Phantom Ship

  • 1935
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Mystery

In the late 19th century, an American windjammer was found drifting off the English coast. The crew members were gone and no trace of them was ever found. This film speculates on what might have taken place on board the ill-fated ship. Lugosi is excellent as Anton Lorenzen, a sea captain who slowly descends into madness. He is hired to pilot a ship on which,...read more

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In the late 19th century, an American windjammer was found drifting off the English coast. The crew members were gone and no trace of them was ever found. This film speculates on what might have taken place on board the ill-fated ship. Lugosi is excellent as Anton Lorenzen, a sea captain

who slowly descends into madness. He is hired to pilot a ship on which, six years previously, he had been shanghaied and brutally mistreated by the first mate (Willard), an experience that left him mentally and physically ruined. Much to his murderous delight, he finds that his tormentor is now

under his command and he can finally exact revenge. Interesting as this sounds, the film is a disappointment. The weak supporting cast is unconvincing, with British accents abounding in a supposedly American crew. The illusion of a ship alone at sea is well-conveyed by the photography and

direction, which carefully mask the studio sets. This was the second film produced by Britain's Hammer Studios.

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