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Phantom Ship (1935)
"The Mystery of the Marie Celeste" (original title)

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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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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
Gunner Moir ...
Ponta Katz
Ben Welden ...
Boas 'Sailor' Hoffman
Clifford McLaglen ...
Capt. Jim Morehead
Bruce Gordon ...
Olly Deveau
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Andy Gilling
Terence de Marney ...
Charlie Kaye
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 Master of Mystery in a Masterpiece of Weird Thrills!

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15 October 1936 (USA)  »

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Only the second production from Hammer Films, who did just four features in the 1930s before going into hiatus until 1946. See more »

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Agatha-Christie-like story, without the Agatha-Christie talent...
4 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an Agatha Christie-style story, without the Agatha Christie talent. The actors performed capably, but the story and script were just way too predictable and unimaginative. Furthermore, there generally wasn't enough character development to make you care about the victims. Although I figured out who the killer was pretty early, I didn't care. One scene in this film especially caught my attention, though. In the beginning of the film, Margetson's character explains to his good friend that he's fallen in love with the same girl, and plans to marry her, even if it costs him their friendship. He handles the situation directly and lays it all out there, not pulling any punches. It made me think how much better it is to handle things that way...


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