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The Last Voyage (1960)

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Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone are Cliff and Laurie Henderson, a married couple on a vacation with their young daughter (Tammy Marihugh), taking their first sea voyage aboard the aging ocean liner Claridon. All is well for them, but not for the ship below decks, where a fire has broken out. The engine room crew, led by Chief Engineer Steven Pringle (Jack Kruschen) and 2nd Engineer Walsh (Edmond O'Brien) extinguish the blaze, but the ship's captain (George Sanders) refuses their request to shut down the boilers and check for further damage. Disaster follows as the boilers explode, taking Pringle with them and blasting a hole through to the upper decks and an opening to the sea that's not only too big to patch but allowing in too much water for the pumps to handle. Still, the Captain won't order the passengers to the lifeboats -- he hopes that the engine room crew under Walsh can hold the bulkhead and keep the ship afloat. Meanwhile, Cliff has to rescue his daughter from their wrecked stateroom, and must do what he can to help Laurie, who is trapped beneath a huge piece of steel bulkhead, while the ship slowly loses its battle with the sea.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Andrew L. Stone
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 24, 2006
Runtime:
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Cast

Robert Stack
as Cliff Henderson
Dorothy Malone
as Laurie Henderson
George Sanders
as Capt. Robert Adams
Edmond O'Brien
as 2nd Engineer Walsh
Woody Strode
as Hank Lawson
Jack Kruschen
as Chief Engineer Pring...
Joel Marston
as 3rd Officer England
Marshall Kent
as Quartermaster
Richard Norris
as 3rd Engineer Cole
Andrew Hughes
as Radio Operator
Robert Martin
as 2nd Mate Mace
Tammy Marihugh
as Jill Henderson
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Critic Reviews for The Last Voyage

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

It's great on raising the level of tension, and its special effects and unique filming style are also great.

Full Review… | September 29, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A nifty twist on a familiar theme

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
rec.arts.movies.reviews

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

August 1, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for The Last Voyage

½

There is tension in this 55 year old action adventure and it's better than a lot of the other disaster movies to come in later years.

bill s.
bill secor

I saw this movie when I was a little girl and recently decided to see if I could locate it on DVD. I did and it was just as good as when I originially saw it. Who needs Titanic when you can have real people on a real flooded ship and not on some gigantic backlot?! The premise...a sinking ocean liner, a trapped woman, a loyal husband and a heroic ship hand may be formulaic but it works here. The movie also makes a statement regarding race...the scene where Woody Strode offers to take the little girl and put her on a life boat...well everyone knows you can't trust black men with your white daughter! But this movie rises above that as Robert Stack (at first giving Woody a double take) entrusts his daughter to a stranger and a black man. The camera work is great...as they are leaving the flooding ocean liner (the real deal BTW...Ile de France or something like that...real luxury ocean liner) you can see the camera moving and being splashed with water. The little girl in the movie over-acts except for 2 scenes...the one where she is trapped on a ledge in front of a gaping hole in the ship which requires her to crawl across a plank to the safety of Robert Stack. The second is where Woody Strode is taking her back to the deck away from her mother. She fights him all the way, sobbing. She even holds onto the door. Both great scenes. I give this movie a '10' because it's a 'throw back' to when actors REALLY had to be physically fit to do movies, because of the realism of the danger and because I love old movies that are really good. We are 'special effects' to death today! It thrilled me at 10 and 40+years later, I still enjoyed it!

milore
M W

PRETTY GOOD DISASTER FLICK ABOUT A LUZURY OCEAN LINER SINKING. THE ACTING IS A BIT OVER THE TOP BUT THERE ARE SOME GOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS. IT WAS INTERESTING.

jazza923
James Higgins

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