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The Decks Ran Red(1958)

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  • Better than the title

    • Bill Toth
    • 4/20/16

    The worst part of this film is its patently corny title. Typical 1950's rhetorical gore. But once you get past that, the film itself is pretty captivating. I originally planned to just look at it for 15 minutes before watching NHL hockey. However, I couldn't change the channel to the Stanly Cup Playoffs. This is a film that grabs you and won't let go.Why? There's something about this gritty, taught narrative that's special, from the opening scene to the finale. Much of that has to do with the great performances of Broderick Crawford as the evil Scott and James Mason as the cerebral captain. Granted, having the beautiful Dorothy Dandridge in there doesn't hurt, but I don't think her performance was anything more than adequate. Admittedly, there are a few hiccups along the voyage such as odd events that are never explained, but Mason, Crawford and a grimly effective supporting cast move us beyond such quibbles.There's also something that rings true about the merchant ship ethos and the somewhat drab lives of merchant seamen in this film, accentuated by the absence of a musical sound track (until the very end).

  • A Hidden Treasure

    • Maria Ramos
    • 4/4/15

    Whadda ya mean a "throw away" film? I found this film very interestng and suspenseful. My first intent was to just watch it because of Dorothy Dandrige being a great fan, but I was riveted to see what was going to happen next. James Mason was very good, and Ms. Dandrige becomes a hero in the end! Loved it! The weak part was the crew! With all the problems on board why were they so unsupervised while the officers stayed in one room? They were a butch of cowards. This was a coast guard ship? Then Mr. Crawford, I have been a fan since the TV series "Highway Patrol", he was such a villain, loved it!

  • James Mason Never Disappoints

    • 3.5-4stars
    • 7/31/14

    I found this story quite good,more than I expected.Dorothy Dandridge not only a beautiful woman,but a good actress!Always good to see Brod Crawford,even as such a despicable character,and Stuart Whitman is a Class-A actor!

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