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Ghost Ship (1952 film)

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Director  Vernon Sewell
Music director  Eric Spear
Language  English
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Horror
Cinematography  Stanley Grant
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  1952
Based on  play LAngoisse by Celia de Vilyars and Pierre Mills
Writer  Vernon Sewell, Philip Thornton (additional dialogue)
Cast  Dermot Walsh (Guy Thornton), Hazel Court (Margaret Thornton), Hugh Burden (Dr. Fawcett), John Robinson (Prof. Mansel Martineau), Joss Ambler (Yacht Port Manager), Hugh Latimer (Peter)
Similar movies  Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Blackhat, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Tagline  On a voyage of terror ... a dead man speaks solve the secret of the Ghost Ship.

Ghost Ship is a 1952 British thriller film directed by Vernon Sewell and written by Vernon Sewell and Philip Thornton. Despite the same titles, the 2002 film of the same title is not considered a remake of this film. This was one of four attempts by Vernon Sewell to adapt and film an obscure Pierre Mills and Celia de Vilyars Grand Guignol stage play 'L'Angoisse'.


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A newlywed couple decide to buy an old yacht "The Cyclops", and fix it up as their home. Soon after the purchase they begin to hear rumours about the ship's dark past. At first they do not believe the rumours; that is, until they start to experience some unexplained ghostly events for themselves. They then hire paranormal investigator, Dr. Fawcett (Hugh Burden) and his medium, Mrs. Manley (Mignon O'Doherty) to determine whether there are ghosts on the ship. The paranormal investigator uncovers the murders of the former yacht owner's wife and her lover. He also discovers that the bodies were hidden somewhere on board the yacht. The medium spiritually intervenes and rids the yacht of the haunting spirit.


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  • Dermot Walsh – Guy
  • Hazel Court – Margaret
  • Hugh Burden – Dr. Fawcett
  • John Robinson – Mansel
  • Joss Ambler – Yard Manager
  • Hugh Latimer – Peter
  • Mignon O'Doherty – Mrs. Manley
  • Laidman Browne – Coroner
  • Meadows White – Yard Surveyor
  • Pat McGrath – Bert
  • Gordon Bell – Guest
  • Ian Carmichael – Bernard
  • Production

    The film received partial funding from Anglo-Amalgamated. It starred real life husband and wife team of Dermot Walsh and Hazel Court. Most filming took place in Merton Park Studios with exteriors shot on the director's own yacht, Gelert in the English Channel. The film features Ian Carmichael, briefly, as a drunken guest, in an early film role.

    Critical reception

    TV Guide called the film a "talky but fairly atmospheric effort...hampered by its low budget."

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