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China Seas (1935)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 202473996
UPC: 012569792159
UPC 14: 00012569792159
Category Keywords: Action  Adventure  Vintage  War
Rating: NR
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The captain of a tramp steamer successfully negotiates a series of dangerous situations.

"Impossible to dislike film with that cast...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...charisma of its stars Gable, Harlow, and Beery with a fine supporting cast...  Sanderson Beck, Movie Mirror

Editor's Note
A soggy blend of adventure, comedy and romance on the high seas, but what a cast! Gable pilots a steamer plying the China seas, where in one tumultuous journey he fights off pirates, foul weather and the advances of a blonde bundle of trouble known as China Doll.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/20/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 87 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1935
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 79215
Video UPC UPC: 00012569792159
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Pan and Scan (TV Format)  1.37:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Clark Gable
Video Cast Info Jean Harlow
Video Cast Info Rosalind Russell
Video Cast Info Wallace Beery
Video Cast Info Albert Lewin - Producer
Video Cast Info Crosbie Garstin - Based On Book By
Video Cast Info Herbert Stothart, et. al. - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Irving Thalberg - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Jules Furthman, et. al. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Ray June - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Tay Garnett - Director
Video Cast Info William LeVanway - Editor
Plot Summary
Adventure, comedy and romance on the high seas. Alan Gaskell is an aristocratic ship captain piloting his vessel from Shanghai to Singapore. Jamesy MacArdle is the pernicious pirate getting in his way. But MacArdle is nothing compared to the blonde bundle of trouble known as China Doll. This sassy girl is anything but respectable but it doesn't stop her from making a play for Gaskell. She has to move his high-society girlfriend out of the way first, but China Doll is prepared to go to any length to get -- and get back at -- her man.

Professional Reviews

Ozus' World Movie Reviews 8 of 10
In China Seas, the fourth collaboration between Harlow and Gable, the Production Code that wasn't enforced when they made the similar themed steamy melodrama Red Dust is now enforced. As a result, Harlow is no longer a prostitute but a professional entertainer and none of the relationships are consummated. Tay Garnett efficiently directs this adventure/romance film based on the book China Seas by Crosbie Garstin. The witty screenplay, without a pretense to art, is by Jules Furthman and James K. McGuinness. - Dennis Schwartz
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