The Wreck of the Mary Deare

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This article is about the novel. For the 1959 film adaptation, see The Wreck of the Mary Deare (film).

The Wreck of the Mary Deare is a 1956 novel written by British author Hammond Innes and later a movie starring Gary Cooper. It tells the story of the titular ship, which is found adrift at sea by John Sands. Sands boards it hoping to claim it for salvage, but finds the first officer, Gideon Patch, still aboard and trying to run the ship on his own. Patch convinces Sands to help him beach the ship, even though it will void his salvage claim. When they return to London, Patch is brought before a board of inquiry to determine what happened. It soon becomes apparent that the ship owners were planning to wreck the Mary Deare all along and have Patch as the fall guy.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations[edit]

Innes' novel was adapted to a film released in 1959 by MGM.

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