Options
Select any combination of the listed link choices, e.g. via Ctrl+Click (Windows) or Command+Click (Mac). The Break Lines checkbox toggles display of line breaks between the labeled fields of basic movie information. The Save button saves all of your option settings (for the current device and browser), or use Reset to restore all options to their original defaults. Your default options will be applied to all movie info pages.


Please login to rank this movie on your personal watch list. A higher rank indicates stronger interest. Use the Reports menu to conveniently review your watch list of top viewing candidates, sorted by descending rank.


After logging in, check Seen to indicate that you've already seen this movie. Optionally, you can also specify the date when you last saw it, and assign your personal rating to score how much you liked it (like Rusty's ratings). This information allows you to produce a variety of reports, e.g. your chronological viewing history or a list of your top-rated movies.

Thumbnail for The Ghost Ship (1943) The Ghost Ship (1943)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Category: Action/Adventure, DramaNotable as: HorrorSub-Category: Black-and-white, Adventure Film, HorrorNarrative location: CaribbeanRuntime: 69 minutesColor: black-and-whiteLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Mark RobsonScreenwriter: Donald Henderson ClarkeMusic: Roy WebbCinematography: Nicholas MusuracaStars: Richard Dix, Steve Forrest, Steve Forrest, Alec Craig, Dewey Robinson, Edith Barrett, Lawrence Tierney, Robert Bice, Skelton KnaggsProducer: Val LewtonStudio: RKO PicturesAward details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The Ghost Ship is an American black-and-white psychological thriller film, with elements of mystery and horror, directed by Mark Robson, starring Richard Dix and featuring Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, Ben Bard and Edmund Glover, along with Skelton Knaggs. It was produced by Val Lewton for RKO Radio Pictures as part of a series of low-budget horror films. The film can be seen as a "low-key psychological thriller", a "suspense drama", and a "waterlogged melodrama". The film is about a young merchant marine officer who begins to suspect that his ship's captain is mentally unbalanced and endangering the lives of the ship's crew. The ship's crew, however, believes the vessel to be haunted and cursed and several mysterious deaths occur. Upon its theatrical release on Christmas Eve, 1943, the film was a box office success but received a mixed critical reception. However, in February 1944, Lewton was sued for plagiarism by playwrights Samuel R. Golding and Norbert Faulkner, who claimed that the script was based on a play that was submitted to Lewton for a possible film. Because of the suit, The Ghost Ship was withdrawn from theatrical release and not shown for nearly 50 years.


Home About Recommended Login Top