blufeld
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2:54 PM - Nov 11, 2017 #41

Rick wrote: I like it. Not crazy about it. I was even lucky enough to see 20,000 LEAGUES on the big screen in its 1962 re-release, but, at the seemingly perfect age of 12, was rather disappointed.

Of course, there is a difference. 20,000 LEAGUES has a nutty captain at the helm, but he's nutty in a good cause. He's not Captain Bligh or Wolf Larsen. Different kind of nutty.
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7:50 PM - Nov 11, 2017 #42

Oh, I will Dr. Judd. Can't shut me up, you should know that by now. But I'll also offer that THE GHOST SHIP is not near the top of my Watch list.
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6:49 PM - Sep 06, 2018 #43

Mr. Lewton, meet Mr Wood:

"Dr. Jeron Criswell, former pastor of the Fifth Avenue Spiritualist church, NYC, arrives today to serve as technical consultant on THE GHOST SHIP. Criswell is authority on “psychic phenomena and ESP” and will apply his theories to members of the cast."

8/16/43 Hollywood Reporter
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6:43 PM - Oct 11, 2018 #44

Oh my, really ?  The s** t they dumped on Lewton.  I hope Skelton Knaggs  told him to Go Forth and Multiply.

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3:25 AM - Oct 12, 2018 #45

The RKO P.R. folks really went to town with THE GHOST SHIP. Take, for instance, this one:

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Source: The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, New York) - 28 Aug 1943.

And WHO  is Benjamin Morehouse? He's not on IMDB; newspapers.com has no pre-1943 entry for him, no cast list mentions him.... 😬
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