Monday, December 31, 2018

Sea Racketeers (1937)

A cute and light hearted little nautical adventure set on a gambling boat, the owner of which (J. Carroll Naish) is also smuggling furs though the Coast Guard is doing their best to stop them (though not that well).

Weldon Heyburn and Warren Hymer are two of the Coast Guard seamen but seem to spend most of their time making fools of themselves and chasing women, especially showgirl Toots (Penny Singleton). Their dog Skipper seems to be the brains of the outfit though.

Meanwhile Patricia (Jeanne Madden), the daughter of a lighthouse keeper who was killed by the smugglers turns up to carry out her own investigation, and sing. Yes there are some pretty swell songs interspersed thoughout. Its light and inconsequential but fun.