Torture Ship (1939)

Torture Ship (1939)





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An obsessed researcher takes a boat of convicts into the ocean in order to perform horrific experiments. Not too surprisingly, the prisoners soon rebel against this fate and lead a mutiny in order to take over the ship in this dark thriller.
Classics , Horror
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Irving Pichel
as Dr. Herbert Stander
Lyle Talbot
as Lt. Bob Bennett
Jacqueline Wells
as Joan Martel
Sheila Bromley
as Mary Slavish
Eddie Holden
as Ole Olson
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Torture Ship is torture to watch... yes I just said that. Yes, I am THAT guy. I barely got through this movie and it is hard to interpret and even harder to enjoy. The movie starts off with little explanation and leaves you with tons of questions and yawns. The acting is laughable and the storyline is ludicrous. I was on such a hot streak too: The Ape, then Sweeney Todd but now this failure of a film. This movie is a B-Movie through and through. It was obvious from the first five minuets of the film that it was going to be cheap and boring. From what I could piece together the plot is about a group of prisoners who are stuck on a ship with a doctor running experiments on them. What experiments? Who knows. How did they all get there? I don't know. Why did they even spend time making this movie? I don't know. The movie is short in the way of scares and very heavy in the way of "comedy". At least what they try to pass off as comedy. The whole thing is all unoriginal and trite. There is only one scene in the entire film that I enjoyed and it involves the character Harry "The Carver" Bogard in which he has been asked to give a shave to Dirk, the spineless comedic relief character. The whole scene is pretty genuine. It is the only bit of acting in the whole movie. I am going to caution you here: Do not watch this movie unless you are ready for bed as it will make you fall asleep faster than Queen of the Damned. Favorite Quote: "Doctor, is it true that through your experiments in endocrine glands you can cure crime?" Suggested Viewing: Ghost Ship (2002) - Steve Beck Rating: 1 of 10 S!D

Brandon Siddall
Brandon Siddall

The torture is having to watch this movie!

Aj V
Aj V

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Pretty goofy stuff, but the cast is at least good. The plot is a bit bizarre, to say the least. It has a few dull patches, but some really interesting ones as well.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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