The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
In this drama, a seemingly-abandoned ship, the Mary Deare, is discovered by salvager John Sands (Charlton Heston). However, he discovers the sole man on board the ship, Gideon Patch (Gary Cooper), is set on sinking the ship. When an investigation commences, John must help Gideon reveal an insurance scam that the ship's owners are trying to pull off.
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Critic Reviews for The Wreck of the Mary Deare
Offbeat, compelling adventure-mystery tale featuring Cooper and Heston.
Audience Reviews for The Wreck of the Mary Deare
This has all the makings of an Alfred Hitchcock Thriller, and I am told that he almost directed it. Charlton Heston and Gary Cooper combine there talents to make a truly unheard of 5 star film. My biggest surprise was that only 42 other people have review / seen this movie on Flixster. No matter what part of this Universe you are from this is a must see movie. Charlton Heston plays the part of a salvage captain. He finds the Mary Deare afloat on the open seas, right from the start when he boards her the action begins. On board he finds Gary Cooper the only man left on board the sinking vessel, which they save by beaching her on the shoals. Onboard is a mystery cargo, as Cooper believes he was left onboard to go down with the ship for insurance purposes. Though when have a somewhat young Heston, in one scene Cooper was a little old to be floundering around in the water. But this is one of the unheard of greats of old school films. Rent, Buy, Beg, But not steal a copy and sit down on a nice night, unhook the phone and enjoy. 5 stars.More
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