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The Blood Ship (1927)

A disgraced sea captain signs on as a crewman on a cargo ship. He discovers that the vessel is captained by the very man who stole his ship, a sadistic brute who also took the former ... See full summary »

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writers:

Fred Myton, Norman Springer (novel)
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Cast overview:
Hobart Bosworth ... Jim Newman
Jacqueline Logan ... Mary Swope Newman
Richard Arlen ... John Shreve
Walter James Walter James ... Capt. Angus Swope
Fred Kohler ... First Mate Fitz
James Bradbury Sr. James Bradbury Sr. ... The Knitting Swede
Arthur Rankin ... Nils
Syd Crossley Syd Crossley ... Cockney Bouncer
Frank Hemphill Frank Hemphill ... Second Mate
Chappell Dossett Chappell Dossett ... Rev. Richard Deaken
Blue Washington ... Negro
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A disgraced sea captain signs on as a crewman on a cargo ship. He discovers that the vessel is captained by the very man who stole his ship, a sadistic brute who also took the former captain's wife and daughter. The ship's crew is composed mostly of sailors who were shanghai'ed aboard and are kept in line by the brutal captain and his even more fearsome first mate. The captain and one of his fellow crewmen--who has fallen in love with the man's daughter, who now belongs to the brutal captain--try to unite the crew to end the brutal reign of the captain and his henchman. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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ship | sea | melodrama | based on novel | See All (4) »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Navio Sangrento See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A 35mm print (missing the final reel) of this film was held at the Academy Film Archive in Los Angeles, California. In a press release dated 20 September 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the final reel had been found. And on 11 October 2007, the film was screened in its entirety for the first time since its original release. See more »

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Terrific Film
3 May 2009 | by skybar20See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of viewing a complete copy of The Blood Ship last night at the Capitol Theatre in Rome, NY. It was part of their regular presentation of silent films and rare early talkies at various times throughout the year. The other reviewer is spot on as this film is a rousing adventure melodrama especially when you view it with live theater organ accompaniment, thundering during the mutiny. Were this available on DVD, I would buy it in a minute. Thank God the final reel has since been discovered in great shape. I hope the other reviewer gets a chance to see the entire film. Great to see Fred Kohler (a terrific overlooked villain) as the nefarious first mate. This movie is high action melodrama, and, if you have the chance, I highly recommend that you see The Blood Ship.


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