El diablo del mar (1936)

65 mins | Adventure | 1936

Director:

Juan Duval

Producer:

S. Edwin Graham

Cinematographer:

H. O. Carleton

Production Company:

Theater Classic Pictures
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HISTORY

This is a Spanish-language version of the 1935 film, Devil Monster , which was directed by S. Edwin Graham and starred Barry Norton and Blanche Mehaffey. The title of this version was translated in reviews as "The Sea Devil." The actor listed in the Spanish version as Antonio Cabrera may have been the same as Donato Cabrera, who was in the English-language ... More Less

This is a Spanish-language version of the 1935 film, Devil Monster , which was directed by S. Edwin Graham and starred Barry Norton and Blanche Mehaffey. The title of this version was translated in reviews as "The Sea Devil." The actor listed in the Spanish version as Antonio Cabrera may have been the same as Donato Cabrera, who was in the English-language version. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Film Daily
2 Apr 36
p. 12.
New York Times
1 Apr 36
p. 29.
CAST
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Devil Monster
Release Date:
1936
Premiere Information:
Mexico City opening: 12 December 1935
New York opening: 27 March 1936
Production Date:
February 1935 at the Argosy and Mascot studios
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,180
Country:
United States
Language:
Spanish
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

[The following plot summary is based on the English-language version of this film, Devil Monster ; character names refer to that version.] José Francisco has been missing at sea for six years. His mother sees a newspaper story that suggests there may be survivors of the wreck on a distant island. She asks Robert, who has fallen in love with José's girl friend Louise, to check the islands when he is on a tuna fishing expedition with his father. Louise holds out hope that José is still alive. Robert and his father find José on one of the islands, where he has gained the natives' respect as a skilled fisherman. He is in love with the local chief's daughter and unwilling to return to civilization, so Robert, his father and the crew members abduct José. He is assigned to help look for tuna, and he eventually takes them to a productive area, where they encounter the "devil monster," a giant manta ray. Robert is knocked overboard, but José goes to his rescue even though he suspects that Robert wishes to marry Louise. In the rescue, José loses an arm. The boat returns to harbor, and José is reunited with his mother and girl ... +


[The following plot summary is based on the English-language version of this film, Devil Monster ; character names refer to that version.] José Francisco has been missing at sea for six years. His mother sees a newspaper story that suggests there may be survivors of the wreck on a distant island. She asks Robert, who has fallen in love with José's girl friend Louise, to check the islands when he is on a tuna fishing expedition with his father. Louise holds out hope that José is still alive. Robert and his father find José on one of the islands, where he has gained the natives' respect as a skilled fisherman. He is in love with the local chief's daughter and unwilling to return to civilization, so Robert, his father and the crew members abduct José. He is assigned to help look for tuna, and he eventually takes them to a productive area, where they encounter the "devil monster," a giant manta ray. Robert is knocked overboard, but José goes to his rescue even though he suspects that Robert wishes to marry Louise. In the rescue, José loses an arm. The boat returns to harbor, and José is reunited with his mother and girl friend. +

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