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The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Drama  |  6 November 1959 (USA)
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A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

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Complete credited cast:
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Gideon Patch
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John Sands
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Mr. Nyland
Emlyn Williams ...
Sir Wilfred Falcett
Cecil Parker ...
The Chairman
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Petrie
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Janet Taggart
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Higgins
Ben Wright ...
Mike
Peter Illing ...
Gunderson
Terence de Marney ...
Frank
Ashley Cowan ...
Burrows
Charles Davis ...
Yules, Quartermaster on Mary Deare
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Storyline

In the English Channel John Sands, captain of a small rescue ship, finds the freighter Mary Deare drifting. Although there's only a little fire, the whole crew seems to have left the ship. John's already looking forward to a large salvage fee, but then he finds first officer Gerald Patch still on board, who sends him away. Although he doesn't understand yet what happened on the Mary Deere, Sands allows Patch to persuade him not to talk about what he saw on board and to drag out the official investigation of the incident. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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From the great suspense Best Seller about the ghost ship Mary Deare! See more »


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6 November 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Misterio en el barco perdido  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Almost all the studio work for the film was done in Hollywood, with California-based Britishers playing supporting parts. However, the lengthy scene of the inquiry was filmed in Britain, following a small amount of British location work. London-based actors and a British crew were employed for these scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Patch and Sands jumped off the salvage ship dressed in SCUBA gear, they already had their goggles over their eyes and the mouthpieces in their mouths. Seconds later they were swimming on the surface with goggles on top of their heads and mouthpieces out of their mouths, and putting those back on as they went underwater. See more »

Quotes

Sir Wilfred Falcett: [During court testimony] After the loss of the Silver Isle, you found yourself, as the saying goes, "on the beach" for some considerable time, did you not?
Gideon Patch: Yes.
Sir Wilfred Falcett: You were glad to be taken on as a third officer?
Gideon Patch: Yes.
Sir Wilfred Falcett: That must have been a bitter experience for you, the sort of experience ends to put a chip on a man's shoulder. Wouldn't you agree?
Gideon Patch: That depends on the man!
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Wonderful drama with shipping theme
27 January 2003 | by (Visalia Ca) – See all my reviews

Really good, sound drama with Gary Cooper and Charleton Heston involving the world of shipping and salvage. From the raging sea to the eeryness of an empty ship, to the court room and back it maintains a very good pace.


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