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Bombay Clipper (1942)

An American Foreign Correspodent, Jim Wilson, and his wife Frankie, who wishes he would give up his traveling job and settle down in one location, get involved with some foreign spies of an... See full summary »

Director:

John Rawlins

Writers:

Roy Chanslor (original screenplay), Stanley Rubin (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Gargan ... James Montgomery 'Jim' Wilson
Irene Hervey ... Frankie Gilroy Wilson
Charles Lang ... Tex Harper
Maria Montez ... Sonya Dietrich Landers
Lloyd Corrigan ... George Lewis
Mary Gordon ... Abigail 'Mag' MacPherson
Truman Bradley ... Dr. Gregory Landers
Phillip Trent ... Tom Hare
Turhan Bey ... Captain Chundra
John Bagni John Bagni ... Paul, the Purser
George Lynn ... Bland (as Peter Lynn)
Billy Wayne Billy Wayne ... Jeremiah Lamb
Wade Boteler ... 'Rugs' Ruggles
Warren Ashe Warren Ashe ... R.Christopher Bradford
Pat O'Malley ... British Chief Inspector
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An American Foreign Correspodent, Jim Wilson, and his wife Frankie, who wishes he would give up his traveling job and settle down in one location, get involved with some foreign spies of an unnamed country (Japan, in this USA pre-WWII film ),who have plans to steal a diamond treasure from the Bombay Clipper. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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treasure | spy | japan | diamonds | bombay | See All (42) »

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MURDER IN THE SKIES!...And you won't believe your eyes until the astounding solution! (original poster)


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avião do Oriente See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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War Time Diamond Smuggling
2 January 2012 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Foreign correspondent Jim Wilson is trying to get a big break on a story while at the same time trying to please his fiancé Frankie by settling down. Jim gets a break on a case where diamonds will be transported on the Bombay Clipper plane where they will be eventually cut for the war effort which will also bring out spies trying to abduct the gems. When one thief is killed on board it seems like much of the threat is over, but he was only small fry and the head of the smugglers still plans to get the gems, which were given to Frankie.

Decent and pedestrian affair only hampered by the fact that the United States wasn't at war when the picture was filmed and we don't have the actual Nazi or Japanese factions named in the film to root against. Nice dialogue between Gargan & Hervey as well as a very good closing scene with the two. Mary Gordon has probably her best non-Mrs. Watson role in the film in a fun gambling scene. Much of the revelation at the end of the film seems trite & rushed and probably could have used some script doctoring.

Rating, 5 out of 10


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