Call of the South Seas (1944)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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At 50 minutes, Call of the South Seas must qualify as the shortest of Republic's non-western B films. Janet Martin plays Tahia, princess of a faraway tropical island. Tahia's people are being victimized by extradition-free crooks led by an unsavory type named Landrau (Roy Barcroft). Disguised as a scruffy beahcomber, FBI agent Kendall Gaige (Allan Lane) infiltrates Landrau's gang, and along the way finds time for romance with Tahia. A climactic motorboat chase during a volcanic eruption, staged by the legendary Lydecker brothers, provided stock footage aplenty for future Republic programmers.



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