I Cover the Waterfront
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I Cover the Waterfront
Max Miller's best-seller forms the basis of this romantic melodrama about cynical, hard-drinking reporter Joe Miller (Ben Lyon), who exploits his romance with Julie Kirk (Claudette Colbert) to hand in a sensational story to his newspaper. Julie's father Eli (Ernest Torrence) is a decrepit sea-captain who smuggles in illegal Chinese on the West Coast. For years, Joe has been promising his newspaper editor a major scoop on Chinese smuggling operations, and he finally delivers when Joe catches Eli red-handed. But his torrid affair with Julie confuses matters. Originally Joe's plan was… More

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"At the time it was fresh, daring and influential, especially raising eyebrows in the 1930s were the scenes of casual sex."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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