Eight Girls in a Boat (1934 film)

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Eight Girls in a Boat
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Directed by Richard Wallace
Screenplay byHelmut Brandis
Lewis R. Foster
Casey Robinson
Produced by Charles R. Rogers
Starring Dorothy Wilson
Douglass Montgomery
Kay Johnson
Walter Connolly
Ferike Boros
James Bush
Barbara Barondess
Cinematography Gilbert Warrenton
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 5, 1934 (1934-01-05)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

Eight Girls in a Boat is a 1934 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Richard Wallace and written by Helmut Brandis, Lewis R. Foster and Casey Robinson. It is a remake of the 1932 German film Eight Girls in a Boat , which was also co-written by Brandis.


The film stars Dorothy Wilson, Douglass Montgomery, Kay Johnson, Walter Connolly, Ferike Boros, James Bush and Barbara Barondess. The film was released on January 5, 1934, by Paramount Pictures. [1] [2]


While attending a girls' school in Switzerland, young Christa Storm discovers she is expecting a baby. Student David wants to marry her, but he is poor and Christa's father objects to him as a suitable spouse. Christa contemplates suicide by poison and even enjoys a final night out with friends before having a change of heart.

Others from the rowing team, including the coach, are unaware of Christa's plight. To punish her, the coach at one point makes Christa do strenuous dives and strokes in the water until she nearly collapses. All turns out well for her in the end.


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