Voyage of the Damned
First screened in June 2016
Director: Stuart Rosenberg. Cast: Max von Sydow, Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Helmut Griem, Malcolm McDowell, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker, Lynne Frederick, Jonathan Pryce, Paul Koslo, Wendy Hiller, Luther Adler, Orson Welles, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Katharine Ross, Fernando Rey, José Ferrer, Julie Harris, Keith Barron, Anthony Higgins, Ian Cullen, David Daker, Donald Houston, Michael Constantine, David de Keyser, Maria Schell, Nehemiah Persoff, Della McDermott, Genevieve West, Denholm Elliott, Leonard Rossiter, Victor Spinetti, Frederick Jaeger, Janet Suzman, Georgina Hale, Brian Gilbert, Adele Strong, Marika Rivera, Günter Meisner, Bernard Hepton, Ina Skriver. Screenplay: Steve Shagan and David Butler (based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts).

Twitter Capsule: Behold the barge of history, aka what you get when crossing a 60s roadshow solemnity with a 70s disaster pic.

VOR:   As backhanded as this is, Voyage has some value as an object lesson in how a historically interesting, ambitiously mounted, tonily cast drama can go right off the rails.



Photo © 1976 Embassy Pictures/ITC Films

Not yet reviewed in full. D+


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Lee Grant
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steve Shagan and David Butler
Best Original Score: Lalo Schifrin

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Supporting Actress: Lee Grant
Best Supporting Actress: Katharine Ross
Best Supporting Actor: Oskar Werner
Best Screenplay: Steve Shagan and David Butler
Best Original Score: Lalo Schifrin

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