TRANSATLANTIC MERRY-GO-ROUND is a 1934 American drama film with musical and comedic elements, directed by Benjamin Stoloff .
* 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 4 References * 5 External links
Gangster Lee Lother ( Sidney Blackmer ) is shot and killed during an ocean liner cruise, and we're introduced in flashback to the interwoven stories and characters of the suspects: con-man and jewel-thief Jimmy Brett and his accomplice, a wife who bids goodbye to her husband without realizing he'll stowaway to spy on her, the star of the ship's entertainment revue and her brother with gambling debts, and the Inspector who interrupts his vacation to solve the case.
The film's many musical numbers include a
Busby Berkeley -like number
with chorus girls in geometric patterns filmed from overhead. A song
The Boswell Sisters titled "Rock and Roll", written by
Richard A. Whiting