Ship of Lost Men (1929)

Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fritz Kortner and Robin Irvine
Director: Maurice Tourneur
Runtime: 122 minutes
Language: English titles + theatre organ score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Rating: NR
Price: $16.95

Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen
The Ship of Lost Men
a.k.a. Grischa the Cook

Director: Maurice Tourneur

Marlene Dietrich  ... Ethel Marley
Fritz Kortner  ... Capt. Fernando Vela
Robin Irvine  ... William 'T.W.' Cheyne - a young American doctor
Vladimir Sokoloff  ... Grischa - the Cook
Gaston Modot  ... Morain - the escaped convict
Boris de Fast  ... The tattooed sailor
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.  ... Nick
Max Maximilian  ... Tom Butley
Fritz Alberti  ... The captain of the luxury liner
Robert Garrison  ... The landlord
Heinrich Gotho  ... A sailor

William Cheyne is a young American doctor traveling in Germany who helps an injured sailor return to his ship only to be doomed to a three month voyage to Brazil! Trapped between the misanthropic Captain Vela and his crew of fugitives and desperate men, his only friend is Grischa, the meek cook. Soon the new friends must come together to protect the pilot of a crashed airplane, the lovely heiress Ethel Marley, by hiding her from the captain and crew.

122  Minutes - Music score by David Knudtson