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Torture Ship (1939)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 28 October 1939 (USA)
A mad scientist performs experiments on "the criminal mind" on captured criminals on board his private ship.

Director:

Victor Halperin

Writer:

Jack London (story "A Thousand Deaths")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lyle Talbot ... Lt. Bob Bennett
Irving Pichel ... Dr. Herbert Stander
Julie Bishop ... Joan Martel (as Jacqueline Wells)
Sheila Bromley ... Poison Mary Slavish
Anthony Averill ... Dirk - Stander's Aide
Russell Hopton ... Harry 'The Carver' Bogard
Julian Madison Julian Madison ... Paul - Stander's Aide
Eddie Holden Eddie Holden ... Ole Olson
Wheeler Oakman ... John Ritter
Stanley Blystone ... Capt. Mike Briggs
Leander De Cordova Leander De Cordova ... Ezra Matthews (as Leander de Cordova)
Demetrius Alexis Demetrius Alexis ... Steve Murano (as Dmitri Alexis)
Skelton Knaggs ... Jesse Bixel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carleton Young ... Reporter (unconfirmed)
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A mad scientist performs experiments on "the criminal mind" on captured criminals on board his private ship.

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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mil muertos en el mar See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Wednesday 20 December 1950 on WABD (Channel 5). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
First reporter: Doctor, is it true that through your experiments in endocrine glands you can cure crime?
Second reporter: What about this crime cure?
Dr. Herbert Stander: Boys, after the grand jury's decision, I'll have a statement to make. If making a criminal mind is normal... than I'll be indicted.
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Caveat Emptor! A great cast and a great mistake
14 July 2006 | by dfswatterSee all my reviews

Recently got one of those Mill Creek 50 pack of horror and mystery PD movies (Tales Of Terror) because there were about 25 of these programmers I had not yet seen.I was already aware from experience that the quality on most of these is less than desirable but some can't be had anywhere else or were not worth paying ten bucks for alone.In this case I was taken royally as this print is missing the first 8 minutes or so leaving one to guess the rest. Fortunately the plot is simple and you can pick it up easily but you'll still be burning at the Faux Pas. Don't know if Alpha's print of this is the same way but in any case this is one to avoid.


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