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Phantom Ship (1935)

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 15 October 1936 (USA)
During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Director:

Denison Clift

Writers:

Denison Clift (story), Charles Larkworthy (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bela Lugosi ... Anton Lorenzen / A. Gottlieb
Shirley Grey ... Sarah Briggs
Arthur Margetson ... Capt. Benjamin Briggs
Edmund Willard Edmund Willard ... Toby Bilson
Dennis Hoey ... Tom Goodschild
George Mozart George Mozart ... Tommy Duggan
Johnnie Schofield Johnnie Schofield ... Peter Tooley
Gunner Moir Gunner Moir ... Ponta Katz
Ben Welden ... Boas 'Sailor' Hoffman
Clifford McLaglen Clifford McLaglen ... Capt. Jim Morehead
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon ... Olly Deveau
Gibson Gowland ... Andy Gilling
Terence de Marney ... Charlie Kaye (as Terrence de Marney)
Edgar Pierce Edgar Pierce ... Arian Harbens (as J. Edward Pierce)
Herbert Cameron Herbert Cameron ... Volkerk Grot
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Storyline

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

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Taglines:

A Mystery of the Sea That Has Baffled Three Generations See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place from November to December 1872. See more »

Goofs

The story is set in 1872, but Shirley Grey's hair style is a typical 1935 blonde bob. See more »

Quotes

Anton Lorenzen: I killed a man!
Toby Bilson: You killed a wretch!
Anton Lorenzen: [distraught] Oh, God!
[falls to his knees, crying]
Anton Lorenzen: I killed my fellow man!
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Crazy Credits

Opening cast list: "The famous 'Q' Ship "Mary B. Mitchell" as Mary Celeste." See more »

Alternate Versions

The U.S. distributor, Guaranteed Pictures Corporation, cut the movie down to 62 minutes and changed the title to "Phantom Ship". See more »

Connections

Featured in Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (1997) See more »

User Reviews

 
Rare Lugosi!
23 June 1999 | by Norm-30See all my reviews

This fictional story is based on true event -- the finding of a ship with no one on it.....and gives a plausible "explanation" of what MIGHT have happened.

This film is notable for Lugosi's dramatic performance; it's one of the (very) few films that he was able to show his dramatic (as opposed to horror) side.

This is a VERY difficult film to find.....but worth watching for Lugosi's performance alone!


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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantom Ship See more »

Filming Locations:

Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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