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Ghost Ship (1952)

Approved | | Horror | 8 July 1953 (USA)
A luxury ship is haunted by the ghosts of a crew that had disappeared off the ship years before.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Guy Thornton
... Margaret Thornton
... Dr. Fawcett
John Robinson ... Prof. Mansel Martineau
Hugh Latimer ... Peter
Joan Carol ... Mrs. Martineau
Joss Ambler ... Yard Manager
Mignon O'Doherty ... Mrs. Manley
Laidman Browne ... Coroner
Meadows White ... Mr. Leech, Surveyor
Pat McGrath ... Bert, 1st Fisherman
... Ron, 2nd Fisherman
John King-Kelly ... Sid, 3rd Fisherman (as John King Kelly)
Colin Douglas ... 1st Engineer
Jack Stewart ... 2nd Engineer
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A young couple buys a yacht and scoffs at the rumors that it is haunted. After a few incidents that ends their scoff they summon a professional ghost-tracker from the Institute for Investigation of Psychic Phenomena. He brings along a medium to assist him they learn, from her mumblings while in a trance, that the last owner of the ship---in its pre-haunted days---killed his unfaithful wife and her lover before they could do as much for him, and that their bodies are still concealed below the floor boards. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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On a voyage of terror ... a dead man speaks ...to solve the secret of the Ghost Ship. See more »

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The yacht used in the film belonged to director Vernon Sewell. See more »

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Version of The Medium (1934) See more »

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The Sailor's Hornpipe
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Performed at the party on the ship
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Could have been better
17 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

Minor British movie about a young couple who buy a boat called "Cyclops" despite being warned that it is haunted. There is very little haunting going on here, most of it is in the form of an unexplainable smell on board of cigar smoke. It is heavy on dialogue but very little action, bit of a bore. The only notable thing for me is that it stars Hazel Court, who went on to become a British 1960's scream queen. Missed opportunity here; they should have put a bit more spookiness into it, or perhaps gone down the comedy route.


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