The Ghost Ship

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  • Horror films
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This Val Lewton production may not scale the heights of Cat People or I Walked with a Zombie, but it has its impressive moments. A brooding tale of mysterious deaths on board a ship captained by the haunted, moody Dix, it's perhaps most notable for its scene of a sailor crushed to death by an enormous chain in the hold, and for its remarkable narration by a seemingly omniscient deaf-mute. The first, sea-girt half is best, darkly atmospheric and full of pulp poetry; when the story moves ashore, things come down to earth a little, but by then the spell is cast.

Release details

Duration: 69 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Robson
Screenwriter: Donald Henderson Clarke
Cast: Richard Dix
Russell Wade
Edith Barrett
Ben Bard
Edmund Glover
Skelton Knaggs
Lawrence Tierney
Sir Lancelot
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