Hell Harbor

Hell Harbor is a 1930 American pre-Code drama film directed by Henry King and written by Fred de Gresac, Clarke Silvernail and Brewster Morse. The film stars Lupe Vélez, Jean Hersholt, John Holland, Gibson Gowland, Harry Allen and Al St. John. The film was released on March 15, 1930, by United Artists.[1][2][3]

Hell Harbor
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHenry King
Produced byHenry King
Screenplay byFred de Gresac
Clarke Silvernail
Brewster Morse
Based onOut of the Night
by Rida Johnson Young
StarringLupe Vélez
Jean Hersholt
John Holland
Gibson Gowland
Harry Allen
Al St. John
Music byHarvey Allen
Gene Berten
Sextetto Habanero
Ernesto Lecuona
CinematographyJohn P. Fulton
Robert M. Haas
Mack Stengler
Edited byLloyd Nosler
Inspiration Pictures
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • March 15, 1930 (1930-03-15)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States


Anita Morgan, a descendant of the famous pirate Henry Morgan, is living a carefree and careless life on an island in the Caribbean, but would much rather be living the same life In Havana. When she learns that her father, in exchange for money, has promised her hand in marriage to one of his swarthy friends, she is more convinced that Havana is the place to be. When an American comes to the island to buy some pearls, she falls in love with him. and when she discovers he is to be tricked out of his money and killed, she makes plans to save him...and go to Havana with him.



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