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The Narrow Corner (1933)

TV-PG | | Drama | 8 July 1933 (USA)
An Englishman sought for murder escapes to South Seas island.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

W. Somerset Maugham (novel), Robert Presnell Sr. (screenplay) (as Robert Presnell)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Fred Blake
Patricia Ellis ... Louise Frith
Ralph Bellamy ... Eric Whittenson
Dudley Digges ... Doctor Saunders
Arthur Hohl ... Captain Nichols
Reginald Owen ... Mr. Frith
Henry Kolker ... Mr. Blake, Fred's Father
William V. Mong ... Jack Swan (as Wm. V. Mong)
Willie Fung ... Ah Kay, Saunder's Servant
Sidney Toler ... Ryan, the Go-Between
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Fred, an Englishmen, (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) , wanted for murder, winds up on a fishing boat in The South Seas, run by Nichols. ( Arther Nohl). Also present is the ships' doctor (Sidney Toler) who is there to treat Nichols for a stomach disorder. One day, after swimming nude offshore;, Fred encounters Louise (Patricia Ellis), on an exotic Island, She is a little more attired, than the slightly embarrassed Fred and encourages friendly conversation. . Fred subsequently meets. Louise's fiancee Eric (Ralph Bellamy). who runs a government plantation on the Island. Louise resides there with her father and grandfather, who own the plantation. Trouble soon arrives as a romance between Fred and Louse develops. There is of course conflict between Fred and Eric. Fugitive Fred has to keep on the move as his murder charge stems from a similar circumstance Written by efffee@aol.com

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Blazing Love Story of a Girl Who Didn't Know Right From Wrong-and a Man Who Knew Too Well! (Print Ad- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 7 July 1933

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Certificate:

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Trivia

Both after the opening and before the ending credits, the following quotation of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - (121-180), Meditations. iii. 10 - is depicted on-screen: "Short, therefore, is man's life; and narrow is the corner of the earth wherein he dwells." See more »

Quotes

Captain Nichols: I'd much rather look like a crook, than like a fool.
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Connections

Version of Isle of Fury (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Comrades
(uncredited)
Written by Felix McGlennon
Sung by the patrons in the tavern
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Doug Takes a Dip
14 September 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In Sydney, Australia, bear-drinking captain Arthur Hohl (as Nichols) is hired by likewise burping Sidney Toler (as Ryan) to take handsome Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (as Fred Blake) on an extended South Pacific Ocean voyage. Harboring some dark secret, Mr. Fairbanks must lay low for approximately a year. They pick up opium-addicted doctor Dudley Digges (as Saunders) before setting sail. After a storm, Fairbanks takes off all his clothes and swims to an island where he meets pretty Patricia Ellis (as Louise Frith). They fall in love, but she is promised to reliable Ralph Bellamy (as Eric Whittenson). The romance is strained and the otherwise interesting W. Somerset Maugham characters come across as hysterical.

**** The Narrow Corner (7/8/33) Alfred E. Green ~ Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Patricia Ellis, Ralph Bellamy, Dudley Digges


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perdidos no Paraíso See more »

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Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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