The Wreck of the Mary Deare Reviews

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Super Reviewer
July 23, 2012
Big stars and good production values but very dull.
Super Reviewer
June 21, 2009
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.
½ August 30, 2015
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!
August 14, 2014
A true classic that's worth adding to your collection.
July 18, 2006
February 14, 2010
Intense movie with two solid actors giving fine performances as Captain Patch (Cooper) and John Sands (Heston). Heston is more understated, appropriately so, than in some of his other films. No overacting here. Good story based on the 1952 novel about two seamen cracking a mystery in the stormy English Channel.
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