The Luck of a Sailor

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The Luck of a Sailor
Directed by Robert Milton
Produced by Walter C. Mycroft
Written by Horton Giddy (play)
Clifford Grey
Wolfgang Wilhelm
Starring Greta Nissen
David Manners
Clifford Mollison
Music by Van Phillips
Cinematography Claude Friese-Greene
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
May 1934
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Luck of a Sailor is a 1934 British romance film directed by Robert Milton and starring Greta Nissen, David Manners and Clifford Mollison. It was made at Elstree Studios. [1]

Romance film film genre

Romance films or romance movies are romantic love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theaters and on TV that focus on passion, emotion, and the affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters and the journey that their genuinely strong, true and pure romantic love takes them through dating, courtship or marriage. Romance films make the romantic love story or the search for strong and pure love and romance the main plot focus. Occasionally, romance lovers face obstacles such as finances, physical illness, various forms of discrimination, psychological restraints or family that threaten to break their union of love. As in all quite strong, deep, and close romantic relationships, tensions of day-to-day life, temptations, and differences in compatibility enter into the plots of romantic films.

Robert Milton was a Russian-born screenwriter and film director who worked and settled in the United States. He wrote and directed for the stage, and directed three British films.

Greta Nissen actress

Greta Nissen was a Norwegian-born American film and stage actress.



David Manners Canadian-born American actor

David Joseph Manners was a Canadian-American actor who played John Harker in Todd Browning's 1931 horror classic Dracula, which starred Bela Lugosi in the title role. The following year, Manners portrayed the archaeologist Frank Whemple in The Mummy, another pre-Code thriller by Universal Pictures.

Clifford Lely Mollison was a British film and television actor. He was married to the actress Avril Wheatley. His younger brother was the actor Henry Mollison.

Camilla Horn German actress

Camilla Horn was a German dancer and a film star of the silent and sound era. She starred in several Hollywood films of the late 1920s and in a few British and Italian productions.

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  1. Wood p.78