The search for sunken treasure provides the basis for this adventure that begins when a treasure hunter’s dive is sabotaged. He is diving off the shore of a remote tropical island that is the scene of an inter island war between rival native bands. While he is underwater, enemy natives cut his air hose. He manages to survive and make it to the beach still wearing his cumbersome diving suit. The stunned local cannibals immediately hail him as a sea god. This ruse comes in handy when he finds that evil rival treasure hunters also inhabit the lush isle.
Category: Pre Code
In this wartime drama, a French POW during WW I is held captive at a German prison camp. At the same time, an aristocrat sits in a nearby castle proudly daydreaming about seeing his four German sons marching victoriously into Paris. One of those sons is engaged to a pretty woman who is really in love with the POW.
In this film, Chicago truck farmer Selena sacrifices everything for her son Dirk, dreaming that the boy will become a successful architect. But the callow Dirk breaks his mom’s heart by becoming a bond salesman. Selena vows that Rolf Pool will not prove a similar disappoint to his parents.
Jack Norton is a diamond smuggler operating in South America who is strong-armed into participating in a blackmail scheme. Norton is to obtain several compromising photos of Margaret Townsend, the wife of American consulate Charles Townsend. The plan collapses when the “hero” falls in love with Margaret.
In order to keep his lover, Maria Draga, in luxury, Captain Alex Pastitsch contracts huge debts which threaten his military career. To save Alex’s career, his superior officer, Colonel Strádimirovitsch has an idea of how to fix it.
When his father is murdered, erstwhile conman Nick Darrow asks the cops if he can go undercover to find the killers, and maybe even stop a crime ring that has been plaguing the police. The sister of another innocent victim joins him as they infiltrate the syndicate. Any wrong move could lead to instant death.
Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and she with him, though she does not know that the man she has fallen for is her benefactor.
Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is waiting for her in New York and will not leave her alone, so she poisons him. When detectives take her to the D.A.s office, Jerry cooks up an alibi.