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Ship of Fools(Movie, 1965)

2h 29min | Genres: Drama, War, Romance / Love
Ship of FoolsRating: 3.3/5 (with 21 votes)
Ship of Fools is a 1965 drama film directed by Stanley Kramer, set on board an ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933. It stars a prominent ensemble cast including Vivien Leigh (in her final film role), Simone Signoret, José Ferrer and Lee Marvin. It also marked Christiane Schmidtmer's first U.S. production. Ship of Fools was highly regarded, with reviewers praising the cast's performance but also noted the movie's overlong (for 1965) runtime. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards in 1966, including for Best Picture, Best Actor for Oskar Werner and Best Actress for Simone Signoret, and Best S... ()
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Awards & Nominations for Ship of Fools

Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-And-White Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White National Board of Review: Top Ten Films Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-white Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-white Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

About Ship of Fools

Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling with the man she loves, David. Jenny is fascinated and puzzled by just who some of the other passengers are.


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Trailer for Ship of Fools + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Ship Of Fools (1965)(Trailer, 3:32)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Atlantic Ocean
Based on: "Ship of Fools" (find it on Amazon)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Translated into 11 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Ukrainian (UK)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/29/1965
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Das Narrenschiff"
"Narreskibet"
"El barco de los locos"
"Narrilaiva"
"La nef des fous"
"Narrenes skip"
"A Nave dos Loucos"
"Narrskeppet"
Keywords: 1930s, ocean liner
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:16822, Added: 02/19/2018, Last updated: 07/26/2020