A band of dishonest seamen plan a murderous mutiny aboard the S.S. Berwind.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Edwin Rummill
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Mahia
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Henry Scott
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Leroy Martin
Katharine Bard ...
Joan Rummill
Hanna Hertelendy ...
Doris Belger (as Hanna Landy)
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Alex Cole
John Gallaudet ...
'Bull' Pringle
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Karl Pope
David Cross ...
Mace (as David R. Cross)
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Mr. Moody
Harry Bartell ...
Tom Walsh
Joel Fluellen ...
Pete
Guy Kingsford ...
Jim Osborne
Jonathan Hole ...
Mr. Adams
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A band of dishonest seamen plan a murderous mutiny aboard the S.S. Berwind.

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They murdered her man... and now she was at the mercy of the love-starved crew of the Berwind!

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14 December 1958 (UK)  »

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Infamy at Sea  »

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There is no music or any score in the movie until the very end. Until then, all the ambience is ship noises. See more »

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There are several shots showing the ship propeller operating only partially submerged. This would be an extremely inefficient method of propulsion. See more »

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Capt. Edwin Rummill: [Narrating - commenting on the provocatively beautiful wife of the Maori cook who was hired at the last minute, and who had insisted on bringing his wife along, against Captain Rummill's wishes] It had never entered my mind that the woman would be so sensuous, so exotically beautiful. I knew then that I had started my command with a dangerous error of judgment.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits of this black-and-white film, the last word of the title is colored blood red. See more »

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Striking Violence and Visuals at Sea
8 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This B-Movie has a Few Things Going. First it is Off Beat and Surprisingly the Violence is Up Close and Disturbing for a Fifties Film. The On Location and On Board Filming is Authentic and Adds to the Realism. Director Stone seems to be Warming Up for His Masterpiece, The Last Voyage (1960) as it has the Same Setting and Crisp Camera Work and Hypertension.

The A-Listers James Mason and Broderick Crawford, along with Sexpot Dorothy Dandridge (revealing Her charms more than typical for the Era), are OK, but the Rest of the Cast from Stuart Whitman on Down do some Pretty Bad Acting.

This is a Film that is Stark and Quite Different in Tone than Most of the Films from the 1950's and has an Atmosphere of Dread that Works and there are some Scenes at Sea that are Extremely Well Done. Worth a Watch as a Tense Low-Budgeter and to See James Mason doing some Slumming and Swimming. Great Title.


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