CHINA SEAS ( 1935 )

I haven’t seen this one in for ever and it is chock full of plot: pirates, typhoon, jewel thieves, unrequited love, rekindled lost love, duty, redemption, Gable struggling between what he wants and what he needs…and the wonderful wardrobe malfunction by Harlow that remains in the picture. What more can I ask of Tay Garnett’s 1935 hit:  CHINA SEAS?

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Skimpy. I know. I have seen twenty-one films this year including Dangerous” “The Flame Within” “Ruggles of Red Gap” “Mutiny on the Bounty” “Magnificent Obession etc.etc. But these are the four I can watch repeatedly.

( Garbo in “Anna Karenina” – The girl can’t catch a break  )


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