Way for a Sailor (1930)

79 mins | Comedy-drama | 1930

Cinematographer:

Percy Hilburn

Editor:

Frank Sullivan

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

A Spanish-language version of this film, En cada puerto un amor, was released in 1931 (see entry). ...

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A Spanish-language version of this film, En cada puerto un amor, was released in 1931 (see entry).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Dec 1930
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New York Times
13 Dec 1930
p. 22
Variety
24 Sep 1930
p. 30
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Sam Wood Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
[Dir]
WRITERS
Scen and dial
Scen and dial
Addl dial
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
SOUND
Rec dir
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Way for a Sailor! by Albert Richard Wetjen (New York, 1928).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
En cada puerto un amor
Release Date:
1930
Premiere Information:
release: 11 Oct or 1 Nov 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
6 November 1930
LP1698
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
79
Length(in feet):
7,967
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Merchant Marine sailor Jack, along with his buddies Tripod and Ginger, works hard while at sea, but drinks and carouses his way through the world's ports. He feels himself an indomitable force until he falls for Joan, a clerk who repeatedly repels his advances every time he comes into port. Only after a number of years is he able to see her alone and convince her to marry him. Before they move to a new place, Tripod and Ginger buy Jack a drink, which leads to another drunken night that ends with him signed on to another ship. Realizing Jack plans to return to the sea, Joan leaves him. Sometime later, having become a quartermaster on an ocean liner, Jack meets up with Joan onboard ship, but she is still unforgiving. When a storm wrecks a nearby ship and Jack joins Tripod, Ginger and others to rescue the crew, the pals are presumed lost at sea. However, they are rescued by a whaling vessel and eventually returned to port. Realizing her true feelings for Jack, Joan greets him on the dock. After each lays down the law on conditions for getting back together, Jack and Joan happily give their marriage another ...

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Merchant Marine sailor Jack, along with his buddies Tripod and Ginger, works hard while at sea, but drinks and carouses his way through the world's ports. He feels himself an indomitable force until he falls for Joan, a clerk who repeatedly repels his advances every time he comes into port. Only after a number of years is he able to see her alone and convince her to marry him. Before they move to a new place, Tripod and Ginger buy Jack a drink, which leads to another drunken night that ends with him signed on to another ship. Realizing Jack plans to return to the sea, Joan leaves him. Sometime later, having become a quartermaster on an ocean liner, Jack meets up with Joan onboard ship, but she is still unforgiving. When a storm wrecks a nearby ship and Jack joins Tripod, Ginger and others to rescue the crew, the pals are presumed lost at sea. However, they are rescued by a whaling vessel and eventually returned to port. Realizing her true feelings for Jack, Joan greets him on the dock. After each lays down the law on conditions for getting back together, Jack and Joan happily give their marriage another chance.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Sea


Subject

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

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