Ebb Tide (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ebb Tide (1937)





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Technicolor is the main attraction of this overheated South Seas adventure. Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff and Barry Fitzgerald play three shifty sailors who commandeer a smallpox-ridden boat and set out to sea. A typhoon washes them ashore on a faraway Pacific island, which is ruled by a white religious fanatic (Lloyd Nolan) who has set himself up as the local god. The three sailors anxiously await an opportunity to appropriate the "god's" valuable stash of pearls and head for the mainland. Only one of the sailors escapes to tell his story; check out the cast list and guess which one survives. The third filmization of Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osborne's novel, Ebb Tide is rough going until Lloyd Nolan shows up to deliver the picture's best and subtlest performance. The story would be filmed again in 1947 as Adventure Island.


Oscar Homolka
as Capt. Therbecke
Ray Milland
as Robert Herrick
Frances Farmer
as Faith Wishart
Lloyd Nolan
as Attwater
Charles Judels
as Port Doctor
David Torrence
as Tapena Tom
Lina Basquette
as Attwater's Servant
Harry Field
as Tahiera
George Piltz
as Sally Day
Manuella Kalili
as Fiji Islander
Arthur Allen
as Native Sailor
Joe Molina
as Native Sailor
Sonny Chorre
as Attwater's Guard
David Hope
as Sailor
Leonard Sues
as Native Boy
Inez Palange
as Native Woman
Jacques Vanaire
as Assistant Port Doctor
Al Kikume
as Native Policeman
Stella Francis
as Woman Tourist
Olaf Hytten
as English Tourist
Eugene Beday
as Port Officer
Jack George
as Band Leader
Charles Stevens
as Uncle Ned
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Ebb Tide brings us a breath of Stevenson adventure, a typhoon, a Hollywood romance, and two outstanding performances by Oscar Homolka and Barry Fitzgerald.

July 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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