Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good, Stone sees Merriam as a younger version of himself and Merriam sees Stone as the first adult to ever treat him as a friend. But after a couple strange deaths of crew members, Merriam begins to think Stone is a psychopathic madman obsessed with authority. He tries to tell others, but no one believes him, and it only makes Stone angry.. Written by
Ken Yousten <email@example.com>
MYSTERY TERROR! (original print ad - all caps)
Did You Know?
RKO had built an expensive ship set for their 1938 production Pacific Liner
(1939). Val Lewton
was given instructions to come up with a film that could use the still existing set. See more
One shot of the boat traveling toward camera shows the name of the boat on the bow is backwards. The backwards name reads Venture, indicating it's a shot reused from King Kong
that has been horizontally flipped. See more
Captain Will Stone
[the freighter 'Altair,' under his command, is now underway
It's good for a sailor to go to sea. It's even better for an officer... Ah, it's a good feeling. In San Pedro, I was just another captain. At sea, I am... *THE* captain.