Tiger Shark (film)
Tiger Shark is a 1932 American pre-Code melodrama romantic film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Edward G. Robinson, Richard Arlen and Zita Johann. The film was made the same year as Scarface, which is widely acknowledged to be the director's best film of the early sound era. The general storyline was repeated several times in subsequent films, most notably Manpower with Marlene Dietrich and George Raft, in which Robinson plays the same role, only as a power line worker.
1932 Theatrical Poster
|Directed by||Howard Hawks|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy|
|Screenplay by||Wells Root|
|Story by||Houston Branch|
|Music by||Bernhard Kaun|
|Edited by||Thomas Pratt|
|Distributed by||First National Pictures|
The plot concerns a one-handed tuna fisherman named Mike (Robinson) whose wife falls for the man he lost his hand saving.
- Edward G. Robinson as Mike Mascarenhas
- Richard Arlen as Pipes Boley
- Zita Johann as Quita Silva
- Leila Bennett as Muggsey, A Barber
- J. Carroll Naish as Tony
- Vince Barnett as Fishbone, A Crewman
- William Ricciardi as Manuel Silva, A Crewman
- Maurice Black as Jean Fernandez, a Shipwrecked Crewman
- Sheila Bromley as 'Red'
- Wong Chung as Chinese Laundryman
- Edwin Maxwell as Doctor
- Toshia Mori as Oriental Lady Barber
- Henry Otho as Crewman
- Inez Palange as Mike's Neighbor
- Pedro Regas as Crewman
- Joe Roig
- Hector V. Sarno as Crewman
- Harry Semels as Crewman
- Leo Sulky as Drinking Crewman
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