Sword Fishing

Sword Fishing (1939)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1939-10-21
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 6 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 10min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: De Leon Anthony
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Sword Fishing is a 1939 short documentary film about a group of fisherman, including Howard Hill, "the world's greatest archer," who go in search of marlin off the California coast. With fishing line attached to his arrow, Hill plans to spear the fish, which would then be brought aboard the boat by rod and reel. In 1940, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel at the 12th Academy Awards.

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  • Ronald Reagan

    as Narrator (voice)
  • Howard Hill

    as Self
Production Howard Hill Producer
Directing De Leon Anthony Director
Editing De Leon Anthony Editor
Writing De Leon Anthony Writer
Crew Albert Wetzel Cinematography