Black Waters 1929

Marshall Neilan has hired a fine posse of actors and made an all-talking picture of skullduggery on the San Francisco waterfront fog, a mystery ship and a skulking fiend named Larabee, who is intent on killing off practically the whole cast, dress suits and all. Some thrills and chills, a slow lot of mediocre dialogue, and action confined almost entirely to the cabin of the ship. Good performances by Robert Ames, Frank Reicher, Mary Brian and especially James Kirkwood, as the arch-villain. Even a theme song, "Black Waters," and it is a little better than the film.

Photoplay June 1929

Books with an entry on Black Waters
Larry Langman and Daniel Finn
A Guide to American Crime Films of the Thirties
Westport, Connecticut - London, 1995

Black Waters
United States 1929

Directed by

Robert Ames
Noble M. Johnson


Country:United States

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