Tiger Shark

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

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Tiger Shark

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.

Tiger Shark

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.

Tiger Shark

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.

Tiger Shark

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.

Tiger Shark

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.

Tiger Shark

a domestic scene from Tiger Shark (1932)

Barbary Coast

Edward G Robinson as boss Luis Chamalis in Barbary Coast (1935).

Barbary Coast

Edward G Robinson in Barbary Coast (1935), by independent producer Samuel Goldwyn, and the second of two films he made with Howard Hawks, after Tiger Shark (1932) at Warner Brothers.

Barbary Coast

Edward G Robinson is ready to party like its 1899 in Barbary Coast (1935).

Barbary Coast

Edward G Robinson puts the moves of Miriam Hopkins, new in town in Barbary Coast (1935).