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The Ship of Lost Men (1929)

121 min | Drama, Thriller

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 ...See moreVela, 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. Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Nicolas Farkas (as Nikolas Farkas)
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Updated Sep 17, 1929

Release date
Dec 9, 1929 (Finland)

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19 cast members
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Fritz Kortner
Kapitän Vela - Captain Fernando Vela Kapitän Vela - Captain Fernando Vela   See fewer
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Marlene Dietrich
Ethel Marley Ethel Marley   See fewer
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Robin Irvine
William 'T.W.' Cheyne - a Young American Doctor William 'T.W.' Cheyne - a Young American Doctor   See fewer
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Vladimir Sokoloff
Grischa - der Koch - the Cook (as Wladimir Sokoloff) Grischa - der Koch - the Cook (as Wladimir Sokoloff)   See fewer
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Gaston Modot
Der Sträfling Morains - Morain - the Escaped Convict Der Sträfling Morains - Morain - the Escaped Convict   See fewer
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Boris de Fast
Der tätowierte - The Tattooed Sailor Der tätowierte - The Tattooed Sailor   See fewer
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Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Nick (as F. Schaljapin) Nick (as F. Schaljapin)   See fewer
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Max Maximilian
Tom Butley Tom Butley   See fewer
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Fritz Alberti
Der Kapitän - The Captain of the Luxury Liner L'Amorique Der Kapitän - The Captain of the Luxury Liner L'Amorique   See fewer
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Robert Garrison
Der Vermieter - The Landlord Der Vermieter - The Landlord   See fewer
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Heinrich Gotho
Ein Matrose - A Sailor Ein Matrose - A Sailor   See fewer
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Harry Grunwald
Ein Matrose - A Sailor Ein Matrose - A Sailor   See fewer
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Emil Heyse
Actor Actor   See fewer
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Alfred Loretto
Ein Matrose - A Sailor Ein Matrose - A Sailor   See fewer
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Christiane Tourneur
Actress (as Christiane Virideau) Actress (as Christiane Virideau)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 80 votes