|Directed by||Roy William Neill|
|Based on||Eight Bells by Percy G. Mandley|
|Produced by||J.G. Bachmann|
|Edited by||Gene Havlick|
|Music by||Howard Jackson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|April 11, 1935|
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.
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.