Voyage of the Damned

Voyage of the Damned

DVD - 2013?
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In 1939, 937 Jewish Germans were offered safe haven in Havana, Cuba. They departed Hamburg in high spirits, looking forward to their new life. However, after being denied access to Cuba, will the refugees find a new home or be forced to head back to Europe? Based on a true story.
Publisher: [S.I.] ITV Studios Global Entertainment, [2013?],c2013
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Music, Lalo Schifrin.
Performers: Lee Grant, Oskar Werner, Orson Welles, Faye Dunaway, Jonathan Pryce, Sam Wanamaker, Lynne Frederick.
Audience: Rating: PG
Call Number: DVD V


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Sep 26, 2018

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg in 1976, this docudrama depicts the voyage of the St. Louis ocean liner carrying Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba in 1939.
After Cuba and the States rejected them, more than 600 of the 937 passengers, who did not resettle in the United Kingdom but in the other European nations, ultimately were deported and died in Nazi concentration camps.
It seems like part of the Halocaust.

Sep 17, 2018

apart from Faye Dunaway, who overacts to beat the band, the best part of her performance is her legs, the rest of the cast is exceptional, each and every one of them inspired, watch Katharine Ross totally take over, for instance, during the very last part of the movie, enough to earn her a well deserved Golden Globe, and even Ben Gazzara made me cry, I ask you - the movie itself is utterly compelling, and especially touching for being true, the events shameful and unforgivable - comparisons with today's refugee and immigrant crises are not uncalled for

Jan 08, 2012

Well worth viewing - A story about Jews trying to escape Europe pre-war.

Jan 21, 2010

Excellent movie! Star-studded cast. Based on a true story. A sad comment on history that no one was willing to take the Jewish people that were trying to escape from Germany.


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