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The Decks Ran Red (1958)

A band of dishonest seamen plan a murderous mutiny aboard the S.S. Berwind.

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Andrew L. Stone

Writer:

Andrew L. Stone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mason ... Capt. Edwin Rummill
Dorothy Dandridge ... Mahia
Broderick Crawford ... Henry Scott
Stuart Whitman ... Leroy Martin
Katharine Bard Katharine Bard ... Joan Rummill
Hanna Hertelendy Hanna Hertelendy ... Doris Belger (as Hanna Landy)
Jack Kruschen ... Alex Cole
John Gallaudet ... 'Bull' Pringle
Barney Phillips ... Karl Pope
David Cross David Cross ... Mace (as David R. Cross)
Hank Patterson ... Mr. Moody
Harry Bartell ... Tom Walsh
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Pete
Guy Kingsford Guy Kingsford ... Jim Osborne
Jonathan Hole ... Mr. Adams
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A band of dishonest seamen plan a murderous mutiny aboard the S.S. Berwind.

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They murdered her man... and now she was at the mercy of the love-starved crew of the Berwind!

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Det blodige dæk See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is no music or any score in the movie until the very end. Until then, all the ambience is ship noises. See more »

Goofs

There are several shots showing the ship propeller operating only partially submerged. This would be an extremely inefficient method of propulsion. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Edwin Rummill: [Narrating, as he is being ferried out to meet his new command, the S.S. Berwind - an old freighter that is quite a change from the luxury liners which comprise Capt. Rummill's entire maritime career] The S.S. Berwind: as dirty, as miserable, as rusted-up an old tub as I'd ever seen. The nearer I approached her, the more profoundly depressed I became. There was an unhealthy atmosphere of tension. I was conscious of it even before I reached the deck. There'd been a breakdown in discipline. I'd ...
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits of this black-and-white film, the last word of the title is colored blood red. See more »

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Lame, predictable, except for Dorothy Dandridge
7 July 2004 | by pakhuntzSee all my reviews

Lame and predictable film with James Mason incredibly miscast as captain of the ship. you know immediately that Broderick Crawford will be the instigator of trouble as he always was and the outcome shows no surprises.

The best part of the film is the voluptuous Dorothy Dandridge who displays her charms that would make any crew mutiny for her. As as the custom in the 50's, she is married to a man who is twice her age which also makes the film sadly lacking.

Better to see James Mason in his other films in which he portrays a much more realistic person.


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