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Phantom Ship (1936)





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This chiller speculates upon a haunting real-life mystery that occurred off the English coast on December 5, 1872, where the American ship Marie Celeste was found drifting with absolutely no one on board. According to the film, the crewmen were murdered by captain Anton Lorenzen.

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Bela Lugosi
as Anton Lorenzen / A. Gottlieb
Shirley Grey
as Sarah Briggs
Clifford McLaglen
as Capt. Jim Morehead
Arthur Margetson
as Capt. Benjamin Briggs
Edmund Willard
as Toby Bilson
George Mozart
as Tommy Duggan
Ben Welden
as Boas Hoffman
Dennis Hoey
as Tom Goodschard
Gibson Gowland
as Andy Gillings
Clifford McLaglen
as Capt. Morehead
Herbert Cameron
as Volkerk Grot
James Carew
as James Winchester
Terence de Marney
as Charlie Kaye
Bruce Gordon
as Olly Deveau
Johnnie Schofield
as Peter Tooley
Edgar Pierce
as Arlan Harbens
Charles Mortimer
as Attorney General
Wilfred Essex
as U.S. Consul
Alec Fraser
as Cmdr. Mohon
Gunner Moir
as Ponta Katz
Monti de Lyle
as Portunato
Monte de Lyle
as Portunato
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"Phantom Ship" aka "The Mystery of the Mary Celeste" is a mystery/suspense drama that is a lesser "Mutiny on the Bounty". While it doesn't live up to the standards of "Mutiny on the Bounty", it still makes for a good mystery film. Some of the scenes are a little jumbled, especially near the end, but we always have a clue of what's going on from the opening. Another good performance, and out of the horror genre, for Bela Lugosi. If you're a fan of Lugosi or Classics, check it out.

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

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