Das Totenschiff (1959) AKA Ship of the Dead / The Naked and the Dead

After a line of mischief Philip Gale, an American sailor, is lured into hiring on the “Yorikke”, a tramp cargo, by Lawski, a stoker from Poland. Still, the two become friends within the motley crew of losers from all nations. Gale and his new companion soon are more than disillusioned: the “Yorikke” is far from seaworthy and more of a coffin than a ship, work is close to slavery, and treatment by the officers and their subalterns is harsh and cynical. One day they make an alarming discovery in a tin of plum butter they have procured from the ship’s cargo…

Director: Georg Tressler.
Stars: Horst Buchholz, Mario Adorf, Helmut Schmid, Alf Marholm, Werner Buttler, Dieter von Keil, Panos Papadopulos, Edgar O. Faiss, Günter Meisner, Alfred Balthoff, Albert Bessler, Karl Lieffen, Marielouise Nagel, Claudia Gerstäcker, Elke Sommer. AKA Ship of the Dead / The Naked and the Dead

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One Comment

  1. James558
    May 10, 2019
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    Gee whiz, some good stuff, Jon!

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