Ship of Lost Men (1929)
Ship of Lost Men
Adventure / Drama / Thriller
aka "Grischa, the Cook"
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Marlene Dietrich as Ethel Marley
Fritz Kortner as Captain Fernando Vela
Robin Irvine as William 'T.W.' Cheyne
Vladimir Sokoloff as Grischa, the Cook
Gaston Modot as Morain, the escaped convict
Boris de Fast as Tattooed sailor
Feodor Schaliapin Jr. as Nick
Max Maximilian as Tom Butley
Fritz Alberti as The captain of the luxury liner
Robert Garrison as The landlord
Vela is the sarcastic captain of a slow ship carrying fugitives out of Germany. Cheyne is a young American doctor who is captured for a 3-month voyage to Brazil. He rescues a beautiful American heiress named Ethel Marley in the middle of the ocean. The ship’s cook keeps her hidden from the crew. Problems arise for Cheyne and Ethel as murder and mutiny creeps on them.