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Director:
Writers:
Katherine Anne Porter (novel)
Abby Mann (screenplay)
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Release Date:
October 1965 (Austria) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
EXPLORER, MISTRESS, VAGRANT, LOAFER, ARTIST, TRAMP ... THEY ARE ALL AT THE CAPTAIN'S TABLE!
Plot:
1933: An ocean liner belonging to a second-rate German company is making a twenty-six day voyage from Veracruz... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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The Love Boat as told by Ambrose Bierce See more (59 total) »

Cast

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Vivien Leigh ... Mary Treadwell

Simone Signoret ... La Condesa

José Ferrer ... Siegfried Rieber (as Jose Ferrer)

Lee Marvin ... Bill Tenny

Oskar Werner ... Dr. Wilhelm Schumann

Elizabeth Ashley ... Jenny

George Segal ... David

José Greco ... Pepe (as Jose Greco)

Michael Dunn ... Karl Glocken
Charles Korvin ... Capt. Thiele

Heinz Rühmann ... Julius Lowenthal (as Heinz Ruehmann)

Lilia Skala ... Frau Hutten

BarBara Luna ... Amparo (as Barbara Luna)
Alf Kjellin ... Freytag

Christiane Schmidtmer ... Lizzi Spoekenkieker

Werner Klemperer ... Lt. Huebner

John Wengraf ... Graf
Olga Fabian ... Frau Schmitt

Gila Golan ... Elsa
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Herr Lutz (as Oscar Beregi)

Stanley Adams ... Professor Hutten
Kaaren Verne ... Frau Lutz (as Karen Verne)
Charles De Vries ... Johann (as Charles de Vries)
Henry Calvin ... Fat Man
Peter Mamakos ... Religious Man
Paul Daniel ... Carlos
David Renard ... Woodcarver
Lydia Torea ... Pastora
Rudy Carrela ... Ric (as Rudy Carrella)
Silvia Marino ... Rac
Anthony Brand ... Guitarist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alvar ... Student (uncredited)
Antonio ... Gypsy Dancer (uncredited)
Eddie Baker ... Prizak (uncredited)
Vicki Cos ... Flamenco dance troupe child (uncredited)
Walter Friedel ... Waiter (uncredited)
Steven Geray ... Steward aboard Vera (uncredited)
Charles H. Radilak ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Rosario ... Carmen - Gypsy Dancer (uncredited)

Bert Rumsey ... Second Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Kramer 
 
Writing credits
Katherine Anne Porter (novel)

Abby Mann (screenplay)

Produced by
Stanley Kramer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ernest Gold 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo 
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones 
 
Production Design by
Robert Clatworthy 
 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Ivan Volkman .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Veitch .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ernest Graber .... property master
Bud Pine .... construction coordinator
Harold Michelson .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Z. Flaster .... sound
Clem Portman .... sound re-recordist
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
James Richard .... sound effects
 
Special Effects by
John Burke .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunt double: Elizabeth Ashley (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Johnson .... camera operator (as Richard Johnson)
Martin Kashuk .... company grip (as Marty Kaschuk)
Seldon White .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joe King .... costume supervisor
Jean Louis .... designer: Ms. Leigh's clothes
 
Music Department
Ned Washington .... lyrics
Maury Winetrobe .... music editor
 
Other crew
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Boyd Cabeen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michelle Triola .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
149 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Spain:7 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 (2007) | UK:A (1965)

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Trivia:
This was Vivien Leigh's final film before his death on July 8, 1967 at the age of 53.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Although set in 1933, the hairstyles and costumes are decidedly mid-sixties.See more »
Quotes:
Rieber:Lowenthal, you know it is a historical fact that the Jews are the basis of our misfotunes.
Lowenthal:Of course.
Rieber:You agree?
Lowenthal:Of course. The Jews and the bicycle riders.
Rieber:The bicycle riders? Why the bicycle riders?
Lowenthal:Why the Jews?
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Soundtrack:
Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwannSee more »

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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
The Love Boat as told by Ambrose Bierce, 15 September 1999
Author: stills-6 from california

A modernist morality tale with several different dark, sardonic stories. It creates a strange mood with its post WWII sensibility superimposed on pre-Nazi German culture. It's like The Love Boat as told by Ambrose Bierce. The best story revolves around Oskar Werner as he takes care of Simone Signoret. He sits at her bedside and listens with his head at a ridiculous angle to show his complete understanding - their situations are parallel, but their compositions are worlds apart. His slow slide into oblivion is fascinating to watch.

But the best performance belongs to Vivien Leigh in her final film role. She is absolutely stunning as "the 46-year old coquette" (as Werner Klemperer puts it). It's a terrible tragedy that she was not able to make very many movies in her career.

However, I have never cared for George Segal or Elizabeth Ashley and they weaken the film - particularly Segal who seems overmatched by the other members of the cast. But I did enjoy the rest of the movie and it's well worth getting through their story to see it.

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