Director:

Alf Goulding

Cinematographer:

Arthur Reed

Editor:

Basil Wrangell

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

All at Sea was the last of several M-G-M films from 1927 to 1929 in which Karl Dane and George K. Arthur starred as a comedy team. The two comedians also appeared in The Hollywood Revue of 1929 , which was released after All at Sea , but The Hollywood Revue of 1929 was a variety film featuring many M-G-M stars in short sketches or musical ... More Less

All at Sea was the last of several M-G-M films from 1927 to 1929 in which Karl Dane and George K. Arthur starred as a comedy team. The two comedians also appeared in The Hollywood Revue of 1929 , which was released after All at Sea , but The Hollywood Revue of 1929 was a variety film featuring many M-G-M stars in short sketches or musical acts. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
6 Jun 1929.
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Townsville Daily Bulletin (Australia)
23 Nov 1929
p. 3.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Scen
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 March 1929
Copyright Number:
LP184
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,345
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When boson’s mate Stupid McDuff starts to heckle during a performance by small-time magician and hypnotist Rollo the Great, Rollo places McDuff under a hypnotic spell. Awakening to learn that Rollo has made him do foolish things, McDuff becomes so angry that he goes after Rollo, who escapes by disguising himself in a sailor's uniform. Rollo's plan backfires when a recruitment officer sees him and, assuming he is a real sailor, sends him aboard McDuff's ship. The two continue their animosity aboard ship and in port, especially over Shirley Page, a young woman McDuff is pursuing but who is attracted to Rollo. At a naval ball, Rollo disguises himself as a "vamp" and causes McDuff to get into so much trouble that McDuff is court-martialed. Later, when Rollo becomes a hero during a fire in the ship's arsenal, he finally wins McDuff's admiration and friendship, as well as Shirley's ... +


When boson’s mate Stupid McDuff starts to heckle during a performance by small-time magician and hypnotist Rollo the Great, Rollo places McDuff under a hypnotic spell. Awakening to learn that Rollo has made him do foolish things, McDuff becomes so angry that he goes after Rollo, who escapes by disguising himself in a sailor's uniform. Rollo's plan backfires when a recruitment officer sees him and, assuming he is a real sailor, sends him aboard McDuff's ship. The two continue their animosity aboard ship and in port, especially over Shirley Page, a young woman McDuff is pursuing but who is attracted to Rollo. At a naval ball, Rollo disguises himself as a "vamp" and causes McDuff to get into so much trouble that McDuff is court-martialed. Later, when Rollo becomes a hero during a fire in the ship's arsenal, he finally wins McDuff's admiration and friendship, as well as Shirley's love. +

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