Tiger Shark

Richard Arlen and Zita Johann are two sides of a Hawks triangle in Tiger Shark (1932).

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Tiger Shark

Tuna fisherman Edward G Robinson loses a hand to a Tiger Shark (1932) in a workplace accident.

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Edward G Robinson in a publicity still for Tiger Shark (1932), Howard Hawks’ third film at Warner Brothers, his favorite studio over the course of his studio hopping career.  His first sound film, The Dawn Patrol, was made at the studio, as well as his two classics with Bogart and Bacall.

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Edward G Robinson as tuna fisherman Mike Mascarenas in Tiger Shark (1932).  The film supposedly takes place in San Diego, but the action scenes were filmed in Hawaii and Monterey in Northern California, with the rest being filmed in Hollywood.

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Zita Johann as Quita Silva in Tiger Shark (1932).  Zita was born in what is now Rumania, and had eight acting credits in her career, from 1931 to 1934 with a final appearance as a librarian in 1986.  She is best remembered opposite Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932).

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Edward G Robinson and Richard Arlen in a publicity still for Tiger Shark (1932).  It was one of Howard Hawks middling entertainments but the work scenes of the tuna fishermen are most realistic and exciting.

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Edward G Robinson in a publicity still for Tiger Shark (1932).  Like his co-star Zita Johann, Edward was born in Rumania.  EG had 112 acting credits in his career, from 1916 to 1973.

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Richard Arlen and Edward G Robinson are tuna fishermen in Tiger Shark (1932), the first of two films EG made with Howard Hawks.  In both films he sports an earring.  Here it’s a dangly one.

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Tiger Shark is Howard Hawks’ 13th film.

Tiger Shark premiered Sep 22, 1932, and Jul 1933 in India.  Parel is a neighborhood of Bombay, India, called Mumbai until 1935.

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a domestic scene from Tiger Shark (1932)