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  • Actors: Dermot Walsh, Hazel Court, Hugh Burden, John Robinson, Joss Ambler
  • Directors: Vernon Sewell
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Jun. 2007
  • Run Time: 69 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KRNMYE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,232 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

B-movie ghost story starring Hazel Court and Dermot Walsh as a young couple who decide to buy a luxury steamboat for a romantic getaway. They think that they've found the perfect boat, and scoff at warnings that it's haunted. However, despite their initial incredulity they are gradually convinced that there is something strange going on in their new love-nest, and they decide to bring in a paranormal expert, Professor Mansel Martineau (John Robinson) to investigate. A horrifying secret about the boat's previous owners is eventually revealed...

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We loved this cosy little black and white seafaring ghost story from 1952, starring husband and wife team, Hazel Court and Dermot Walsh. Court was one of the loveliest Scream Queens of all time, and her career flourished in the UK and US during the 1950s and early 60s. Here she seems very comfortable playing opposite her husband, Dermot Walsh, who was a capable and handsome actor, perhaps best known for playing Richard the Lionheart on TV. It's a nice crisp b&w print, with good sound but no subtitles. As for the story, the DVD cover tells us that the couple uncover a horrifying secret about their newly acquired yacht's previous owners, which might lead you to expect something rather gory, but the proceedings are really rather tame, in fact quite cosy, but in a very enjoyable way. The supporting cast is also extremely good, and watch out for a young Ian Carmichael who gets a comic scene on board the boat, where his star quality is very evident even at that early stage of his career. We also get a paranormal expert, played in a gently amusing and matter-of-fact way by Hugh Burden, and a lovely elderly lady who is equally ordinary as the no-frills psychic brought in to find out why people keep seeing a ghost on the ship. The paranormal investigation was interesting, but it was the 1950s cosiness of the whole thing that we really loved, and it reminded us a little of another equally gentle sea-faring mystery movie called Dangerous Voyage, which was more Swallows and Amazons than the scary offering the DVD blurb would have us believe. Two great films, if you like the 1950s British period.
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I've seen this story before by Vernon Sewell, it's a watery "House of Mystery".Actually this is pretty dull but i am a sucker for old ghost stories and so if you are too it's worth having in your collection.Please check out "Strongroom" "Man in the Backseat" and my favourite "House of Mystery" starring the lovely Nanette Newman.
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Very old British "B" movie - last seen when it came out - for me the its a reminder of the area I grew up in - Shoreham by Sea - in Sussex - as I was often over there as I was living in Brighton at the time this was filmed
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No relation to Val Lewton's legally beached 1943 film, Vernon Sewell's 1952 Ghost Ship doesn't live up to even the minor reputation it has among some British film historians thanks to rather clunking exposition, a reluctance to do anything that might actually scare anyone and a very trite resolution to the haunting of a steam yacht bought by Dermot Walsh and Hazel Court against everyone's advice. Found abandoned years earlier and passing through several owners' hands ever since, it's hard to disagree with Walsh that there's nothing to be afraid of here even if they do have trouble keeping their engineers and visitors occasionally notice a heavy smell of cigar smoke - which is pretty much it for unusual occurrences until the film's solitary matter of fact but rather well handled manifestation that changes his mind. Unfortunately rather than kicking the movie into high gear it simply results in calling in Hugh Burden's paranormal expert, who, after demonstrating with some tuning forks, in turn calls in a medium who immediately provides a flashback revealing the mundane cause of their woes. The flashback is all too typical of the flat and unimaginative way exposition is just dropped into the movie by some supporting character or other, relegating the nominal main characters to audience rather than participants in a very tame voyage.

If there's no imagination or excitement to its telling, it's still a watchable and reasonably solidly made affair at little over 70 minutes even if there is little reason or reward to see it unless you want to catch Ian Carmichael's brief turn as a drunken silly ass at their `boatwarming' party or catch a young Joss Ackland's bit part.
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A young couple (Hazel Court, Dermot Walsh) decide to buy a yacht and use it as their home. This despite the shipyard manager's (Joss Ambler) warnings that the yacht has a bad reputation of being haunted. However, soon after purchasing and renovating the boat, mysterious things being to happen. Despite the word ghost in the title, this is a relatively mundane entry into the horror genre. In fact, I hesitate to even call it a horror film at all because not only are there no frights or suspense but not even any mood or atmosphere. It's more like a psychic detective story and even on that level, it's fairly routine. The lovely Hazel Court manages to bring some spark to the wife but Walsh is a pretty monotonous leading man. Directed by Vernon Sewell and with Joss Ackland and Patricia Owens ( 1958's THE FLY).

The Optimum Releasing DVD via Great Britain is an acceptable full screen transfer.
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