Pacific Liner (1938): Showboat Melodrama

RKO Radio

A good cast elevates this mediocre melodrama about a cholera epidemic that breaks out of a ship going from China to San Francisco.

The ensemble is headed by Victor McLaglen, Chester Morris, Barry Fitzgerald, all three of whom have won or have been nominated for acting Oscars, and Wendy Barrie.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Original Score: Robert Russell Bennett

Oscar Awards: None

 

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Original Score Oscar was Erich Wolfgang Korngold for “The Adventures of Robin Hood.”