5.8/10
160
13 user 5 critic

Corsair (1931)

A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up piracy on the high seas.

Director:

Roland West

Writers:

Walton Green (from a novel by), Roland West (picturized by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Alibi (1929)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ... See full summary »

Director: Roland West
Stars: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch
Certificate: Passed Crime | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion.

Director: Roland West
Stars: Chance Ward, Richard Tucker, Wilson Benge
Dark Alibi (1946)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A public defender enlists Charlie to exonerate one of his clients, an ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder, scheduled for execution in nine days.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter
The Big House (1930)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing
Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Helen Wood
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A treasury agent on the trail of counterfeit money confides to fellow ocean liner passenger Charlie Chan that there have been two attempts on his life.

Director: Terry O. Morse
Stars: Sidney Toler, Gloria Warren, Victor Sen Yung
The Trap (1946)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

Director: James Tinling
Stars: Warner Oland, Irene Hervey, Jon Hall
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received.

Director: Harry Lachman
Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, John McGuire
Phantom Ship (1935)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Director: Denison Clift
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson
Speak Easily (1932)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A timid professor inherits a large sum of money and decides to fund a terrible musical.

Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Ruth Selwyn
Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chester Morris ... John Hawks
Thelma Todd ... Alison Corning (as Alison Loyd)
Fred Kohler ... Big John
Ned Sparks ... Slim
Emmett Corrigan Emmett Corrigan ... Stephen Corning
William Austin ... Richard Bentinck
Frank McHugh ... 'Chub' Hopping
Frank Rice ... Fish Face
Mayo Methot ... Sophie
Gay Seabrook Gay Seabrook ... Susie Grenoble (as Gay Seabrooke)
Addie McPhail Addie McPhail ... Jean Phillips
Al Hill ... First Mate of the Corsair
Pat Hartigan Pat Hartigan ... (as Patrick Hartigan)
Sidney D'Albrook Sidney D'Albrook
Edit

Storyline

A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up piracy on the high seas.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Corsário See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS Friday 16 February 1940. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. It first aired in Cincinnati Tuesday 20 September 1949 on WCPO Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Alison Corning: My, but it's chilly.
John Hawks: Well, it you'd pull that what's-it's around you, a little closer.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A different kind of piracy
8 June 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

After being told that he hasn't the right stuff for making it on Wall Street, former All American Football player Chester Morris goes in for a different kind of piracy. He decides to become a real pirate and beat the man who told him he was no good on the street Emmet Corrigan at his own game.

Which in addition to Wall Street stock manipulations is bootlegging. Corrigan's role is eerily like that of Joseph P. Kennedy. Only this Wall Street pirate and bootlegger has a daughter played by Thelma Todd a rather spoiled young lady used to getting exactly what she wants.

Todd's the main problem, she gives a spiritless and perfunctory performance, so atypical of her. She has absolutely no chemistry. As for Morris he gets a bit too self righteous.

On the plus side when the hijacking of bootleggers like Fred Kohler gets going Corsair gets a bit of life pumped into it. Frank McHugh plays a part he would repeat over and over at Warner Brothers as the hero's best friend and sets the mold here. Kohler is one nasty customer as the bootlegger Morris robs.

Corsair is an interesting, but in some stages rather lifeless film.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed