I Cover the Waterfront

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I Cover the Waterfront is a 1933 American pre-Code romantic drama film directed by James Cruze and starring Ben Lyon, Claudette Colbert, Ernest Torrence, and Hobart Cavanaugh.

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I Cover the Waterfront
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Cruze
Written byJack Jevne (additional dialogue)
Screenplay byWells Root
Based onI Cover the Waterfront
1932 novel
by Max Miller[1][2]
Produced byEdward Small
Joseph M. Schenck
CinematographyRay June
Edited byGrant Whytock
Music byAlfred Newman
  • Reliance Pictures/
  • Joseph M. Schenck Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • May 17, 1933 (1933-05-17) (US)[3]
Running time
75 minutes (8 reels)
CountryUnited States

Based on the book[2][1][4][5][6][7][8] by Max Miller, a reporter for the San Diego Sun,[9] the film is about a reporter who investigates a waterfront smuggling operation, and becomes romantically involved with the daughter of the man he is investigating.

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