Rough Waters (1930)

46 mins | Adventure | 7 June 1930

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DATE
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Film Daily
27 Jul 1930.
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Variety
30 Jul 1930
p. 38.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 June 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 May 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1310
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
46
Length(in feet):
4,280
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Captain Thomas, a retired sea captain, lives with his daughter, Mary, in an abandoned seacoast town on the Pacific Palisades, confined to a wheelchair. Their only visitors are Cal Morton, a motorcycle patrolman who loves Mary, and his dog, Rinty. Meanwhile, Morris and two fellow gangsters, Little and Davis, rob a payroll car; and posing as government agents, they force their way into the captain's house. Rinty brings the daily paper to the captain with news of the robbery and murder, and Mary succeeds in dispatching a note to Cal for help. Mail agents Bill and Fred are overtaken by the bandits, and Morris superficially wounds Rinty and Cal on the beach; but Cal and Rinty prevent the fugitives from escaping in a boat, and with Bill's help they are ... +


Captain Thomas, a retired sea captain, lives with his daughter, Mary, in an abandoned seacoast town on the Pacific Palisades, confined to a wheelchair. Their only visitors are Cal Morton, a motorcycle patrolman who loves Mary, and his dog, Rinty. Meanwhile, Morris and two fellow gangsters, Little and Davis, rob a payroll car; and posing as government agents, they force their way into the captain's house. Rinty brings the daily paper to the captain with news of the robbery and murder, and Mary succeeds in dispatching a note to Cal for help. Mail agents Bill and Fred are overtaken by the bandits, and Morris superficially wounds Rinty and Cal on the beach; but Cal and Rinty prevent the fugitives from escaping in a boat, and with Bill's help they are handcuffed. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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