UW Cinematheque - Fox Pre-Code Double Features
Transatlantic | USA | 1931 | 35mm | 78 min. Director: William K. Howard Cast: Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran, Myrna Loy
Saturday, March 26, 2022
4070 Vilas Hall
The year before Grand Hotel, Fox released this multi-storyline melodrama set aboard an ocean-crossing luxury liner. At the center is a jewel thief (Lowe) who attempts to make the greatest haul of his career. The brilliant, deep-focus cinematography of James Wong Howe is put to full effect in a rousing climactic chase through the engine room. Marvelously entertaining but near impossible to see since the 1930s, no complete copy of the U.S. release version of Transatlantic survives.