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Director:
Writers:
Steve Shagan (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
22 December 1976 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In The Shadow of Death... [UK] See more »
Plot:
The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Faye Dunaway ... Denise Kreisler

Oskar Werner ... Professor Egon Kreisler

Lee Grant ... Lili Rosen

Sam Wanamaker ... Carl Rosen

Lynne Frederick ... Anna Rosen
David de Keyser ... Joseph Joseph
Della McDermott ... Julia Strauss
Genevieve West ... Sarah Strauss

Luther Adler ... Professor Weiler

Wendy Hiller ... Rebecca Weiler

Julie Harris ... Alice Fienchild

Nehemiah Persoff ... Mr. Hauser

Maria Schell ... Mrs. Hauser

Paul Koslo ... Aaron Pozner

Jonathan Pryce ... Joseph Manasse
Brian Gilbert ... Laurenz Schulman
Georgina Hale ... Lotte Schulman
Adele Strong ... Mrs. Schulman
Milo Sperber ... Rabbi

Max von Sydow ... Captain Schroeder (as Max Von Sydow)

Malcolm McDowell ... Max Gunter
Helmut Griem ... Otto Schiendick
Keith Barron ... Purser Mueller

Anthony Higgins ... Seaman Heinz Berg

Ian Cullen ... Steinman, Radio Officer

Donald Houston ... Dr. Glauner
David Daker ... First Officer

Constantine Gregory ... Navigation Officer (as Constantin de Goguel)
Don Henderson ... Engineering Officer
Ina Skriver ... Singer

Orson Welles ... José Estedes

James Mason ... Dr. Juan Remos

Katharine Ross ... Mira Hauser

Victor Spinetti ... Dr. Erich Strauss

Michael Constantine ... Luis Clasing

José Ferrer ... Manuel Benitez

Ben Gazzara ... Morris Troper

Fernando Rey ... President Bru
Bernard Hepton ... Milton Goldsmith
Günter Meisner ... Robert Hoffman (as Guenter Meisner)
Marika Rivera ... Madame in Bordello

Janet Suzman ... Leni Strauss
Frederick Jaeger ... Werner Mannheim

Denholm Elliott ... Admiral Canaris

Leonard Rossiter ... Commander Von Bonin
Philip Stone ... Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Ciges ... President Bru's Secretary (uncredited)
Carl Duering ... German Ambassador (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Refugee on Ship (uncredited)
Laura Gemser ... Estedes' Friend (uncredited)
Robin Halstead ... S.S. Photographer (uncredited)
Bernard Kaye ... Harbour Pilot (uncredited)
Antonio Lara ... Journalist (uncredited)

Tom Laughlin ... Engineering Officer (uncredited)
Gary McDermott ... Koster - Helmsman (uncredited)
Vikki Richards ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Rosenberg 
 
Writing credits
Steve Shagan (screenplay) and
David Butler (screenplay)

Gordon Thomas  based on the book "Voyage of the Damned" &
Max Morgan Witts  book "Voyage of the Damned" (as Max Morgan-Witts)

Produced by
Robert Fryer .... producer
William Hill .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Billy Williams 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Priestley 
Desmond Saunders (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
 
Production Design by
Wilfred Shingleton 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Stephens 
 
Set Decoration by
Francisco Prósper (settings) (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Linda DeVetta .... makeup artist (as Linda Devetta)
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist: Ms. Dunaway
Betty Glasow .... hair stylist
Ramon Gow .... hair stylist
Lee Harman .... makeup artist: Ms. Dunaway (as Lee Harmon)
 
Production Management
Malcolm J. Christopher .... production manager (as Malcolm Christopher)
Luis Roberts .... production supervisor: Spain
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Tringham .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Terry Apsey .... construction manager
Ron Burkett .... supervising painter
Cliff Robinson .... set dresser
Terry Wells .... stand-by property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound recordist
Dino Di Campo .... sound editor
William Trent .... sound editor (as Bill Trent)
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Nigel Galt .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Conroy .... supervising electrician
David Harcourt .... camera operator
John Harris .... additional location photographer
David Wynn-Jones .... assistant camera
John Hardman .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe supervisor
John Hilling .... wardrobe supervisor
Jennie Tate .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Bob Mullen .... assistant editor
María Luisa Pino .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Milton Lustig .... music editor
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lalo Schifrin .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
John Dodds .... runner
Frank Ernst .... location manager: Spain
Ann Ford .... assistant to producer
Lew Grade .... presenter (as Sir Lew Grade)
Richard Green .... location manager: UK
Brian Harris .... production accountant
Franklin R. Levy .... executive production coordinator
Iris Rose .... production assistant
Roy H. Wagner .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
155 min | USA:182 min (video version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
Jack Warden filmed a major cameo that ended up being removed from all versions of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Outside the German Army HQ in late 1930s Hamburg, a 1970s red London bus drives past.See more »
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Soundtrack:
G'schichten aus dem WienerlandSee more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Shame on US, 28 May 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

Despite the fact that this film had three Oscar nominations, and several Golden Globe nominations with one win (Katharine Ross), and a boatload of stars, it is not worth watching so much for it's quality (marginal) but for the story of how we knew what was happening to the Jews before World War II and did little to stop it.

This is the story of 937 Jews that were put on a boat to Havana with useless documents, as the German government had no intention of letting them off the ship. They were denied entry into Cuba, and the US also denied them entry before they finally were saved by a social service agency and allowed to land in Belgium. Of course, that would prove ultimately fatal for two-thirds of them as the war started just two months later.

Why would Germany do this? Simple. By sending a ship of Jews to the America's and having them turned away, they negated any right the US would have to complain when they started exterminating Jews. Clever of them, and our government fell right into their trap. Our support for Israel is not so much that we love the Jews, but a massive guilt for our participation in their extermination.

There were some great performances in this otherwise mediocre film: Lee Grant and Katherine Ross; some good performances: Ben Gazzara, Faye Dunaway; and the film debut of Jonathan Pryce (POTC 1. 2. & 3, Tomorrow Never Dies).

Check it out.

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