The Ghost Ship

Film, Horror

Time Out says

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

69 mins

Cast and crew

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