The Ghost Ship
Kind of like john ford’s “the lengthy voyage home” via way of “the shining,” “the ghost deliver” is val lewton’s sluggish-burn take a look at of how passive-aggression can boil over into murderousness.
Sailor tom merriam (russell wade) of the service provider vessel altair come to suspect that some thing’s incorrect with captain stone (richard dix) — at key moments he seems to enter a terrible panic, at others he loves to bore the crew with dry, prolonged factors of his perspectives on authority. After one crewman, louie (a younger lawrence tierney), questions considered one of stone’s orders, the captain replies, “, there are captains who might keep this towards you, louie.” quickly thereafter, louie is overwhelmed to loss of life by the anchor chain. Twist of fate? Obviously now not. However even supposing the rest of the crew suspect stone’s a killer, they’d instead ignore his crimes or explain them away rather than get on his horrific aspect at the same time as at sea — it’s up to wade’s merriam to play the part of a high-seas will kane, shake them out in their apathy, and apprehend that the captain’s conduct must no longer be normalized. No person else wants to rock the boat.