Pleasure Cruise (1933)

70 or 72 mins | Comedy | 24 March 1933

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writer:

Guy Bolton

Cinematographer:

Ernest Palmer

Editor:

Alex Troffey

Production Designer:

Gordon Wiles

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

According to the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department in the UCLA Arts--Special Collections Library, James Howe photographed scenes aboard the S.S. Bremen that were included in this film. According to HR news items, the picture was to have a special preview aboard the S.S. Winnipeg in San Pedro, CA, but it was called off because of the 10 Mar 1933 earthquake that caused extensive damage in Long Beach and San Pedro. The food prepared for the preview audience was sent to Long Beach for earthquake victims. Fox also produced a Spanish-language version of Pleasure Cruise - see record for No dejes la puerta abierta ... More Less

According to the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department in the UCLA Arts--Special Collections Library, James Howe photographed scenes aboard the S.S. Bremen that were included in this film. According to HR news items, the picture was to have a special preview aboard the S.S. Winnipeg in San Pedro, CA, but it was called off because of the 10 Mar 1933 earthquake that caused extensive damage in Long Beach and San Pedro. The food prepared for the preview audience was sent to Long Beach for earthquake victims. Fox also produced a Spanish-language version of Pleasure Cruise - see record for No dejes la puerta abierta More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Apr 33
p. 3.
Film Daily
13 Nov 33
p. 8.
HF
28 Jan 33
p. 8.
HF
25 Feb 33
p. 12.
HF
10 Jun 33
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
7 Mar 33
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
14 Mar 33
p. 7.
International Photographer
1 Feb 33
p. 21.
Motion Picture Herald
1 Apr 33
p. 22.
New York Times
6 Nov 33
p. 24.
VarB
10-Mar-33
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Variety
4 Apr 33
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2d unit dir
Dial dir
WRITERS
Contr wrt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Cam op
Asst cam
Asst cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Pleasure Cruise by Austen Allen (London, 26 Apr 1932).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Is This a Souvenir," words and music by Val Burton, Arthur Lange and Will Jason.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
¿Dónde has pasado la noche?
No dejes la puerta abierta
Viaje de placer
Trip to Nowhere
Release Date:
24 March 1933
Production Date:
late January 1933--late February 1933
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 March 1933
Copyright Number:
LP3753
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70 or 72
Length(in feet):
6,300
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

After he loses his fortune, English gentleman Andrew Poole is delighted to discover that his fiancée Shirley still wishes to marry him. Shirley works in an office, while Andrew tends the house and writes a novel. By their first wedding anniversary, Andrew has become consumed with jealousy over the men Shirley meets at work. Fed up with Andrew's incessant nagging, Shirley decides that she needs a "marriage holiday" and books passage for herself on the ocean liner Nebula . Andrew says that he is going fishing but instead gets a job in the Nebula 's barber shop. He spies on Shirley as she makes friends with other passengers and scares off one of her potential suitors, Murchison, by intimating that Shirley and her husband, who is secretly on the boat, run a scam to blackmail her admirers. Andrew then frightens off another male passenger, Rollins, by telling him that Shirley's jealous husband killed the last man he caught in her boudoir. Meanwhile, Mrs. Signus, a flirtatious older woman, develops a liking for Andrew, whom she mistakenly thinks is a prince in hiding. One morning, Andrew is spying on Shirley from Mrs. Signus' cabin when Mrs. Signus suddenly appears and catches him. She then hides him in the closet when Shirley arrives for a chat. Shirley confides that her husband is the only man who has ever kissed her and that she would like to have more experience. Andrew sneezes in the closet, and Shirley assumes that the hidden man is Mrs. Signus' lover. She thanks Mrs. Signus for her example and prepares to attend a gala costume ... +


After he loses his fortune, English gentleman Andrew Poole is delighted to discover that his fiancée Shirley still wishes to marry him. Shirley works in an office, while Andrew tends the house and writes a novel. By their first wedding anniversary, Andrew has become consumed with jealousy over the men Shirley meets at work. Fed up with Andrew's incessant nagging, Shirley decides that she needs a "marriage holiday" and books passage for herself on the ocean liner Nebula . Andrew says that he is going fishing but instead gets a job in the Nebula 's barber shop. He spies on Shirley as she makes friends with other passengers and scares off one of her potential suitors, Murchison, by intimating that Shirley and her husband, who is secretly on the boat, run a scam to blackmail her admirers. Andrew then frightens off another male passenger, Rollins, by telling him that Shirley's jealous husband killed the last man he caught in her boudoir. Meanwhile, Mrs. Signus, a flirtatious older woman, develops a liking for Andrew, whom she mistakenly thinks is a prince in hiding. One morning, Andrew is spying on Shirley from Mrs. Signus' cabin when Mrs. Signus suddenly appears and catches him. She then hides him in the closet when Shirley arrives for a chat. Shirley confides that her husband is the only man who has ever kissed her and that she would like to have more experience. Andrew sneezes in the closet, and Shirley assumes that the hidden man is Mrs. Signus' lover. She thanks Mrs. Signus for her example and prepares to attend a gala costume ball that evening. Shirley is accompanied by English playboy Richard Taversham, who is dressed as "Romeo." Andrew, disguised as "Neptune," overhears as Richard romances Shirley and begs her to leave her cabin door open that night so that he may visit her. While Richard is in his cabin preparing for the tryst, Andrew steals some of his "Stolen Love" cologne, then ties his cabin door shut. Meanwhile, Shirley has become tipsy on the champagne sent by Richard and imagines that Andrew's photograph indicates for her to lock her door. Deciding to be faithful, Shirley locks the door but does not notice as the bolt does not catch. Andrew enters after Shirley has turned out the lights and makes love to her without saying a word. When he leaves, he takes the monogrammed cigarette case that he gave to her before they were married. The next morning, Richard apologizes to Shirley for not coming to her cabin, and Shirley realizes in horror that she does not know the identity of her lover. She disembarks early and goes home, where her friend, Judy Mills, advises her not to tell Andrew of her "infidelity." Just then, Richard arrives and Shirley is confused by his claim that the barber shop attendant gave him her address and said that she wanted him to visit her. Andrew arrives home a short time later, and Richard is shocked to recognize him as the attendant. As Andrew escorts Richard to the door, he shows him the cigarette case, and the relieved Richard nods that he understands Andrew's subterfuge. Shirley sees the interchange in a mirror and figures out the deception her husband has practiced. She confesses that she spent the night with another man, but states that she is not ashamed, for she is proud to have appealed to "such a lover." Shirley then tells Andrew that her lover is in the bedroom, and as he looks at himself in the mirror, she informs him that she knew all along that he was on the boat. She then tells him to knock the next time he wants to make love to a lady, and closes the bedroom door. Andrew smiles and knocks, then goes into the bedroom. +

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Offscreen Credit
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