Ship of Fools
- Original title
Ship of Fools
- Running time
- 149 min.
- United States
Abby Mann (Novel: Katherine Anne Porter)
Ernest Laszlo (B&W)
Columbia Pictures / Stanley Kramer Productions
Drama | Sea Adventures
- Synopsis / Plot
- Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jose Ferrer and Lee Marvin all give mature and passionate performances in this adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter's 1962 novel recounting the voyage of a German ship as it leaves Mexico on its way to Bremerhaven, Germany, prior to World War II, in 1931. The film highlights how the voyage is fraught with anti-semitism, unrequited love, xenophobia and dissatisfied lives.
A microcosm of the world and the human experience is revealed aboard a German ocean liner in the 1930s. Based on a 1962 novel by Katherine Anne Porter.
: 2 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography (B&W), Art Direction (B&W). 8 Nominations
: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Oskar Werner)
: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Actor (Marvin)
: BAFTA Awards: 2 nominations including Best Foreign Actor (Werner)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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