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Although a Hollywood Reporter production chart places Eve March in the cast, her appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. According to an August 1943 Hollywood Reporter news item, Dr. Jeron Criswell, who served as technical consultant on this picture, was an authority on psychic phenomena and extra sensory perception. The picture was withdrawn from distribution after writers Samuel R. Golding and Norbert Faulkner brought a plagiarism suit against RKO, alleging that The Ghost Ship was based on their 1942 play A Man and His Shadow. In August 1950, RKO lost the suit, and was ordered to withdraw the film and pay Faulkner and Golding $25,000 in damages.