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Phantom Ship (1935)

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 15 October 1936 (USA)
During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

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Anton Lorenzen / A. Gottlieb
Shirley Grey ...
Sarah Briggs
Arthur Margetson ...
Edmund Willard ...
Toby Bilson
Dennis Hoey ...
Tom Goodschild
George Mozart ...
Tommy Duggan
Johnnie Schofield ...
Peter Tooley
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Ponta Katz
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Boas 'Sailor' Hoffman
Clifford McLaglen ...
Capt. Jim Morehead
Bruce Gordon ...
Olly Deveau
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Andy Gilling
Terence de Marney ...
Charlie Kaye (as Terrence de Marney)
Edgar Pierce ...
Arian Harbens (as J. Edward Pierce)
Herbert Cameron ...
Volkerk Grot
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During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

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The film takes place from November to December 1872. See more »

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Opening cast list: "The famous 'Q' Ship "Mary B. Mitchell" as Mary Celeste." See more »

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Referenced in Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987) See more »

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A mystery at sea
13 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the fact that this film is of poor quality (actually it is supposedly the remains of a longer film), it is still a good mystery.

The Mary Celeste was actually found at sea with no crew left.

What happened to them? The Captain (Arthur Margetson) married a woman (Shirley Grey) loved by another Captain. he paid a crew member to dispatch the Captain at the first opportunity. Did he succeed?

Or was it Bela Lugosi (in his only Hammer film) as Anton Lorenzen, a man who was shanghaied six years earlier and wanted revenge?

This film may not be historically accurate, but it is a good story. It is also a chance to see Bela Lugosi in a dramatic, non-horror role. After who really knows what happened?


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