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
The clock in the wheelhouse reads 11:50 and the crewman strikes four bells. The correct strike would be eight bells and, in any case, would never be sounded ten minutes before the actual hour - 12:00 in this case. 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.