Ebb Tide (1937 film)
Ebb Tide is a 1937 American drama film
Drama film
A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. Dramatic themes such as alcoholism, drug addiction, infidelity, moral dilemmas, racial prejudice, religious intolerance, poverty, class divisions, violence against women...

 directed by James P. Hogan
James Patrick Hogan
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 and starring Oskar Homolka, Frances Farmer
Frances Farmer
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 and Ray Milland
Ray Milland
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. Much of the film is set in the South Seas
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 and is based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
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