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behind the scenes snapshot from Tiger Shark (1932).  The work of the tuna fishermen has a pleasing documentary quality.

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The women wave goodbye to their men who have all gone fishing in Tiger Shark (1932).

 

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Richard Arlen and Edward G Robinson in a screencap from Tiger Shark (1932) filmed off the coast of San Diego.

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the happy wedding day in Tiger Shark (1932).

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Edward G Robinson and Richard Arlen are tuna fishermen in Tiger Shark (1932).

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Zita Johann and Edward G Robinson in an original publicity still for Tiger Shark (1932).  Zita is best known opposite Boris Karloff in The Mummy, also from 1932.

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Edward G Robinson is part of another Hawks triangle in Tiger Shark (1932).  In his second film with Howard Hawks, Barbary Coast, he had Miriam Hopkins all to himself.

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screencap from Tiger Shark (1932).  As with all Howard Hawks movies, the action scenes are excellent.  The drama in Tiger Shark isn’t bad either.

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Edward G Robinson and Zita Johann are husband and wife in Tiger Shark (1932).

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Toshia Mori is a lady barber in Tiger Shark (1932).  Toshia was born in Kyoto, Japan, and had 21 acting credits in Hollywood, from an uncredited bit in 1926 to Charlie Chan on Broadway in 1937.  Many of her appearances, including Tiger Shark, were uncredited.

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Howard Hawks on the set of Tiger Shark

Howard Hawks at Warner Brothers studios filming Tiger Shark (1932), the first of two films he made starring Edward G Robinson.

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As is consistent with Howard Hawks all throughout his career, the action scenes in Tiger Shark (1932) are still highly enjoyable in the 21st century.

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Edward G Robinson as Mike Mascarenhas loses a hand to a Tiger Shark (1932).

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production still for Tiger Shark (1932).  This was Howard Hawks’ third film at Warner Brothers.  He would return there more often than any other Hollywood studio throughout his career.  The Dawn Patrol (1930) was his first sound film for a Hollywood studio, and he also made The Crowd Roars for the WB.

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Edward G Robinson and Zita Johann are newlyweds in Tiger Shark (1932) with Edward’s best friend Richard Arlen resting below.