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Ship of Fools (1965)

Ship of Fools (1965)
September 21, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Karen Kramer, BarBara Luna.

Directed by Stanley Kramer

1933: A German cruise ship bound from Mexico to Bremerhaven hosts a menagerie of passengers of various classes and nationalities, whose self-absorption, indifference and obliviousness depict humanity as easy prey for the coming havoc of European Fascism.  From disaffected ship’s doctor Oskar Werner to dissipated socialite Vivien Leigh, all sail blithely into danger, in this wryly observed, star-studded, allegorical drama.

Columbia Pictures. Producer: Stanley Kramer. Based on the novel by Katherine Anne Porter. Screenwriter: Abby Mann. Cinematographer: Ernest Laszlo. Editor: Robert C. Jones. Cast: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin, BarBara Luna. 

35mm, b/w, 149 min. 

Watch the trailer below.