Ship of Fools
As he's observing other voyagers aboard a German passenger freighter bound for Bremerhaven in 1933, a puckish dwarf named Glocken (Michael Dunn) warns that it is "a ship of fools," whose passengers are all deeply involved with one folly or another.
© 1965, renewed 1993 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Top Critic Reviews
Compelling, tragic character study. Superb acting by Signoret, Werner and Vivien Leigh.
- jjnxn, Sunday, October 14, 2007
leigh's screen swan song as the bitter southern socialite mary treadwell is not to be taken lightly against blanche and scarlett. it's a beautiful end to a great screen career.
- sepio41, Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Like most movies that weave multiple, unrelated stories, some of them don't work, but the ones that do work are simply magnificent. Vivien Leigh is devastating in her final film role; Michael Dunn is wonderful; Oscar Werner (in the film's most pogniant role) and Simone Signoret are as powerful a pair of tragic lovers as you'll find in a movie. This makes up for, as an example, Lee Marvin's story, which despite his effective ly non-Lee Marvin-ish performance, is simply dull.
- jjgaut, Thursday, February 22, 2007