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Dangerous Charter (1962)

Approved | | Adventure, Thriller | 19 September 1962 (USA)
The crew of a fishing boat discovers a deserted luxury yacht at sea with a dead body on board. They claim the yacht as salvage, not knowing that a drug smuggling ring has hidden $500,000 worth of heroin on the boat.

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Robert Gottschalk

Writers:

Paul Strait (screenplay), Robert Gottschalk (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chris Warfield Chris Warfield ... Marty
Sally Fraser Sally Fraser ... June
Dick Foote ... Dick (as Richard Foote)
Peter Forster Peter Forster ... Monet
Chick Chandler ... Kick
Wright King Wright King ... Joe
Carl Milletaire Carl Milletaire ... Goon
Steve Conte ... Goon
John Zaremba ... Police Detective
John Pickard ... Police Detective
Alex Montoya Alex Montoya ... Harbor Master
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A fishing boat discovers a deserted luxury yacht at sea with a dead body on board. They claim the yacht as salvage, not knowing that a drug smuggling ring has hidden $500,000 worth of heroin on the boat. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A nerve-shattering voyage with death lurking at every turn! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Panasound)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Filmed in 1958, but not released until 1962. See more »

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'Medusa' portrayed by the yacht 'Portola' See more »

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Lonely Guitar
Words and music by Mary Chaduet
Sung by Dick Foote (as Richard Foote)
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Very decent sea-based thriller
8 June 2015 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

Three fishermen discover an abandoned yacht in the middle of the ocean; they board it and discover a dead body. The authorities let them keep the boat guessing that the real owner to be a mysterious criminal who they suspect will try to charter it, which of course does happen and needless to say his intentions are no good.

Dangerous Charter was filmed in 1958 but not released until 1962. I am not too sure why this was but guess it found difficulty in getting a distribution deal. This seems a little unfair as this is a well-paced and pretty suspenseful little thriller. Unlike most sea-based movies it actually looks like it was shot on board the vessel. This authenticity does it some favours and the scenes at sea are very nice. The story itself is quite a routine affair but I did find myself involved with it and was actually bothered by what was happening on-screen. On the whole, this is a more than decent little genre piece.


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