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The Decks Ran Red (1958)

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

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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
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'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
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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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Trivia

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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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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Forget the advertising tagline!
21 May 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Forget the advertising tagline (although Dorothy Dandridge is beautiful to look at)! This is a crisp little thriller, apparently fact-based, about a couple of malcontent seamen (Crawford and Whitman) who try to foment a mutiny against new captain Mason as a cover for a scheme to kill the entire crew and bring in the ship as salvage. Except for a rather abrupt ending, nicely done by the Stones.


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