permanent relationship, but Dale is still in love with Baylor and refuses. After a fight with Trixie, Dale asks Crosby to take her away and promises to marry him. Crosby agrees and Dale spends her savings on a hotel room and clothes. Baylor returns to Panama and, meeting Dale in the hotel lobby, assumes that she is Crosby's mistress. Dale, angered by his assumption, pretends it is true and Baylor leaves for San Francisco. Before they can leave for New York, Crosby makes a last test run. His wife has refused to give him a divorce to marry Dale, and, distraught, he commits suicide in a plane crash. Trixie refuses to give Dale her old job back and also fires Jerry when she tries to intercede. The girls go to work in a seedy saloon to earn enough money for passage home. They almost have enough when Jerry is stabbed in a barfight. Dale spends all their money for Jerry's medical expenses but still desperately short, prepares to become a prostitute; instead, Baylor arrives, summoned by a telegram from Jerry, and he and Dale reconcile.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 1, 1933
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
State Rights
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
From the short story "Cabaret" by Whitman Chambers (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m
Film Length
8 reels

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Trivia

Notes

While screen credits and reviews acknowledge several musical numbers, only one song title was found in copyright and contemporay source materials. According to a contemporary source, actress Juanita Hansen returned to the screen in this film after a ten-years absence due to an accident caused by defective plumbing in a hotel shower that resulted in serious burns on her body.