The Live Wire (1935)

60 mins | Adventure | 1935

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HISTORY

Although a 1935 copyright statement appears on the viewed print, the title is not listed in the copyright register. The exact release date for the film was not found, although it was reviewed by Exh on 1 Nov 1935. Dockside locations were shot in San Pedro, CA at the Los Angeles ... More Less

Although a 1935 copyright statement appears on the viewed print, the title is not listed in the copyright register. The exact release date for the film was not found, although it was reviewed by Exh on 1 Nov 1935. Dockside locations were shot in San Pedro, CA at the Los Angeles Harbor. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
22 Apr 35
p. 31.
The Exhibitor
1 Nov 35
p. 42.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1935
Production Date:
began early April 1935
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
912
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Professors Sneed and Harris recognize an antique vase in an antique store as part of a secret treasure. Sneed and Harris track down the sailor, Dick Nelson, who sold the vase to the antique dealer, and they hire him as a guide. Sneed and Harris rent a boat from Captain King and a crew including Bull Dennis, Dick's enemy. At sea, the captain's daughter, Madge, is discovered on board, and Bull incites the crew to mutiny. Bull is placed in the brig when he is seen clubbing a sailor who was reluctant to join in the mutiny. When land is sighted, the mutineers release Bull, but an accidental explosion occurs and the ship blows up. The survivors land on two different parts of an island, and each group begins independent searches for the treasure. Dick and Madge are the first to locate the ruins, followed by Sneed, and then Bull and his mutineers. Dick finds the piece that matches the vase, and after he fights his way past Bull, he finds King, who has spied an oceanliner anchored near the island. The crew of the oceanliner rescues King and his friends. As they head for home, King and Sneed make plans for the complete treasure, and Dick declares his love for ... +


Professors Sneed and Harris recognize an antique vase in an antique store as part of a secret treasure. Sneed and Harris track down the sailor, Dick Nelson, who sold the vase to the antique dealer, and they hire him as a guide. Sneed and Harris rent a boat from Captain King and a crew including Bull Dennis, Dick's enemy. At sea, the captain's daughter, Madge, is discovered on board, and Bull incites the crew to mutiny. Bull is placed in the brig when he is seen clubbing a sailor who was reluctant to join in the mutiny. When land is sighted, the mutineers release Bull, but an accidental explosion occurs and the ship blows up. The survivors land on two different parts of an island, and each group begins independent searches for the treasure. Dick and Madge are the first to locate the ruins, followed by Sneed, and then Bull and his mutineers. Dick finds the piece that matches the vase, and after he fights his way past Bull, he finds King, who has spied an oceanliner anchored near the island. The crew of the oceanliner rescues King and his friends. As they head for home, King and Sneed make plans for the complete treasure, and Dick declares his love for Madge. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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