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
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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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 »

Quotes

Henry Scott: Rummill, you're no sailor. You're like the rest of those panty-waists on luxury liners: cocktail parties, watercress sandwiches and drinking tea. That's your racket!
Capt. Edwin Rummill: Looks like it's going to be your brawn against my brain, doesn't it?
Henry Scott: Yeah, it does!
[He lunges at the captain, and a struggle ensues]
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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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Referenced in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) See more »

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Murderous mutiny for monetary gain
9 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Decks Ran Red" (1958) is available in widescreen on DVD, and it looks quite a lot better than the full screen version that TCM has screened from time to time. I've seen this movie several times. The story could have gotten along without narration, but it doesn't make that much difference. This movie depicts a very brutal and cold-blooded series of murders and actions aboard a cargo ship, the motive being to kill the entire crew and officers and then claim the ship as salvage worth a lot of money. The instigators are the Broderick Crawford and Stuart Whitman characters. Nothing is placed in the story to soften how mercilessly monetary their motives are. Crawford thinks no more about it than squashing an insect. This may make the story a bit hard to take, but not if one places it in perspective of the typical wars of mankind that involve mass killings, frequently for reasons that are either impenetrable or not that different from Crawford's.

James Mason is up to his usual standard, but the dialog is not as good as this story deserved. The filming of the ship and on the ship is excellent. Dorothy Dandridge has a strong supporting role as the wife of cook, Joel Fluellen. She makes the film worth seeing. She has terrific screen presence and sex appeal, and she can act.

This movie is an offbeat noir.


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