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The Last Voyage (1960)

 -  Drama  -  19 February 1960 (USA)
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After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink.

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Cliff Henderson and his family are traveling aboard the SS Claridon en route to Japan. The Claridon is an old ship, on its last voyage before heading to the scrap heap. An explosion in the engine room weakens the hull and the ship is now taking on more water that the bilge pumps can deal with. The Captain seems to have difficulty accepting that his ship will sink. Henderson's wife Laurie is severely injured and trapped under a fallen beam. While the men in the engine room work frantically to shore up the hull, Henderson tries to free his wife from the wreckage with the help of one of the crew, Hank Lawson. Written by garykmcd

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AT 12:05...a woman trapped in her cabin! AT 12:22...the passengers on the decks begin to panic! AT 12:41...the desperate rescue attempt with the acetylene torch! AT 1:01...the dramatic life-and-death decision on the bridge! See more »

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The film features three actors who won Academy Awards for supporting roles: George Sanders for All About Eve (1950), Edmond O'Brien for The Barefoot Contessa (1954), and Dorothy Malone for Written on the Wind (1956). See more »

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Although the ship is supposed to be either British or American, most of the playing cards in the engine room are in French, plus in several scenes pressure gauges may be observed. It appears that most are reading zero, indicating that only two boilers were lit, and at reduced pressure - probably to supply service steam to alternators for the ship's power. See more »

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Second Engineer Walsh: You know how they pick the captains for these luxury jobs. They have to pass a lot of tests. Sure, he's got to pass the dancing test, the personality test, know how to calm the passengers, make with the jokes. That's what counts.
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Second Engineer Walsh: Oh, no. My dad once shipped out with a skipper like this. A joker who only thought of breaking records and never inconveniencing the passengers... until it was too late.
Chief Engineer Pringle: What ship was that?
Second Engineer Walsh: The Titanic.
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A fantastic voyage
7 May 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

We have to say this was a real surprise when it was presented by TCM the other night. Andrew Stone's "The Last Voyage" makes an impressive film that got our attention from the start. Mr. Stone, working with his own screen play, makes a great disaster film about a luxury ocean liner that encounters problems in the middle of the Pacific.

This film looks so real, it's hard to believe it's a filmed account of a real disaster. The old Ile de France was used for the exterior shots and sunk for realism sake. The story is compelling, as well as terrifying. Imagine to find yourself in the middle of an ocean facing death aboard luxurious surroundings!

That is the fate the Hendersons encounter on their way to Japan. Cliff and Laurie are happily married with a small daughter. Everything looks good, but a funereal note is delivered to the captain in the middle of a meal. "Fire in the engine room"! This is only be beginning of the end. We realize this is going to be a horrible experience.

The film feels real. When an explosion occurs, Cliff returns to his cabin only to find Laurie trapped by some steel panels and he can't move her. To make matters worse, he finds his young daughter in a panic holding dearly to her life on a ledge of what used to be her room. The rescue effort of the girl, in a terrifying scene, is one of the most heart wrenching things in the movie. We watch, in horror, at the end, as Laurie is kept alive from drowning,

Excellent acting from all the principals. Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien, Jack Krushen, Woody Strode and the rest of the cast, makes this a film that delivers a lot of action and keeps us glued to what's happening.

A film to recommend those with a strong heart. A great achievement for the director Andrew Stone.


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