The Decks Ran Red (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Decks Ran Red (1958)





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In this suspenseful high-seas thriller, first-mate Rumill finally gets to command a ship, an aging scow of a freighter, following the suspicious death of the captain. The crew members are less than pleased when Rumill arrives and considerable tension abounds.


James Mason
as Capt. Edwin Rummill
Broderick Crawford
as Henry Scott
Stuart Whitman
as Leroy Martin
Katharine Bard
as Joan Rumill
Katherine Bard
as Joan Rumill
Jack Kruschen
as Alex Cole
John Gallaudet
as `Bull' Pringle
Barney Phillips
as Karl Pope
Hank Patterson
as Mr. Moody
Harry Bartell
as Tom Walsh
Guy Kingsford
as Jim Osborne
Jonathan Hole
as Mr. Adams
Joel Marston
as Russ Henderson
Ed Hinton
as Mansard
Art Lewis
as Seaman
Joe Devlin
as Seaman
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Critic Reviews for The Decks Ran Red

All Critics (2)

Lots of action and suspense here, but much of the acting and dialogue is ludicrously overwrought.

November 4, 2019 | Full Review…

An enjoyable well-made b/w B-film about a bloody mutiny at sea that's based on a real-life incident that took place in 1905 on the freighter S. S. Berwind.

September 4, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Decks Ran Red

Routine but one of the few chances to see Dorothy Dandridge in a somewhat substantial role.

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