The Death Ship (1959 film)

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The Death Ship
Directed by Georg Tressler
Based on The Death Ship
by B. Traven
Starring Horst Buchholz
Mario Adorf
Helmut Schmid
Elke Sommer
Distributed by UFA-Filmverleih GmbH
Release date
  • 1 October 1959 (1959-10-01)
Running time
97 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

The Death Ship (German: Das Totenschiff) is a 1959 West German adventure film directed by Georg Tressler and starring Horst Buchholz, Mario Adorf, Helmut Schmid, and Elke Sommer. The film is based on the book of the same name by B. Traven, author of The Treasure of Sierra Madre, and was filmed in Mexico.[1]


A group of outcast men drift around the world, never settling down or being accepted. They encounter various adventures around the globe, including being forced to work on a decrepit ship.[2]



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