Rare Film Posters

SHIP THAT DIED OF SHAME

£120.00

Original British 9 3/4 inch x 7 3/4 inch Still of RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH & GEORGE BAKER in the 1955 Basil Dearden Ealing Studios Drama THE SHIP THAT DIED OF SHAME, based on the novel by Nicholas Monsarrat.

Text on reverse: ”THE SHIP THAT DIED OF SHAME” is the second story by Nicholas “The Cruel Sea” Monsarrat to be filmed by Ealing Studios. It is the story of two ex-R.N.V.R. officers who, frustrated by civilian life and with the idea of smuggling a few Black Market luxuries from the Continent buy the Motor Gun Boat in which they saw years of gallant war-service. Quick success leads to shadier deals and eventually to murder, causing the partners to split in a vicious quarrel which ends in a bloody fight on the High Seas. Their little ship, Motor Gun Boat 1087, proud of her honourable war-time record, revolts against this final degradation and settles the issue in her own way.

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH and newcomer GEORGE BAKER star as the officers. Other stars are BILL OWEN, ROLAND CULVER and lovely VIRGINIA McKENNA in the only feminine role of this Michael Balcon-Ealing Studios film, produced and directed by Michael Relphg and Basil Dearden.

George Baker became well-known as Detective Chief Inspector Reg Wexford in the long-running TV Series THE RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES

The still is in very good condition with minor surface marks.

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