Melody Cruise (film)

Melody Cruise is a 1933 American pre-Code musical romantic comedy film directed by Mark Sandrich, his first feature film with sound. The film received praise for Sandrich's creative direction, and solidly established him as a commercial director.[2]

Melody Cruise
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Sylvia Chambers, Charles Ruggles and June Brewster in Melody Cruise
Directed byMark Sandrich
Produced byMerian C. Cooper
Screenplay byBen Holmes
Mark Sandric
StarringCharles Ruggles
Phil Harris
Helen Mack
Music byMax Steiner
CinematographyBert Glennon
Edited byJack Kitchin
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
June 16, 1933
Running time
74-75 mins.
CountryUnited States
Box office$485,000[1]


On a cruise liner a bachelor millionaire is subject to the attention of women seeking a rich husband.

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The movie made a profit of $150,000.[1]


New York Times critic Mordaunt Hall found the film to be a "conventional farce", but praised "the imaginative direction of Mark Sandrich, who is alert in seizing any opportunity for cinematic stunts" and whose worked gave the production "a foreign aspect" with "some extraordinarily clever photography".[3]


  1. ^ a b c Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p55
  2. ^ Jeremy Arnold, "Melody Cruise", TCM (accessed January 20, 2018).
  3. ^ Mordaunt Hall, "Charles Ruggles and Phil Harris in a Combination of Pleasant Nonsense and Agreeable Melody." The New York Times, June 23, 1933.

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