Vessel of Wrath (The Beachcomber) (1938)

Vessel of Wrath (The Beachcomber)


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Based on a story by Somerset Maugham, The Beachcomber was originally released in Great Britain as Vessel of Wrath. This English version was much franker--and much more fun--than the abbreviated, watered-down US release prints. Even the American version, however, is successful in capturing the spirit of Maugham's tale of slovenly remittance man Charles Laughton drinking and wenching away his monthly allowance in the picturesque Dutch Islands. Elsa Lanchester (the real-life Mrs. Laughton) plays … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
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as Ginger Ted

as Martha Jones

as Controleur

as Dr. Jones

as Dutch Sea Captain

as Native Head Clerk

as Ah King
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The material would be later revisited in The African Queen, but hardly with the knowing gender nuttiness of Laughton and Lanchester

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