Monday, September 25, 2017

Tonight's Movie: Here Comes Trouble (1936)

Paul Kelly stars in HERE COMES TROUBLE (1936), a minor "B" film from 20th Century-Fox.

Kelly plays Duke Donovan, a good-natured engineer on a ship. When he's not directing the crew working to stoke the fires, he's brawling, attempting to romance the shipboard manicurist (Arline Judge, ROAR OF THE DRAGON), and inadvertently becoming caught up with jewel smugglers.

The latter happens when thieves (Mona Barrie and Halliwell Hobbes) decide to smuggle a valuable jewel ashore hidden in Duke's cigarette lighter, without his knowledge. They have a surprise coming when they meet up with Duke, planning to retrieve the gem, and it's not there...

Generally speaking I feel that any movie starring Paul Kelly is a film worth seeing, with the most recent example being an interesting Paramount film from the same year, THE ACCUSING FINGER (1936). However, HERE COMES TROUBLE was more than lightweight, with a close to nonexistent plot. Fortunately it was only 62 minutes!

Kelly has some nice scenes sparring with Judge, and there are a number of good character actors aboard ship, including Gregory Ratoff, George Chandler, and Edward Brophy, but this one is for dedicated "B" and Kelly fans only.

HERE COMES TROUBLE was directed by Lewis Seiler and filmed by Harry Jackson.

HERE COMES TROUBLE is available in a nice-looking DVD in the Fox Cinema Archives series.


Blogger Vienna said...

I'm with you ,Laura. Paul Kelly is always worth watching. This sounds delightful. Must catch up with it.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Brittaney said...

I just watched Star of Midnight again and Paul Kelly's supporting role had me curious to see more of his work. So your review is rather timely.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Always glad to hear from Paul Kelly fans!

Brittaney, I'd forgotten he was in STAR OF MIDNIGHT, it's been a while since I saw it. I purchased it not long ago in a Warner Archive sale and need to take a fresh look! Thanks for letting me know I have another reason to want to see it again.

Best wishes,

10:03 AM  

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