Mystery Sea Raider (1940)

Carole Landis Mystery Sea Raider

In 1940 Carole starred in the wartime drama Mystery Sea Raider. She plays June McCarthy, a beautiful young woman who is taken hostage aboard an enemy ship. Hal Roach loaned her to Paramount to make the movie. It was directed by Edward Dmytryk. The cast includes Henry Wilcoxon, Onslow Stevens, and Kathleen Howard. Academy Award winner Edith Head designed the costumes. During filming Carole brought homemade cookies to the set. To promote Mystery Sea Raider Paramount had her pose for a series of sexy photos wearing dresses she never even wore the film. The movie was released on August 9, 1940. Carole got rave reviews for her dramatic performance. Her costar Herny Wilcoxin later said "A lot unkind things have been said about Carole over the years. I liked her very much. She was a very pretty blonde. She was a tireless worker on the set."

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Carole and Onslow Stevens

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Carole and Henry Wilcoxon

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Carole and Kathleen Howard

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Paramount publicity photos for the film

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