Hell Harbor (1930)

90 mins | Romance | 15 March 1930

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HISTORY

The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date for Hell Harbor was in early Sep 1929 (the single digit was illegible). According to the 15 Feb 1930 Exhibition Herald-World, the song running through the movie was called "Caribbean Love Song."
       According to the Var review, Hell Harbor was photographed on locations near Tampa, FL.
       The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association certificate number is for the 1934 ... More Less

The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date for Hell Harbor was in early Sep 1929 (the single digit was illegible). According to the 15 Feb 1930 Exhibition Herald-World, the song running through the movie was called "Caribbean Love Song."
       According to the Var review, Hell Harbor was photographed on locations near Tampa, FL.
       The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association certificate number is for the 1934 reissue. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Chicago Tribune
13 May 1930
p. 37.
Exhibitors Herald-World
4 Jan 1930
p. 59.
Exhibitors Herald-World
15 Feb 1930
p. 52.
Film Daily
23 Feb 1930.
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New York Times
28 Mar 1930
p. 22.
Variety
9 Apr 1930
p. 39.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
Dial and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod staff
Prod staff
Prod staff
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Out of the Night by Rida Johnson Young (New York, 1925).
SONGS
"Caribbean Theme Song."
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 March 1930
Production Date:
began early September 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Inspiration Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 February 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1097
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
90
Length(in feet):
8,354
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
Chinese
PCA No:
0605
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Anita, the daughter of a descendant of Morgan, the pirate, lives with her unscrupulous father, Harry, on a Caribbean island. Joseph Horngold, a pearl trader, seeing Morgan kill a stranger in the island honky-tonk, bargains with him, proposing that he marry Anita as the price for his silence; but the strong-willed Anita refuses to submit to her father's demands. She tells Bob Wade, an American trader, of her father's plans and warns him of her father and Joseph's treachery; consequently, he agrees to protect her. Anita steals Joseph's pearls; and when he accuses Morgan of the theft, Morgan kills the trader and menaces the girl with a similar fate. Learning of her peril, Wade comes to her aid and charges Morgan with the murder. Ultimately, Wade and Anita are happily ... +


Anita, the daughter of a descendant of Morgan, the pirate, lives with her unscrupulous father, Harry, on a Caribbean island. Joseph Horngold, a pearl trader, seeing Morgan kill a stranger in the island honky-tonk, bargains with him, proposing that he marry Anita as the price for his silence; but the strong-willed Anita refuses to submit to her father's demands. She tells Bob Wade, an American trader, of her father's plans and warns him of her father and Joseph's treachery; consequently, he agrees to protect her. Anita steals Joseph's pearls; and when he accuses Morgan of the theft, Morgan kills the trader and menaces the girl with a similar fate. Learning of her peril, Wade comes to her aid and charges Morgan with the murder. Ultimately, Wade and Anita are happily reunited. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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