Ship of Fools Movie Review 1965

Information and Film Reviews for Ship of Fools the Movie

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A group of passengers sailing to Germany in the '30s find mutual needs and concerns, struggle with early evidence of Nazi racism, and discover love on their voyage. Twisted story and fine acting maintain interest. Appropriate tunes written by Ernest Gold. Based on the Katherine Ann Porter novel. Leigh's last film role; she died two years later. Kramer grapples with civil rights issues in much of his work.


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Available on VHS
Running time 149 minutes.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Books to Film: Katherine Anne Porter, Sail Away
Abby Mann
Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jose Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner, Michael Dunn, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, Jose Greco, Charles Korvin, Heinz Ruhmann
Ernest Laszlo
Stanley Kramer
Ernest Gold
Columbia Pictures


Oscars 1965: Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, B&W Cinematog.; Natl. Bd. of Review 1965: Actor (Marvin); N.Y. Film Critics 1965: Actor (Werner).

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