SCV In the Movies | Episode 29: Port Of Missing Girls Featuring Harry Carey Sr.
Monogram Pictures Corp. 1938
A nightclub signer is framed for murder and stows away on a China-bound freighter captained by Saugus’ own Harry Carey Sr. in this 1938 Monogram picture.
Placerita Canyon’s Ernie Hickson is technical director; local movie maker Scott Dunlap is in charge of production.
Cast includes Carey, Judith Allen, Milburn Stone, Betty Compson, Matty Fain, George Cleveland, Jane Jones and Willy Castello, with the following in uncredited roles: Horace B. Carpenter, Jack Cheatham, James Conaty, John Dilson, I. Stanford Jolley, Eddie Kane, Sandra Karina, Rex Lease, Lyle Moraine, Lee Phelps, Charles Rosoff, Shirley Stone, Fred ‘Snowflake’ Toones and Louis Vincenot.
Released February 23, 1938.
ABOUT E.J. STEPHENS
E.J. Stephens is a noted Hollywood historian, author, lecturer and tour guide. An Indiana native, E.J. has lived for 10 years in the Santa Clarita Valley with his wife Kimi and their two children, Mariah and Dylan.
By day, E.J. can be found in Burbank on the Warner Bros. Studios lot where he is a tour guide and an audience coordinator on Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show. When not giving tours at the studio, E.J. and Kimi host tours of their own for their Newhall-based company, Newhallywood Tours.
E.J. has co-written four books on subjects ranging from the history of Warner Bros. and Paramount to Griffith Park and the Santa Clarita Valley (the latter with Kimi and Dr. Alan Pollack). The trio is currently working on another SCV history book titled “Then & Now: The Santa Clarita Valley,” scheduled to hit the shelves in early 2014.
ABOUT BILL WEST©2013 SCVTV
Bill West is a movie nut who serves on the board of Friends of Hart Park, gives tours of the Hart Mansion and maintains the Friends’ website.
In his spare time, Bill writes software for Walt Disney Imagineering, where he has contributed to Star Tours, Toy Story Midway Mania, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and other attractions. Previously, he wrote software at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Bill enjoys lounge music and he plays the drums for pickup bands. He lives in Santa Clarita with his Realtor (his wife Liliana) and their son Josh. Pets include Maya the Mutt, Luigi the Canary, and a cat whose name he can’t pronounce but is Polish for “kitty.”