Sea Spoilers (1936)

Genres - Adventure, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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John Wayne steered clear of westerns for the most part during his year-long contract with Universal Pictures. In The Sea Spoilers, Wayne is cast as Bob Randall, temporary skipper of a Coast Guard cutter. Randall knows that a gang of seal poachers are operating within his jurisdiction but can do little about it, since head crook Morgan (Russell Hicks) has kidnapped Bob's sweetheart Connie Dawson (Nan Grey). Relying more on brains than brawn in dealing with Morgan's minions, Bob is finally able to secretly summon reinforcements via two-way radio. He also finds time to straighten out Lt. Mays (William Bakewell), the outwardly cowardly son of a Coast Guard commander. Sea Spoilers set up its basic premise in the first reel, devoting the remainder of the running time to a tense game of seaborne cat-and-mouse.



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