Red Morning (1935)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Poverty-row director Wallace Fox came up in the world a bit when he signed on to helm RKO Radio's Red Morning. Steffi Duna, playing the tomboyish daughter of sea captain Mitchell Lewis, is abandoned on the shores of New Guinea when her dad's crew mutinies and scuttles the ship. Wasting little time, Duna sheds her "civilized" clothes for more exotic duds, encounters surly natives, and rescued in the nick by her fiance Regis Toomey. This very economically made film was design to utilize footage of a never-completed Merian C. Cooper adventure epic, and to put idle RKO contractee Steffi Duna to work as quickly as possible. Wallace Fox cowrote the crazy-quilt screenplay of Red Morning with John Twist.

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disaster, sea, survivor, boating, conflict, daughter, encounter, father, island, love, lover, mutiny, native, rescue, romance, sailing, sailor, sea-captain, sea-disaster, shipwreck, stranded