About the film
Release Date: November 17, 1937
|Director||:||James P. Hogan|
|Producers||:||Adolph Zukor, Lucien Hubbard, William LeBaron|
|Writers||:||Bertram Millhauser, Robert Louis Stevenson|
In 1890, two British expatriates, Robert Herrick and Huish, and German Captain Jakob Thorbecke, are commissioned to sail a Yankee schooner called The Golden State , whose captain and crew have died of smallpox. From Tehua in the South Seas to Australia, they are to deliver a cargo of champagne. Thorbecke decides to head for Peru, however, so he can sell the merchandise and pocket the money. While sailing, Faith Wishart, daughter of the deceased captain, comes out of her hiding place on board and, by briefly holding Thorbecke at gunpoint, demands he make the delivery.