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Ship of the Dead (1959)

Das Totenschiff (original title)
After a line of mischief Philip Gale, an American sailor, is lured into hiring on the "Yorikke", a tramp cargo, by Lawski, a stoker from Poland. Still, the two become friends within the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Philip Gale, Amerikanischer Seeman
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Lawski, Polnischer Kohlenschlepper
Helmut Schmid ...
Martin, Heizer auf der Yorikke
Alf Marholm ...
Kapitän der Yorikke
Werner Buttler ...
Dils, 1. Ingenieu
Dieter von Keil ...
Statter, 1. Offizier
Panos Papadopulos ...
Popoff, Bulgarischer Dockarbeiter
Edgar O. Faiss ...
Bootsmann auf der Yorikke
Günter Meisner ...
Paul, Trimmer auf der Yorikke
Alfred Balthoff ...
Ballard
Albert Bessler ...
US-Konsul
Karl Lieffen ...
Belgischer Kripobeamter
Marielouise Nagel
Claudia Gerstäcker ...
Shaba
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Mylene, ein Französisches Mädchen
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After a line of mischief Philip Gale, an American sailor, is lured into hiring on the "Yorikke", a tramp cargo, by Lawski, a stoker from Poland. Still, the two become friends within the motley crew of losers from all nations. Gale and his new companion soon are more than disillusioned: the "Yorikke" is far from seaworthy and more of a coffin than a ship, work is close to slavery, and treatment by the officers and their subalterns is harsh and cynical. One day they make an alarming discovery in a tin of plum butter they have procured from the ship's cargo... Written by Anonymous

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I've known many men but you're the first to make me feel like a woman!

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1 October 1959 (West Germany)  »

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The Naked and the Brave  »

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Meléne
Music & Lyrics by Roland Kovac
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Good Tough Adventure
21 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Based on a book by B. Traven, author of "The Treasure of Sierra Madre."

The film is well acted, vividly photographed and distinctly better than we have any right to expect.

It depicts a fugitive sailor's time on a tramp steamer, with lots of tough guys, much grubby detail, a catastrophe and an amazing final image that will stay with you long after you've forgotten the rest of the film. Very worthwhile.

When will German DVD makers get smart and put English and French subtitles on their discs? A little extra expense would give them a worldwide clientele instead of just selling to two countries.


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