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Pre-Code Double Feature – Hell Harbor/Jungle Bride

Hell Harbor: A Caribbean island harbor is the exquisite backdrop for treachery and romance as Anita (Lupe Velez), a descendant of the infamous Morgan the Pirate, gets in the middle of a dispute between her father Harry (Gibson Gowland), who has killed a man, and grimy pearl trader Horngold (Jean Hersholt), who witnessed the crime and demands Anita’s hand (and more) in marriage in exchange for his silence!

Jungle Bride: Two women and two men are shipwrecked on an island off the African coast, and take up housekeeping and other forms of dilly-dally in this definite pre-code film.  Charles Starrett has his way with Anita Page, or is it the other way around?



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HELL HARBOR: A Caribbean island harbor is the exquisite backdrop for treachery and romance as Anita (Lupe Velez), a descendant of the infamous Morgan the Pirate, gets in the middle of a dispute between her father Harry (Gibson Gowland), who has killed a man, and grimy pearl trader Horngold (Jean Hersholt), who witnessed the crime and demands Anita’s hand (and more) in marriage in exchange for his silence!

TWO VERSIONS: Both contain the pre-code footage | 84 mins. Limited release version. Transferred from the only known 35mm nitrate print; quality fair. | 64 mins. Subsequent, and widest-release version; trimmed to improve pacing. Transferred from a mint 35mm nitrate print. (Originally released in a 90 min. version of which only the sound track survives) 1930|64/84 min|B&W|1.37:1|NR

JUNGLE BRIDE: Two women and two men are shipwrecked on an island off the African coast, and take up housekeeping and other forms of dilly-dally in this definite pre-code film.  Charles Starrett (pre-Durango Kid) has his way with Anita Page, or is it the other way around?   Trailer | 1933|61 min|B&W|1.37:1|NR

Added: Original Theatrical Trailer

Actors

HELL HARBOR: Lupe Velez, Jean Hersholt, John Holland, Gibson Gowland, Harry Allen

JUNGLE BRIDE: Anita Page, Charles Starrett, Kenneth Thompson, Eddie Borden, Gertrude Simpson

Directed by

HELL HARBOR: Henry King

JUNGLE BRIDE: Harry O. Hoyt, Albert Kelley

“Pre-Code Double Feature – Hell Harbor/Jungle Bride”

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