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Corsair (1931)

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Crime is treated as "business as usual" in Corsair, though not one of the characters is anyone you'd like to do business with. Chester Morris plays a college jock whose pampered girl friend has been raised to expect the finer things in life. Unable to support the girl in the manner in which she is accustomed, Morris goes into the lucrative bootlegging business. As Morris gets deeper and deeper into the underworld, he becomes more of a heel. At the end he somewhat surprisingly emerges as the hero--and manages to escape from the cops, as do all the other criminal characters! The role of the rich girl in Corsair was played by Alison Loyd--better known as comedienne Thelma Todd. Ms. Todd was the lady friend of Corsair director Roland West, who felt he could transform Todd into a major dramatic actress by changing her name. By 1932 she was Thelma Todd again, clowning opposite ZaSu Pitts, the Marx Brothers and Laurel & Hardy.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Studio:
United Artists

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Cast

Chester Morris
as John Hawks
William Austin
as Richard Bentinck
Frank McHugh
as 'Chub' Hopping
Thelma Todd
as Alison Corning
Emmett Corrigan
as Stephen Corning
Fred Kohler
as Big John
Frank Rice
as Fish Face
Ned Sparks
as Slim
Mayo Methot
as Sophie
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Audience Reviews for Corsair

This is one of those movies you find in the dollar bin or on oldies.com. I'm sure it can be watched for free on imdb.com. Not a bad movie for being 78 years old. About a Harvard Quarterback who goes to work for his rich girlfriends dad, the dad wants him to collect valuable stock from a old lady in return for a worthless stock, he won't gets fired and he's out for revenge, so he starts rum running on the high seas, Pirating the Dads Liquor and then selling it back to him. Its not bad something to fill a void. 3 stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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An OK movie that's worth watching if you like movies from this time period or are a Chester Morris fan.

Mara Barker
Mara Barker

Fine old classic, very interesting to see Chester Morris, director Roland West and Thelma Todd together. Morris and West were good friends, apparently West confessed to Morris on his death bed that he was responsible for murdering his girlfriend Thelma Todd in 1935, only a few years after this film was made. As a film it is good, great pacing, nothing great but a solid early B movie.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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