Tiger Shark (film)

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Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark 1932 poster.jpg
1932 Theatrical Poster
Directed by Howard Hawks
Screenplay by Wells Root
Story by Houston Branch
Produced by Bryan Foy
Starring
Cinematography Tony Gaudio
Edited by Thomas Pratt
Music by Bernhard Kaun
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date
  • September 22, 1932 (1932-09-22)(U.S.)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$375,000 [1]
Box office$879,000 [1]

Tiger Shark is a 1932 American pre-Code melodrama romantic film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Edward G. Robinson, Richard Arlen and Zita Johann. [2]

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Plot

The wife of one-handed tuna fisherman Mike Mascarenhas falls for the man whose life Mike had saved while at sea.

Cast

Production notes

The film was made in the same year as Scarface , which is considered to be the Howard Hawks' best film of the early sound era. The general storyline was repeated several times in later films such as Manpower (1941) with Marlene Dietrich and George Raft, in which Robinson plays the same role but as a powerline worker.

The film's leading lady Zita Johann may be best remembered for her role in Karl Freund's The Mummy (1932).

Box office

According to Warner Bros. records, the film earned $436,000 domestically and $443,000 foreign. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 13 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. Sala, Ángel (October 2005). "Apéndices". Tiburón ¡Vas a necesitar un barco más grande! El filme que cambió Hollywood (1st ed.). Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya. p. 114. ISBN   84-96129-72-1.