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Souls at Sea (1937) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Henry Hathaway, Adolph Zukor and Grover Jones.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionHans Dreier, Roland AndersonNominated
Best Music - ScoringParamount Studio Music Department, Boris Morros, head of department (Score by W. Franke Harling andNominated
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Powdah: I'm cheap. I'm no good. I'm nothin'. I even stole a piece of poetry to tell you you was beautiful.


Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor: The floor of the ocean is paved with the bones of slaves.


Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor: Did you ever study strategy, Powdah?
Powdah: I never studied nothin'.


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The 1997 documentary, The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender, uses footage of Gary Cooper and George Raft hanging by their thumbs in Souls at Sea to illustrate the homoerotic possibilities in showing bare-chested men suffering in bondage. There's also a suggestion that the relationship in Hollywood movies between the leading man and his male best friend, while not overtly sexual, is often stronger and deeper than the relationship between the leading man and his leading lady.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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