Her First Mate

Her First Mate is a 1933 American pre-Code comedy film directed by William Wyler and written by Clarence Marks, Earle Snell and H. M. Walker, who adapted it from the play written by Frank Craven, John Golden and Daniel Jarrett. The film stars Slim Summerville, ZaSu Pitts, Una Merkel, Warren Hymer, Berton Churchill and George F. Marion. The film was released on August 3, 1933, by Universal Pictures.[1][2][3]

Her First Mate
Film poster
Directed byWilliam Wyler
Produced byCarl Laemmle, Jr.
Written byFrank Craven (play)
John Golden (play)
Daniel Jarrett (play)
Clarence Marks
Earle Snell
H. M. Walker
StarringSlim Summerville
ZaSu Pitts
Una Merkel
Warren Hymer
Berton Churchill
George F. Marion
CinematographyGeorge Robinson
Edited byTed J. Kent
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • August 3, 1933 (1933-08-03)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States


A peanut and candy butcher on an Albany night boat dreams of owning his own boat.



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  2. F.S.N. (1933-09-02). "Movie Review - Her First Mate - Ho, for a Sailor's Life!". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
  3. "Her First Mate". Afi.com. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
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