Voyage of the Damned

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Often described as "Ship of Fools with a conscience," Voyage of the Damned is based on a true story. In 1939, the Nazis ostentatiously loaded a luxury liner with hundred of Jewish refugees from all walks of life. The ship then tried to drop anchor in Havana, Cuba-only to have its passengers refused entry by the Cuban government, in keeping with its super-stringent immigration policies. This was exactly what the Nazis expected to happen, and indeed wanted to happen. By having the refugees turned away from Havana, ...
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Often described as "Ship of Fools with a conscience," Voyage of the Damned is based on a true story. In 1939, the Nazis ostentatiously loaded a luxury liner with hundred of Jewish refugees from all walks of life. The ship then tried to drop anchor in Havana, Cuba-only to have its passengers refused entry by the Cuban government, in keeping with its super-stringent immigration policies. This was exactly what the Nazis expected to happen, and indeed wanted to happen. By having the refugees turned away from Havana, the German government could "prove" that the Jews were indeed the most unwanted race on earth, thereby justifying Hitler's extermination policy. The crosssection of humanity on board the ship includes the requisite big-time stars: Faye Dunaway as a monocle-sporting countess and Oscar Werner as Dunaway's society-doctor husband; professor Luther Adler and his wife Wendy Hiller; poverty-stricken Nehemiah Persoff and Maria Schell, who hope to be reunited with their "fallen" daughter Katherine Ross; disbarred attorney Sam Wanamaker and his family (wife Lee Grant, daughter Lynne Frederick); anti-Nazi captain Max Von Sydow; and so on. Representing the Cuban government are president Fernando Rey and bureaucrat Jose Ferrer; other Havana denizens include businessman Orson Welles and minister James Mason. Despite its morbid overtones, Voyage of the Damned ends on a faintly positive note.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • UPC: 012236102281
  • Original Release: 1976
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  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:38:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Faye Dunaway Denise Kreisler
Max von Sydow Capt. Gustav Schroeder
Oskar Werner Dr. Egon Kreisler
Malcolm McDowell Max Gunther
Orson Welles Estedes
James Mason Remos
Ben Gazzara Morris Troper
Katharine Ross Mira Hauser
Luther Adler Prof. Weiler
Paul Koslo Aaron Pozner
Michael Constantine Clasing
Nehemiah Persoff Mr. Hauser
José Ferrer Benitez
Fernando Rey Cuban President
Lynne Frederick Anna Rosen
Helmut Griem Otto Schiendick
Julie Harris Alice Feinchild
Janet Suzman Leni Strauss
Wendy Hiller Rebecca Weiler
Keith Barron Purser Mueller
David Daker First Officer
Constantin de Goguel Navigation Officer
David de Keyser Joseph Joseph
Carl Duering German Ambassador
Denholm Elliott Admiral Canaris
Brian Gilbert Laurence Schulman
Lee Grant Lili Rosen
Georgina Hale Lottie Schulman
Bernard Hepton Milton Goldsmith
Anthony Higgins Seaman Berg
Donald Houston Dr. Hans Glauner
Frederick Jaeger Werner Mannheim
Tom Laughlin Engineering Officer
Günter Meisner Robert Hoffman
Jonathan Pryce Joseph Manasse
Marika Rivera Madame in Bordello
Leonard Rossiter Commander Udo von Bonin
Maria Schell Mrs. Hauser
Milo Sperber Rabbi
Victor Spinetti Dr. Erich Strauss
Philip Stone Secretary
Sam Wanamaker Carl Rosen
Jack Warden
Technical Credits
Stuart Rosenberg Director
Eric Allwright Makeup
Derek Ball Sound/Sound Designer
Miriam Brickman Casting
David Butler Screenwriter
Phyllis Dalton Costumes/Costume Designer
Linda de Vetta Makeup
Robert Fryer Producer
David Harcourt Camera Operator
William Hill Associate Producer
Tom Priestley Editor
Desmond Saunders Editor
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Steve Shagan Screenwriter
Wilfred Shingleton Production Designer
Jack Stephens Art Director
David Tringham Asst. Director
Billy Williams Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Voyage of the Damned
1. Smokescreen [5:56]
2. Hamburg Harbor [8:55]
3. Nearly Over [7:04]
4. May 15, 1939 [7:02]
5. All Speed [2:53]
6. Havana [8:37]
7. Just Thinking [8:30]
8. Strange Times [4:03]
9. Herr Clasing [4:49]
10. May 25, 1939 [9:53]
11. Who Is It? [6:55]
12. Try to Understand [5:20]
13. Arrival [3:00]
14. Visa Power [2:20]
15. A Meeting [8:31]
16. May 30, 1939 [4:38]
17. Waiting [5:23]
18. Reunited [4:31]
19. 3 Minutes [4:21]
20. June 2, 1939 [2:17]
21. Last Love [4:15]
22. June 12, 1939 [7:43]
23. Mutiny [4:06]
24. Final Port [8:09]
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Disc #1 -- Voyage of the Damned
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