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Ship of Fools (1965)  link to Ship of Fools on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 3134

poster Ship of Fools

IMDb Rating:
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7.1/10 (5118 votes)

Country: USA, 149 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German, Spanish

Genre(s): Drama, War, Romance

Director(s): Stanley Kramer

Video Codec: Unknown

1933: An ocean liner belonging to a second-rate German company is making a twenty-six day voyage from Veracruz, Mexico to Bremerhaven, Germany. Along the way it will stop in Cuba to pick up a large group of Spanish farm laborers who are being shipped home and who will be housed like cattle in steerage. There it will also pick up La Condesa, a Spanish countess. It will stop in Tenerife, where the farm workers will disembark and where La Condesa will be sent to a German-run prison for her "traitorous" activities in Cuba. This voyage will be the last of three for the ship's doctor, Willi Schumann, who has a serious heart ailment and who thought he could find some meaning to his life through this job. Willi and La Condesa fall in love, with the ship's Captain Thiele, who is Willi's closest friend on board, believing the drug-addicted La Condesa is only using him to get her fixes. Willi and La Condesa have to figure out if there is a future for them after the voyage, as Willi's life also ...

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photo Vivien Leigh Vivien Leigh Mary Treadwell
photo Simone Signoret Simone Signoret La Condesa
photo José Ferrer José Ferrer Siegfried Rieber
photo Lee Marvin Lee Marvin Tenny
photo Oskar Werner Oskar Werner Dr. Schumann

Medium: Unknown,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1