Writers: Eric Ambler, Hammond Innes
Composer: George Duning
Starring: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams, Cecil Parker, Alexander Knox, Virginia McKenna, Richard Harris, John Le Mesurier
More info: IMDb
Tagline: From the great suspense Best Seller about the ghost ship Mary Deare!
Plot: A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.
My rating: 7/10
Will I watch it again? No.
At first I wasn't sure what kind of picture this was going to be. We spend a lot of time Patch (Cooper) and Sands (Heston) alone on the ship. Then things happen and it goes off somewhere else and it was a good somewhere else. There's a little bit of tension, a lot of mystery and a good deal of deception but it all works. The performances are good and it's got a good mix of action and drama. It's neat seeing Richard Harris in the first year of his making movies. He plays a swell creep, too. Then there's Gary Cooper at the end of his career before he died (he had one more picture after this). It was a good paring of Cooper & Heston. The trailer is good but, boy, does it give you more information than you need...probably too much.