I Cover the Waterfront

Release date:1933

  • Monterey


Claudette Colbert, Ernest Torrence in his last movie and Ben Lyon; directed by James Cruze; United Artist; tough, even daring, drama about a reporter who uses a girl's friendship to expose her father's smuggling activities; the story is based on Max Miller's popular book of the same name; the film originated the phrase, "Not tonight, Josephine!" Monterey stood in for the San Diego waterfront, where the story is set; film crew was in Monterey for two months; in one filming sequence, Sal Colletto, "Beau Brummel of Fisherman's Wharf," was photographed at the wheel of his purse seiner, the Dante Alighieri, about a mile off Fisherman's Wharf.