Rulers of the Sea

The struggle of a man to build a steam ship to take him across the Atlantic in spite of all setbacks, and his win against a crack sailing boat in the early 19th century.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1939-11-08
Run time: 96 minute / 1:36
Director: Frank Lloyd
Writers: Richard Collins, Talbot Jennings, Frank Cavett.
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America



Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
as David 'Davie' Gillespie
Margaret Lockwood
as Mary Shaw
Will Fyffe
as John Shaw
George Bancroft
as Capt. Oliver
Montagu Love
as Malcolm Grant
Vaughan Glaser
as Junius Smith
David Torrence
as Donald Fenton
Lester Matthews
as Lieut. Roberts
Alec Craig
as Foreman
Barlowe Borland
as Magistrate
Wilson Benge
as Campbell
Harry Allen
as Murdock
Barry Macollum
as Miller
David Cavendish
as First Officer Lewis
David Clyde
as Second Mate Evans
Charles McAvoy
as O'Brien
Alan Ladd
as Colin Farrell
Lawrence Grant
as Mr. Negley
John Power
as Captain of 'Dog Star'
William Haade
as A Stoker
Earl Askam
as Chief Engineer (Uncredited)
Guy Bellis
as Importer (Uncredited)
Lionel Belmore
as Villager (Uncredited)
Frank Benson
as Driver (Uncredited)
Wade Boteler
as Mr. Brown (Uncredited)
John Burton
as Seaman (Uncredited)
Harry Cording
as Seaman (Uncredited)
Jane Dewey
as Mrs. Farrell (Uncredited)
Mike Driscoll
as Helmsman (Uncredited)
David Dunbar
as Boatswain (Uncredited)
William Eddritt
as Secretary (Uncredited)
Walter Fenner
as Dignitary (Uncredited)
Neil Fitzgerald
as Dr. Taylor on Steamship (Uncredited)
Allen Fox
as Steward (Uncredited)
Douglas Gordon
as Seaman (Uncredited)
Mary Gordon
as Mrs. Ogilvie (Uncredited)
Roy Gordon
as New York City Mayor (Uncredited)
Holmes Herbert
as Member of Naval Company (Uncredited)
Russell Hicks
as Mr. Cunard (Uncredited)
George Hill
as Constable (Uncredited)
Robert Homans
as Constable Dunn (Uncredited)
Kenneth Hunter
as Naval Company Member (Uncredited)
Olaf Hytten
as Third Secretary (Uncredited)
Crauford Kent
as Member of Naval Company (Uncredited)
David MacDonald
as Clerk (Uncredited)
George MacQuarrie
as Seaman (Uncredited)
George Melford
as Landlord (Uncredited)
Pat Moran
as MacNaughton (Uncredited)
Leonard Mudie
as Mr. Barton (Uncredited)
David Newell
as Seaman (Uncredited)
Paul Newlan
as Second Stoker (Uncredited)
Edgar Norton
as Mr. McKinnon (Uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell
as Official (Uncredited)
Lionel Pape
as First Secretary (Uncredited)
Napier Raikes
as High Commissioner (Uncredited)
Frank Shannon
as Kelsey (Uncredited)
Ivan F. Simpson
as Secretary (Uncredited)
John Graham Spacey
as Dr. Lardner (Uncredited)
Wyndham Standing
as Banker (Uncredited)
Hayden Stevenson
as Official (Uncredited)
David Thursby
as Murdock (Uncredited)
Clare Verdera
as Mrs. Naughton (Uncredited)
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Caldwell (Uncredited)
Philip Winter
as Soldier (Uncredited)
Hans Dreier Art Direction

Harold Lewis Sound Recordist

Visual Effects
Gordon Jennings Visual Effects

John B. Goodman Art Direction

Archie Stout Director of Photography

A.E. Freudeman Interior Designer

Theodor Sparkuhl Director of Photography

Richard Collins Screenplay
Richard Collins Story

Frank Lloyd Director

Frank Lloyd Producer

Talbot Jennings Screenplay
Talbot Jennings Story

Walter Oberst Sound Recordist

William Tummel Assistant Director

Richard Hageman Original Music Composer

Paul Weatherwax Editor

Frank Cavett Screenplay
Frank Cavett Story

Visual Effects
Farciot Edouart Visual Effects

Herman Hand Orchestrator
Charles Maxwell Orchestrator

Lou Smith Associate Producer

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