Das Totenschiff – The Death Ship (1959 – Georg Tressler – in German)

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Title: Das Totenschiff - Ship of the Dead
Year: 1959
Runtime: 1 37mins
Director: Georg Tressler
Writer: B. Traven, Hans Jacoby, Werner Jörg Lüddecke
Actors: Horst Buchholz, Mario Adorf, Helmut Schmid |
Plot: 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...

IMDB Rating: 6.7
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053369/