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?
Very shortly after its theatrical release in December of 1943, producer Val Lewton
was sued for plagiarism by Samuel R. Golding
and Norbert Faulkner
, who claimed that Lewton based his script on a play which they had written and submitted to Lewton's office at the time "The Ghost Ship" was being developed. Although Lewton had the opportunity to settle out of court, he chose to have the case tried. Despite Lewton's claims that their manuscript was returned unread, the court ruled against Lewton and RKO (a decision upheld at appeal), and The Ghost Ship
(1943) was withdrawn from circulation. It remained unavailable for viewing for the next 50 years. 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
You know, there are some captains who would hold this against you.