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Zita Johann and Edward G Robinson in a publicity still for Tiger Shark (1932)

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The back of this 1932 Howard Hawks publicity still reads

DIRECTOR HOWARD HAWKS making “Tiger Shark” for Warners-First National, on location at San Diego with Edward G Robinson and the company for the making of important scenes in this melodrama of the tuna fishing industry.

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1956 re-release lobby card for Tiger Shark (1932)

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1956 re-release lobby card for Tiger Shark (1932)

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poster for 1956 re-release of Tiger Shark.  The film originally premiered Sep 22, 1932, and was Howard Hawks’ 13th film as a director.  As always, the action scenes are first class.

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pages from the 1956 re-release presskit for Tiger Shark, originally released in 1932.

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Spanish flyer for Tiger Shark (1932)

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original poster for Tiger Shark (1932), Howard Hawks’ second film at Warner Brothers.  He already made his first sound film at the studio, The Dawn Patrol (1930).

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flyer for Tiger Shark (1932)

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Zita Johann in a screencap from Tiger Shark (1932)

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Edward G Robinson, Richard Arlen and Zita Johann in a 1956 publicity still for a re-release of Tiger Shark (1932)

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foreign flyer for Tiger Shark (1932)

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Dominant Pictures Corp. was a subsidiary of Associated Artists Productions, which re-released some early Warner Brother films in the 1950s, including Tiger Shark (1932).

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Edward G Robinson and Richard Arlen at the barber shop in a scene from Tiger Shark (1932), a pretty good early Howard Hawks talkie.  The scenes of the tuna fishermen at work is a highlight.  It is also notable as an early Howard Hawks love triangle.

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newspaper ad for theater showing Tiger Shark (1932).

The print ads are interesting because they often are different images than those found on posters and in publicity stills.