The Ship From Shanghai

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Adventure

Adventure on the high seas centers around a ship's crazed steward, compellingly portrayed by Wolheim, who takes charge of the ship after tossing the captain overboard. With his new position of power, Wolheim becomes a virtual tyrant, saved from his irate crew only because of the presence of the giant, oafish cook Linow as his protector. The crew is eventually...read more

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Adventure on the high seas centers around a ship's crazed steward, compellingly portrayed by Wolheim, who takes charge of the ship after tossing the captain overboard. With his new position of power, Wolheim becomes a virtual tyrant, saved from his irate crew only because of the presence

of the giant, oafish cook Linow as his protector. The crew is eventually relieved of their oppressor when Wolheim loses total control of his mind and jumps to his death. Almost all of the action takes place aboard ship, a fact the director seems at a loss to contend with.

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  • Review: Adventure on the high seas centers around a ship's crazed steward, compellingly portrayed by Wolheim, who takes charge of the ship after tossing the captain overboard. With his new position of power, Wolheim becomes a virtual tyrant, saved from his irate c… (more)

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