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The Resource Tiger shark, directed by Howard Hawks ; screenplay by Wells Root ; based on the original story "Tuna" by Houston Branch

Tiger shark, directed by Howard Hawks ; screenplay by Wells Root ; based on the original story "Tuna" by Houston Branch

Label
Tiger shark
Title
Tiger shark
Statement of responsibility
directed by Howard Hawks ; screenplay by Wells Root ; based on the original story "Tuna" by Houston Branch
Title variation
First National Pictures present Edward G. Robinson in Tiger shark
Creator
Contributor
Film director
Performer
Publisher
Screenwriter
Setting
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After surviving a shipwreck, San Diego tuna fisherman Mike Mascarenhas, an immigrant from Portugal, loses a hand to a shark. The following season, one of his crew, Manuel Silva, falls overboard and is killed by the sharks following the boat. Mike brings the bad news to Quita, Manuel's daughter. Moved by Quita's beauty as well as her lonely situation, Mike, who is unpopular with women, takes care of her, bringing her food and money. When he asks her to marry him, Quita confesses that she does not love him, but he insists that this does not matter to him and he will accept her as she is. Touched by his generosity, Quita agrees to marry him. At the wedding, however, she falls in love with Pipes Boley, a fellow fisherman who is Mike's best man. When Quita tells Pipes of her love, he plans to leave town, but before he does, he catches a fishing hook on the back of his neck and Mike brings him home to recover. While Quita nurses him, she and Pipes fall deeper in love. Quita accompanies Mike and Pipes on a fishing trip, where, overcome by her feelings, she embraces Pipes, unaware that Mike is watching. Angry, Mike punches Pipes and dumps his unconscious body into a leaking boat, where, he gloats, the sharks will enact justice. As Mike watches the sharks surround Pipes, his foot is caught in a line and he is dragged overboard, where the sharks attack him. The men pull him out and he dies of his injuries after apologizing to Pipes and Quita"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Member of
Cataloging source
N15
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Tiger shark (Motion picture)
Credits note
Supervisor, Bryan Foy; assistant director, Richard Rosson; photography, Tony Gaudio; 2d camera, Frank Kesson; assistant camera, Carl Guthrie; art director, Jack Okey; marine supervisor, Guy Silva; editor, Thomas Pratt; gowns, Orry-Kelly; Vitaphone Orchestra conductor, Leo F. Forbstein; sound, C.A. Riggs and A.D. Mair; still photography, Mac Julian
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: Not rated
  • Not rated
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T54 2009
PerformerNote
Edward G. Robinson (Mike Mascarenhas); Richard Arlen (Pipes Boley); Zita Johann (Quita Silva); Leila Bennett (Muggsey, the barber); J. Carroll Naish (Tony); Vince Barnett (Fishbone); William Ricciardi (Manuel Silva)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1977
  • 1893-1973
  • 1900-1976
  • 1904-1993
  • 1896-1973
  • 1902-1977
  • 1905-1968
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hawks, Howard
  • Root, Wells
  • Robinson, Edward G.
  • Arlen, Richard
  • Johann, Zita
  • Bennett, Leila
  • Naish, J. Carrol
  • Barnett, Vince
  • Ricciardi, William
  • Branch, Houston
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
77
Series statement
Archive collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jealousy
  • Tuna fishing
  • Portuguese Americans
  • Shark attacks
  • Tiger shark
  • Monterey (Calif.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)
Technique
live action
Label
Tiger shark, directed by Howard Hawks ; screenplay by Wells Root ; based on the original story "Tuna" by Houston Branch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • Credits supplied from: AFI catalog, 1931-1940
  • Originally distributed by First National Pictures, Inc., the Vitaphone Corp. in 1932
  • Outdoor sequences were filmed on location in Monterey, California
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn654776890
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (77 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316221938
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)654776890
  • (Sirsi)o654776890
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Tiger shark, directed by Howard Hawks ; screenplay by Wells Root ; based on the original story "Tuna" by Houston Branch
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Full screen (1.33:1)
  • Credits supplied from: AFI catalog, 1931-1940
  • Originally distributed by First National Pictures, Inc., the Vitaphone Corp. in 1932
  • Outdoor sequences were filmed on location in Monterey, California
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn654776890
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (77 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316221938
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)654776890
  • (Sirsi)o654776890
Video recording format
DVD

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