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Terror Aboard (1933)

 -  Mystery  -  14 April 1933 (USA)
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An ocean liner is found at sea with everyone on board dead. An investigation is begun to find out what happened.

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Maximilian Kreig
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Blackie Witherspoon (as Charlie Ruggles)
Shirley Grey ...
Lili Kingston
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James Cowles
Jack La Rue ...
Gregory Cordoff
Verree Teasdale ...
Millicent Hazlitt
Stanley Fields ...
Capt. Swanson
Leila Bennett ...
Lena Klein
Morgan Wallace ...
Morton Hazlitt
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Capt. Derick Alison (as Thomas Jackson)
William Janney ...
Edward Wilson
Paul Hurst ...
Boatswain
Frank Hagney ...
First Mate
Clarence Wilson ...
Ship's Doctor
Paul Porcasi ...
Luigi - the Chef
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An ocean liner is found at sea with everyone on board dead. An investigation is begun to find out what happened.

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14 April 1933 (USA)  »

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Dead Reckoning  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Good Idea Goes Bad
22 September 2013 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

A steamship comes across an abandoned yacht. When crew members board it, they find all onboard murdered. The remainder of the picture is mostly a flashback on what transpired up to the present. I'll bet you think this would be an exciting murder mystery, huh?

Well, no. The story is related in a bloodless (no pun intended) manner that it is devoid of excitement. It is a story without tension or suspense, a poorly done production in which several notable back-bench supporting actors are wasted in undeveloped roles. It is billed as a mystery but is more of a melodrama, and a mediocre one to boot.

The murderer is known right away and is played by John Halliday. He does the best he can in a creepy, soft-spoken performance. He dispatches everyone on board in ways ranging from implausible to downright laughable. The methods he uses are the only interesting moments to consider in this sub-par entry from Paramount.

But the presence that really sinks the picture is the normally dependable Charlie Ruggles, out of his element here in a comic relief role. Any scene containing incipient feelings of anxiety or apprehension are quickly erased by his annoying presence. The mood created by his antics was all wrong for this picture. In sum, this was a very disappointing and misspent 69 minutes.


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