Toilers Of The Sea

  • 1936
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Adventure

A pallid film adaptation of Victor Hugo's violently melodramatic novel about the captain of the first steamship, played here by Engelmann. He jumps ship for personal gain and leaves McLaglen in command. Some picturesque Channel Islands locations are the best part of this otherwise heartless film, and poetically so, for it was to these islands that author...read more

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A pallid film adaptation of Victor Hugo's violently melodramatic novel about the captain of the first steamship, played here by Engelmann. He jumps ship for personal gain and leaves McLaglen in command. Some picturesque Channel Islands locations are the best part of this otherwise

heartless film, and poetically so, for it was to these islands that author Victor Hugo fled in exile for 18 years after protesting the restoration of the Second Empire in France in 1851.

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