|S.O.S. Tidal Wave|
|Directed by||John H. Auer|
|Screenplay by||Gordon Kahn|
|Story by||James Webb|
|Produced by||Armand Schaefer|
|Cinematography||Jack A. Marta|
|Edited by||Ernest J. Nims|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
S.O.S. Tidal Wave is a 1939 American crime film directed by John H. Auer and written by Gordon Kahn and Maxwell Shane. The film stars Ralph Byrd, George Barbier, Kay Sutton, Frank Jenks, Marc Lawrence and Dorothy Lee. It was released on June 2, 1939 by Republic Pictures.
Reporter Jeff Shannon stops trying to expose political corruption after his son and wife are threatened. On election day, corrupt politicians broadcast the 1933 apocalyptic science-fiction film Deluge on the news, hoping to trick voters into believing that New York City has been hit by a tidal wave to discourage them from voting.
- Ralph Byrd as Jeff Shannon
- George Barbier as Uncle Dan Carter
- Kay Sutton as Laurel Shannon
- Frank Jenks as Peaches Jackson
- Marc Lawrence as Melvin Sutter
- Dorothy Lee as Mable
- Oscar O'Shea as Mike Halloran
- Mickey Kuhn as Buddy Shannon
- Ferris Taylor as Clifford Farrow
- Don "Red" Barry as Curley Parsons
- Raymond Bailey as Roy Nixon
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- Nugent, Frank S. (1939-06-22). "Movie Review - S O S Tidal Wave - THE SCREEN; At the World Cinema". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
- "S.O.S. Tidal Wave". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.