Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Lupe Velez in HELL HARBOR (1930)

Mexican star Lupe Velez stars in this pre-code Hollywood tale bathed in 'swarthy' awesomeness! Here's more on the film from ROTTEN TOMATOES:

Movie Info

Even allowing for the comparative freedom of the pre-Production Code years, 1930's Hell Harbor was pretty strong meat for its time. The story is set on a remote Caribbean island, entirely populated by descendants of Sir Henry Morgan's pirate crew. Morgan's brutish great-great-grandson Henry Morgan (Gibson Gowland) intends to shower himself with gold and to that end forces his daughter Anita (Lupe Velez) into a marriage with despicable moneylender Joseph Horngold (Jean Hersholt). Coming toAnita's rescue is shipwrecked American sailor Bob Wade (John Holland), whose presence sparks an unchecked riot on the island. The film's most chilling scene finds Morgan. Director Henry King also produced the film through his own Inspiration Pictures Corporation. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi






 ...and a clip...
 


 ...and the full film in hd!

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