1933. An ocean liner, belonging to a second rate German company, is making a twenty-six day voyage from Veracruz, Mexico to Bremerhaven, Germany. Along the way, they will stop in Cuba to pick up a large group of Spanish farm laborers who are being shipped home and who will be housed like cattle in steerage, and La Condesa, a Spanish countess, and stop in Tenerife where the farm workers will disembark and where La Condesa will be sent to a German run prison for her "traitorous" activities in Cuba. This voyage will be the last of three for the ship's doctor, Willi Schumann, who has a serious heart ailment and who thought he could find some meaning to his life through this job. Willi and La Condesa fall in love, with the ship's Captain Thiele, who is Willi's closest friend on board, believing drug addicted La Condesa is only using him to get her fixes. Willi and La Condesa have to figure out if there is a future for them after the twenty-six days, Willi's life which also includes a wife ... Written by
EXPLORER, MISTRESS, VAGRANT, LOAFER, ARTIST, TRAMP ... THEY ARE ALL AT THE CAPTAIN'S TABLE!
Did You Know?
would make a similar film 11 years later. Voyage of the Damned
(1976) also was about a boatload of refugees heading back to Germany before the outbreak of the Second World War. It would prove to be Werner's final film. See more
Tenny (Lee Marvin) states he's bought "a couple of Margaritas" for the flamenco dancer. That cocktail did not exist in 1933. See more
I like people; if you look for it, you can find something good in anybody.
Edited into Spisok korabley
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Music by Johann Strauß
(as Josef Strauss, Jr.) See more