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Ship of Fools (1965)

149 min - Drama, War, Romance - 29 July 1965
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Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling with the man she loves, David. Jenny is fascinated and puzzled by just who some of the other passengers are.

Director:  Stanley Kramer
Stars:  Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, José Greco, Lilia Skala, Michael Dunn, Christiane Schmidtmer, Charles Korvin, BarBara Luna, Heinz Rühmann, Alf Kjellin, Gila Golan, Charles De Vries, Kaaren Verne, Werner Klemperer, John Wengraf, Olga Fabian, Henry Calvin, Oscar Beregi Jr., David Renard

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Storyline

Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling with the man she loves, David. Jenny is fascinated and puzzled by just who some of the other passengers are.



Tagline: EXPLORER, MISTRESS, VAGRANT, LOAFER, ARTIST, TRAMP ... THEY ARE ALL AT THE CAPTAIN'S TABLE!

Genres: Drama, War, Romance

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Language:  English, German, Spanish
Release Date:  29 July 1965

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Stanley Kramer Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 29 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Oskar Werner {Dr. Schumann”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Michael Dunn {“Glocken”}
ACTRESS — Simone Signoret {“La Condessa”}
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Robert Clatworthy; Set Decoration: Joseph Kish – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Ernest Laszlo – WON
COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) — Bill Thomas, Jean Louis
BEST PICTURE — Stanley Kramer, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Abby Mann


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