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Death Cruise (1974)

Several couples are notified that they have won an ocean cruise, but they actually have been lured onto a ship so that they can be murdered.

Director:

Ralph Senensky

Writer:

Jack B. Sowards
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Long ... Jerry Carter
Polly Bergen ... Sylvia Carter
Edward Albert ... James Radney
Kate Jackson ... Mary Frances Radney
Celeste Holm ... Elizabeth Mason
Tom Bosley ... David Mason
Michael Constantine ... Dr. Burke
Cesare Danova ... Captain Vettori
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Lynn
Alain Patrick Alain Patrick ... Barrere
Maurice Sherbanee Maurice Sherbanee ... Room Steward
Wesley Gale Wesley Gale ... Hotel Clerk (as West Gale)
Marc De Vries Marc De Vries ... Deck Steward
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Storyline

An ocean cruise is set for murder involving several couples, who believe they've won a trip. Unbeknownst to them they've all been lured on the cruise to be murdered by an unknown person.... It is up to Dr Burke to piece together the clues that connect all these couples together and before more murders occur. Written by 90805 smith

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They've won a free vacation... and they're going to pay for it with their lives... one by one.

Genres:

Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime a Bordo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Richard Long's final film appearance. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Burke: Mrs. Radney, you feel like talking?
Mary Frances Radney: That depends what you want to talk about.
Dr. Burke: The people at table 24.
Mary Frances Radney: What about them?
Dr. Burke: That's what I hoped you'd tell me.
Mary Frances Radney: Basically they were selfish, and that they were totally insensitive.
Dr. Burke: Including your husband?
Mary Frances Radney: My husband's dead. You leave him alone.
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A Little Mystery That Could
24 November 2012 | by bayardhilerSee all my reviews

"Death Cruise" (1974) is one of those nice little mysteries that follows the tradition of "Ten Little Indians" and Agatha Christie. The story follows three couples (one old, one middle age, and one young) who have seemly won a free cruise from the same contest that none of them can remember entering (never an encouraging sign in this type of movie). And sure enough, faster than you can say Sherlock Holmes, they quickly discover that it was all a ruse to get them on board as one by one, they all begin to meet their ends at the hands of a murderer. The one hope that might save them comes in the form of the ship's good doctor, Dr. Burke (Michael Constantine) who takes on the role of the amateur detective very competently. All of the actors play their parts very well, with Tom Bosley and Cheleste Holm as the older couple who are struggling to find their way now that their children are all grown up, Richard Long as a philandering husband and Polly Bergen as his poor wife, along with Edward Albert and Kate Jackson as a young couple just starting out, and Cesare Danova as the ship's captain. All of this, plus an enormous twist ending that Alfred Hitchcock himself might have appreciated, make this a nice pleasant movie to watch, especially if you like to dream of a simpler time, like the 70s. Catch it on you tube sometime. 8 out of 10.


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