The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
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as The Chairman
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as Mike Duncan
as Lloyd's Counsel
as MOA Lawyer
as Commander of Police
as Ambulance Attendant
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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
Big stars and good production values but very dull.
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.
Excellent cast with a seagoing mystery. Classic enough in the plot to hold interest for mystery lovers, regardless of era. Keeps you wondering just what went wrong. There are times when you wonder if Gary Cooper is guilty of "something," but you root for him anyway. Enjoyable!
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