'Slave Ship' Premieres in New York
Slave Ship is a 1937 film directed by Tay Garnett, starring Warner Baxter and Wallace Beery.
The supporting cast includes Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Jane Darwell, and Joseph Schildkraut.
This is one of only nine films out of the forty-eight that Beery made during the sound era for which he didn't receive top billing.
This period adventure drama was directed by Tay Garnett and adapted from a story by William Faulkner. The skipper of a slave trading vessel operating along the West African coast in 1860, Captain Jim Lovett (Warner Baxter) is troubled by his flesh-peddling trade. He's marrying the beautiful Nancy Marlowe (Elizabeth Allan) and wants to replace his morally-indefensible business with a more respectable foray into standard goods shipping.