Cast & Crew
Bob, a young inventor who has designed a new motorboat engine, is in love with Wynne Drexel, the daughter of his boss, a speedboat racing enthusiast who dreams of winning a big race. A man who passes himself off as a Spanish count named Ribalto, and claims to be a motor boat manufacturer, dupes Drexel out of $100,000, then forges a $200 check and blames the forgery on Bob. In the big race, Ribalto's henchman, Strauss, tampers with Bob's boat, making it crash. In the end, Bob proves Ribalto's crimes, wins the race and earns the gratitude of Drexel, who now approves of Bob's marriage to Wynne.
Although no national release date has been determined for the film, it opened in New York in August 1937, where, according to the Variety review, it played for four days on a double bill under the title Crime Afloat. Reviews in April 1937 called the picture Mile-a-Minute-Love, while reviews from August 1937 through November 1938, reviewed it under the title Crime Afloat. Credits for the film generally agree among all sources, however, distribution is variously listed as Ace Pictures, Treo Exchange and State Rights, and reviews of Mile-a-Minute-Love list a running time of 64 min., while reviews of Crime Afloat list a running time of 67 min. The Variety review mistakenly credited cameraman Arthur Martinelli with the screenplay.