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A Girl in Every Port
Director: Howard Hawks (Dir)
Release Date:   26 Feb 1928
Duration (in mins):   64
Duration (in feet):   5,500
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Victor McLaglen (Spike Madden)  
    Maria Casajuana (Chiquita)  
    Natalie Joyce (Girl in Panama)  
    Dorothy Mathews (Girl in Panama)  
    Elena Jurado (Girl in Panama)  
    Louise Brooks (Marie, girl in France)  
    Francis McDonald (Gang leader)  
    Phalba Morgan (Lena, girl in Holland)  
    Felix Valle (Lena's husband)  
    Greta Yoltz (Other girl in Holland)  
    Leila Hyams (The sailor's wife)  
    Robert Armstrong (Salami)  
    Sally Rand (Girl in Bombay)  
    Natalie Kingston (Girl in South Sea Islands)  
    Caryl Lincoln (Girl from Liverpool)  

Summary: Sailor Spike Madden, a happy-go-lucky Lothario, finds that another sailor is a rival for his girl friends in various ports of call. He finally overtakes Salami, the other sailor, and they become fast friends. Spike believes he has fallen in love with Marie, an especially attractive gold digger in France, but his friend dissuades him and they continue their merry way. 

Production Company: Fox Film Corp.  
Distribution Company: Fox Film Corp.  
Director: Howard Hawks (Dir)
  William Tummell (Asst dir)
Producer: William Fox (Pres)
Writer: Seton I. Miller (Scen)
  James K. McGuinness (Scr story)
  Howard Hawks (Orig story)
  Malcolm Stuart Boylan (Titles)
Photography: L. W. O'Connell (Dir of photog)
  Rudolph Berquist (Dir of photog)
Film Editor: Ralph Dixon (Film ed)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text:

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp. 20/2/1928 dd/mm/yyyy LP24994

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Genre: Comedy
Subjects (Major): Bombay (India)
  Gold diggers
  Liverpool (England)
  The Netherlands
  South Sea islands

Note: In 1931, Fox remade A Girl in Every Port as a sound film entitled Goldie . That film was directed by Benjamin Stoloff and starred Spencer Tracy, Warren Hymer and Jean Harlow (see entry below). 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   26 Feb 1928   p. 6.
New York Times   20 Feb 1928   p. 14.
Photoplay   Mar 1928   p. 55.
Variety   22 Feb 1928   p. 20.

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