Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Torpedo Boat is a typical action-filled effort from Paramount's busy Pine-Thomas unit. Richard Arlen and Phil Terry star as Skimmer and Tommy, two lifelong buddies who've invented a lightweight, high-speed torpedo boat (hence the title). Their copacetic business relationship is strained when nightclub singer Grace Holman (Jean Parker), having been jilted by Skimmer, marries Tommy on the rebound. All the various plots and subplots are resolved when one of the two pals gives his life to prove the practicality of their new invention. Pine-Thomas "regular" Ralph Sandford plays the principal comedy relief part in his usual oafish manner.