The Ghost Ship (1943) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by Mark Robson and produced by Val Lewton.
The Ghost Ship (1943): Creaky Yet AtmosphericBy 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 28, 2019 From 4 Star Films
“What a hobby to pick: authority.”? The Ghost Ship is yet?another serving of shadows and sound courtesy of legendary cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca and former editor-turned-director Mark Robson. However, the film is punctuated by few dramatic notes and instead settles in to develop a ... Read full article
The Ghost Ship (1943)By Beatrice on Oct 4, 2014 From Flickers in Time
The Ghost Ship Directed by Mark Robson Written by Donald Henderson Clark from a story by Leo Mittler 1943/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental In this Val Lewton production, instead of ghosts, we get the Boss from Hell. ?Being trapped with him turns out to be scarier than any gho... Read full article
The Ghost Ship (1943, Mark Robson)on Nov 9, 2012 From The Stop Button
Although the title suggests otherwise, The Ghost Ship is not a supernatural thriller. It is, however, a very effective suspense picture. Russell Wade (in a sturdy lead performance) is a new officer. On his first ship out, he begins to suspect the captain–Richard Dix, who steadily gets creepier... Read full article
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Very shortly after its theatrical release in December of 1943, producer Val Lewton was sued for plagiarism by Samuel R. Golding and Norbert Faulkner, who claimed that Lewton based his script on a play which they had written and submitted to Lewton's office at the time "The Ghost Ship" was being developed. Although Lewton had the opportunity to settle out of court, he chose to have the case tried. Despite Lewton's claims that their manuscript was returned unread, the court ruled against Lewton and RKO (a decision upheld at appeal), and The Ghost Ship was withdrawn from circulation. It remained unavailable for viewing for the next 50 years.
RKO had built an expensive ship set for their 1938 production Pacific Liner. Val Lewton was given instructions to come up with a film that could use the still existing set.
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