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Slave Ship (1937)

Passed  -  Adventure | Drama  -  16 September 1937 (Germany)
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Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he ... See full summary »

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Jim Lovett
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Jack Thompson
Elizabeth Allan ...
Nancy Marlowe
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Lefty
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Mrs. Marlowe
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Danelo
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Corey
Arthur Hohl ...
Grimes
Minna Gombell ...
Mabel
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Atkins
Francis Ford ...
Scraps
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Proprietor
Paul Hurst ...
Drunk
Holmes Herbert ...
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Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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16 September 1937 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Das Sklavenschiff  »

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Lon Chaney's silent bit as a doomed laborer can be spotted in the opening sequence, a ship's launching with fatal consequences. See more »

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Referenced in Barton Fink (1991) See more »

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Hades
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Alfred Newman
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Cracking stuff!
28 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

SLAVE SHIP

Aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Sound format: Mono

(Black and white)

Any film which opens with an unbilled Lon Chaney Jr. being crushed to death during the launching of a ship can't be all bad! And, indeed, Tay Garnett's SLAVE SHIP gets off to a cracking start with a hellish vision of the slave trade along the West African coast in 1860. Sadly, the long middle section is bogged down by muted dramatics and a number of soggy romantic interludes (Warner Baxter and Elizabeth Allan provide the offending drippery), but the rousing climax makes up for some of the longueurs. George Sanders turns up, horribly miscast, in one of his pre-stardom roles as a villainous sea-dog.


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