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::1929 - Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen / Grischa the Cook / Le Navire des hommes perdus / The Ship of Lost Men



Germany 1929
Max-Glaß-Film-Produktion
black & white

Synopsis:
Vela, cynical captain of a slow, decrepit sailing ship, sells passage out of Germany to fugitives. His crew are no angels either. Cheyne, a young American doctor visiting the ship, is shanghaied on a 3-month voyage to Brazil when Vela abruptly embarks. In mid-ocean, Cheyne rescues the survivor of a watery plane crash, lovely American heiress Ethel Marley; he and the ship's cook keep her hidden from captain and crew. But a brutal incident leads to mutiny and murder, putting the two Americans in great danger...building to a cliffhanger climax.

Cast:
FRITZ KORTNER (Captain Fernando Vela)
MARLENE DIETRICH (Ethel Marley)
ROBIN IRVINE (T. W. Cheyne, a young, American Doctor)
VLADIMIR SOKOLOFF (Grischa, the Chef)
GASTON MODOT (Morain, fugitive convict)
BORIS DE FAS (Tatooed Man)
FEDOR SCHALJAPIN JR. (Nick)
MAX MAXIMILIAN (Tom Butley)
FRIEDRICH GNASS (Sailor)
FRITZ ALBERTI (Captain of the Luxusliner)
ROBERT GARRISON (Bartender)
HEINRICH GOTHO (Sailor)
also Harry Grunwald, Emil Heyse, Fred Immler, Alfred Loretto, Gerhard Ritterband, Arthur Wartan, Heinz Wemper

Crew:
MAURICE TOURNEUR (Director and Screenplay)
MAX GLAß (Producer)
NIKOLAUS FARKAS (Camera)
FRANZ SCHROEDTER (Art Direction)
JACQUES TOURNEUR (Assistant Director)
RUDOLF STROBL (Location Manager)
based on a book by FRANZOS KEREMEN

Length:
2593m

Production:
April to June 1929, Staaken-Ateliers, Berlin
Outdoor Filming: Rostock, Fluss Trave

Premiere:
27 September 1929, Ufa-Pavillon at Nollendorfsquare, Berlin