The Ghost Ship

  • 1943
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Horror

A heavily atmospheric study of Dix, the psychotic captain of a ship, and the effects of his terrorization of third mate Wade. The tormented Wade tries to inform the rest of the crew of Dix's sadistic behavior but is ignored. The captain continues on his monstrous path until he is knocked out by fellow crew member Knaggs. This film was for many years out...read more

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A heavily atmospheric study of Dix, the psychotic captain of a ship, and the effects of his terrorization of third mate Wade. The tormented Wade tries to inform the rest of the crew of Dix's sadistic behavior but is ignored. The captain continues on his monstrous path until he is knocked

out by fellow crew member Knaggs. This film was for many years out of distribution because of a lawsuit brought by Samuel Golding and Norbert Faulkner, who felt producer Lewton had stolen their like-titled play. The court agreed and pulled the film from theatrical release. It can now be heralded

as an excellent example of Lewton's ability to create a dark and sinister mood through subtlety. Director Mark Robson (THE HARDER THEY FALL, THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI) is able to stylishly bring the script to life. Songs include "Blow the Man Down" (sung by the Blind Beggar and Billy Radd), "Home

Dearie Home," "Come to San Sebastian," "I'm Billy Radd from La Trinidad" (all sung by Radd).

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  • Review: A heavily atmospheric study of Dix, the psychotic captain of a ship, and the effects of his terrorization of third mate Wade. The tormented Wade tries to inform the rest of the crew of Dix's sadistic behavior but is ignored. The captain continues on his mo… (more)

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