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The Sea Squawk (1925)

A Scottish immigrant on board ship becomes a pawn in a jewel heist aboard the S.S. Cognac, a three-star liner. Blackie Dawson, the uncrowned king of jewel thieves, and his accomplice Pearl ... See full summary »

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Harry Edwards
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Cast overview:
Harry Langdon ... Sandy McNickel - an Immigrant
Eugenia Gilbert ... Pola Gondola - an Immigrant
Christian J. Frank Christian J. Frank ... Blackie Dawson - A Jewel Thief
Charlotte Mineau ... Pearl Blackstone - Blackie's Accomplice
Bud Ross ... The Ship's Purser (as Budd Ross)
Leo Sulky Leo Sulky ... A Detective
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A Scottish immigrant on board ship becomes a pawn in a jewel heist aboard the S.S. Cognac, a three-star liner. Blackie Dawson, the uncrowned king of jewel thieves, and his accomplice Pearl Blackstone, have stolen a huge ruby. A detective is searching every cabin, so Blackie forces our young Scot to swallow the gem and, under threat of being shot, to stay mum. The detective is assisted by Flora Danube, a blue-eyed Bulgarian daisy who keeps those eyes open. To escape death, the young Scot disguises himself as a woman, but that draws a lot of attention; when his disguise is discovered, he must climb for his life. Is a European union in the offing? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ruby-At of Omar MacPherson See more »

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Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Pretty good--and it just goes to show you how pretty Harry Langdon can be in a dress!
16 August 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I agree with the other review that says that this film isn't among Harry Langdon's best, though it is a nice and reasonably funny short comedy. In this one, Harry gets mixed up with a thief aboard a ship and the crook is looking to kill him to protect his racket. So in fear of his life, Harry dresses like a lady and the Captain is quite taken with him/her. I thought this was pretty funny and noticed that Harry looked amazingly at home in the costume! Naturally, being a Harry Langdon film, by the end, Harry is able to capture the bad guy and become the hero--a rather familiar theme in his films (such as in PLAIN CLOTHES). Despite this familiarity, the film is well worth seeing and is about an average example of his work with Sennett in the mid-1920s.

By the way, the title is a play on the popular Rafael Sabatini novel of the day "THE SEA HAWK", though the movie really has nothing to do with the novel or the film versions of this wonderful Sabatini book. Though out of print and hard to find, it's a marvelous swashbuckling novel.


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