A luxury ocean liner equipped with a newly invented remote control device is the setting of this intriguing thriller in which murders and nefarious spies abound when private eye Pope (Edwin Maxwell) tries to get to the bottom of the poisoning of Capt. Holling (Noah Beery Jr.). After the remote’s inventor and the ship’s first mate are also attacked, Pope searches among the quirky passengers for the secret agents trying to sabotage the device.
William Nigh (October 12, 1881 – November 27, 1955) was an American film director, writer, and actor. His film work sometimes lists him as either “Will Nigh” or “William Nye”.
He was born in Berlin, Wisconsin.
His film career began with acting in 17 films in 1913 and 1914; he also directed one of these, Salomy Jane. He acted in 8 more films in the 1910s and two more in the 1920s, but directed a total of 119 films, the last in 1948. His film-writing credits numbered 18, mostly concentrated early in his career.
His films included Mr. Wise Guy, Thunder, Black Dragons, Corregidor, Mr. Wong, Detective, The Mystery of Mr. Wong, Mr. Wong in Chinatown, Lady from Chungking, The Fatal Hour, The Ape, Doomed to Die, Lord Byron of Broadway, and Casey of the Coast Guard.
He died in Burbank, California at the age of 74. —Wikipedia