Mile-a-Minute-Love (1937)

67 mins | Drama | 1937

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HISTORY

Although no national release date has been determined for the film, it opened in New York in Aug 1937, where, according to the Var review, it played from 16-19 Aug 1937 on a double bill under the title Crime Afloat . Reviews in Apr 1937 called the picture Mile-a-Minute-Love , while reviews from Aug 1937 through Nov 1938, reviewed it under the title Crime Afloat . Credits for the film generally agree among all sources, however, distribution is variously listed as Ace Pictures, Treo Exchange and State Rights, and reviews of Mile-a-Minute-Love list a running time of 64 min., while reviews of Crime Afloat list a running time of 67 min. The Var review mistakenly credited cameraman Arthur Martinelli with the ... More Less

Although no national release date has been determined for the film, it opened in New York in Aug 1937, where, according to the Var review, it played from 16-19 Aug 1937 on a double bill under the title Crime Afloat . Reviews in Apr 1937 called the picture Mile-a-Minute-Love , while reviews from Aug 1937 through Nov 1938, reviewed it under the title Crime Afloat . Credits for the film generally agree among all sources, however, distribution is variously listed as Ace Pictures, Treo Exchange and State Rights, and reviews of Mile-a-Minute-Love list a running time of 64 min., while reviews of Crime Afloat list a running time of 67 min. The Var review mistakenly credited cameraman Arthur Martinelli with the screenplay. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
26 Nov 1938.
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Daily Variety
2 Apr 37
p. 3.
Film Daily
6 Apr 37
p. 9.
Film Daily
9 Nov 38
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Apr 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
8 Apr 37
p. 12.
Variety
25 Aug 37
p. 23
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
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PRODUCTION MISC
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Crime Afloat
Release Date:
1937
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67
Length(in feet):
6,338
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
3156
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bob, a young inventor who has designed a new motorboat engine, is in love with Wynne Drexel, the daughter of his boss, a speedboat racing enthusiast who dreams of winning a big race. A man who passes himself off as a Spanish count named Ribalto, and claims to be a motor boat manufacturer, dupes Drexel out of $100,000, then forges a $200 check and blames the forgery on Bob. In the big race, Ribalto's henchman, Strauss, tampers with Bob's boat, making it crash. In the end, Bob proves Ribalto's crimes, wins the race and earns the gratitude of Drexel, who now approves of Bob's marriage to ... +


Bob, a young inventor who has designed a new motorboat engine, is in love with Wynne Drexel, the daughter of his boss, a speedboat racing enthusiast who dreams of winning a big race. A man who passes himself off as a Spanish count named Ribalto, and claims to be a motor boat manufacturer, dupes Drexel out of $100,000, then forges a $200 check and blames the forgery on Bob. In the big race, Ribalto's henchman, Strauss, tampers with Bob's boat, making it crash. In the end, Bob proves Ribalto's crimes, wins the race and earns the gratitude of Drexel, who now approves of Bob's marriage to Wynne. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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