Yellow Fin (1951)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Wayne Morris was rapidly becoming Monogram's answer to John Wayne when he starred in Yellow Fin. Lensed on location in the Northern Pacific, the story concerns a group of rough-and-ready tuna fishermen. When he isn't fighting the elements, Mike (Wayne Morris) is trying to snap his father (Damian O'Flynn) out of a catatonic state, brought about by an accident on the high seas. A doctor suggests that Mike take his father out on his boat during bad weather, thereby recreating the events leading up to his mental condition as a means to bring him back to normal (does the AMA know about this brand of therapy?) A secondary plot strand involves a romantic triangle consisting of Mike, Jean (Adrian Booth) and Nina (Gloria Henry).

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boating, childhood-sweetheart, cure, debt, deep-sea, disease, father, fishing, foreclosure, generation-gap, rescue, sea, selling, shock, son, trip