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Ghost of the China Sea (1958)

A ragtag band of civilians and military personnel evade the Japanese in the Philippines, utilising the so-called USS Frankenstein.


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Complete credited cast:
Martin French
Lynette Bernay ...
Justine Woolf
Norman Wright ...
Rev. Darby Edwards
Harry Chang ...
Himo 'Kato' Matsumo
Jonathan Haze ...
Sabatio Trinidad
Mel Prestidge ...
Gaetano Gato
Jaime Del Rosario ...
Jaime Del Rosario
Pvt. Hakashima (as Kam Fong Chan)
Dan Taba ...
Japanese Patrol Commander
Bud Pente ...
Colonel McCutcheon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Kupele ...


A ragtag band of civilians and military personnel evade the Japanese in the Philippines, utilising the so-called USS Frankenstein.

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War | Drama





Release Date:

September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il fantasma dei mari della Cina  »

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Released after director Fred Sears' death. See more »


Justine Woolf: Well, you look 1000% better today.
Martin French: I feel better.
Justine Woolf: That's wonderful! For as long as I've known you, you've never even felt good. Why the big improvement?
Martin French: Aw, I suppose it's 'cause we're past the problem of Larry.
Justine Woolf: Problem? That's a funny way to put it.
Martin French: Well, it *was* a problem. Larry's become important to me. It's a strange thing; no one's ever been important to me before. Now Larry is and, in a way, so is everyone on the boat.
Justine Woolf: I figured you would warm up one day.
Martin French: No, you don't understand. I ...
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Don't bother the ghost.

There is no more ghost here than there was a Jew in Hitler's office !!

It's not a horror flick we're talking about, but a good old war adventure that takes place during WW 2 in the Philippines. A group of Americans are surprised during the war and try to escape from the Japanese army. It's not a masterpiece, as you can guess. But it's rather entertaining, well paced and the characters are not so bad described. But there is no amazing sequences, just a little stock shots during battle moments. David Brian has the lead and this was Fred F Sears final picture.

That's all folks.

I think this film came from a 16 mm print. Not from a TV taping off.

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