Eight Bells
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French poster
Directed byRoy William Neill
Written by
Based onEight Bells by Percy G. Mandley
Produced byJ.G. Bachmann
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byGene Havlick
Music byHoward Jackson
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
April 11, 1935
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States

Eight Bells is a 1935 American adventure film directed by Roy William Neill and starring Ann Sothern, Ralph Bellamy and Catherine Doucet. Produced by Columbia Pictures, it is based on the 1933 play Eight Bells by Percy G. Mandley.[1]


The owner of a line of steamships sends his prospective son-in-law Roy Dale to take a major cargo to Shanghai. Unbeknownst to him his daughter Marge smuggles herself aboard as a stowaway. Dale has experience only on passenger ships and when a hurricane hits he loses his nerve and wants to abandon ship. Marge sides with his first mate Steve Andrews and persuades the crew to stay aboard and keep the ship afloat.



  1. ^ Goble p.748