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Voyage of the Damned (1976)

The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom. The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom. The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.

  • Stuart Rosenberg
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  • Gordon Thomas
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Oskar Werner
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  • 1 win & 10 nominations total

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  • Trivia Katharine Ross won a Golden Globe for her two-scene role.
  • Goofs A 1970s red London bus drives past the German Army HQ in late 1930s Hamburg.

Captain Schroeder : I neither approved nor knew of it and assure you it shall not happen again. I frankly admit there appears to have been a lapse of good taste.

  • Crazy credits "This film is based upon a true incident. Some of the names, occupations and experiences of those involved have been altered to protect the privacy of the survivors and their families."
  • Alternate versions A version running a length of 182 minutes, released in 1980 on a double-cassette Magnetic Video, was released in 1980. The current video version, from Artisan/Live runs 158 minutes (even though the video cover says 137 minutes).
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  • December 22, 1976 (United States)
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  • St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, Euston Road, London, Greater London, England, UK
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Cast & crew, stuart rosenberg, frederick jaeger, luther adler, victor spinetti, julie harris, technical specs.

In 1939, the MS St. Louis ocean liner set sail from Germany to Cuba. Carrying Jewish refugees, the vessel met a tragic fate.

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James Mason

Donald houston, milo sperber, sam wanamaker, michael constantine.

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Oskar werner.

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Faye Dunaway

Della mcdermott, gunter meisner, brian gilbert.

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Katharine Ross

Malcolm mcdowell, ina skriver.

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Orson Welles

Carl duering, leonard rossiter.

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Max Von Sydow

Adele strong, georgina hale, constantin de goguel, laura gemser.

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Jose Ferrer

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Maria Schell

Lynne frederick.

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Denholm Elliott

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David De Keyser

Marika rivera, robin halstead.

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Genevieve west, bernard hepton, anthony higgins, bernard kaye.

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Jonathan Pryce

Don henderson, philip stone, keith barron, garry mcdermott, betty adamson, eric allwright, john billing, david butler, gerry crampton, phyllis dalton, robert fryer, joseph haydn, auguste heinrich hoffmann, edward lockton, glenn miller, max morgan-witts, tom priestley, cliff robinson, lalo schifrin, steve shagan, wilfred shingleton, rudolph siecynski, jack stephens, gordon thomas, david tringham, billy williams, award nominations, best supporting actress, best writing, screenplay, voyage of the damned.

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Re-released in United States on Video January 5, 1994

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  • "Sluggish and hysterical (...) The cast includes good actors and bad, but even the good actors are inclined to be awful"  Vincent Canby : The New York Times
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  • "Rosenberg here confuses seriousness with tedious solemnity"  Time Out
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Dare to Hope, But Never Trust a Nazi: ‘Voyage of the Damned’

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I recently reviewed for PopMatters a classic French Film Noir called The Damned (1947), about a group of Nazi war criminals escaping liberated France on a long voyage to South America. Almost 30 years later, another film told almost the complete inversion of this, with a group of Jews being sent by the Nazis to their freedom in the United States (by way of Cuba) as part of a 1939 propaganda stunt.

The film is called Voyage of the Damned (1976) and it sports an impressive all-star cast as well as the direction of Stuart Rosenberg, known for such remarkably diverse films as Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Amityville Horror (1979), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) and Let’s Get Harry (1986) (on which his directing credit was removed in favor of the sad pseudonym, “Alan Smithee”).

Voyage of the Damned is unique among period pieces of this kind in that a very strong line is drawn between “Nazi” and “German”. Sure, many World War II films feature the token sympathetic Nazi who helps a Jewish escapee or an iconic savior like Oskar Schindler, but Voyage of the Damned allows for a much greater amount of grey areas in its characters, without the obvious black-and-white morality that many films of this kind demonstrate (and, considering the subject matter, are wise to do so).

Accordingly we meet Captain Schroeder (Max von Sydow in a typically excellent performance), skipper of the MS St. Louis who deplores the Nazi party and refuses to allow the party’s propaganda representative on his boat. On the flip side is Egon Kreisler, a Jewish physician who takes his Hippocratic Oath so seriously that he counted Nazi officers among his patients before being selected for the title voyage. This is appalling to Sam Wanamaker’s Carl Rosen, who sees this as nothing short of genetic treason.

We also meet young German (and, indeed, “Arian”) men like Max Gunter (Malcolm McDowell), who are more interested in love and romance than politics or separation of races, even if, in their present situation, they can’t fully grasp what these refugees have been through. Max stands in direct contrast to Helmut Griem’s Otto Schiendick, an equally Arian young German who is so similar to Max, one might get them confused, even though Max is a legitimate ship’s mate while Otto was sent by the Nazi party to carry out any of the more horrific orders they may have planned.

This is, of course, the core of the film, as anyone who knows the true story or the book written by by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts can tell you (which is, for you spoiler-hounds, much less than the movie’s trailer will tell you or even the title might imply). Even as Rosenberg and screenwriters David Butler and Steve Shagan allow grey areas and great diversity in both their German and Jewish characters, there is no sugarcoating or humanizing of the Nazis. Voyage of the Damned is far from a “war movie”, but the cold and ominous Nazi threat looms over virtually every moment in the film to the point that they sympathetic Germans and the defiant Jews begin to blur together into one collective of victims, especially when the plot we thought we knew begins to fall apart.

Voyage of the Damned is also not afraid to portray outrage from the characters concerning the horrors of this era. A young Jonathan Pryce is brilliant as the once intimidated former prisoner Joseph Manasse whose fear turns to anger. Pryce’s supporting role is so commonly silent and passive that his fury becomes a well-acted shock point in the film. There is always an air of detachment to his character as if any chance at life is too good to be true, but when he sees dreams turn to nightmares again, he is a completely different (yet seamlessly presented) character.

Other standouts in the cast include Katharine Ross, as Mira Hauser, the daughter of two of the voyagers, and Lynne Frederick as Anna, whose (natural) biggest fear is the concentration camps. Orson Welles is also noteworthy as the Cuban national whose sympathies for the plight of the voyagers make his job getting them on solid ground no easier.

Max von Sydow as the Captain

However, the dynamic and chemistry between the brilliant actresses Faye Dunaway and Lee Grant steals the show and stops all action in the film for some of the best drama in the entire picture. Initially at odds, Dunaway and Grant’s characters share a certain understanding that brings them together, at least for the smallest (yet most poignant) film moments. The conflict seen on the face of von Sydow, the shift in the character of Pryce and the scenes between Frederick and McDowell are the only dramatic moments that are quite as impactful as Grant and Dunaway’s exchanges.

Otherwise, the film is paced such that it can often fall into the category of “slow”, and this is most assuredly not a film for audiences looking for an action and adventure yarn. There is no Indiana Jones to save the day and no pat Hollywood ending to revise history. Voyage of the Damned is unquestionably a serious drama and treats its subject matter with the dignity that it should. To this end, the all-star cast does a remarkable job of selling this fact-based story, as does the beautiful and expansive cinematography of Billy Williams.

Voyage of the Damned looks and sounds great on Blu-Ray and fans of the film will appreciate the transfer, which maintains the inner decks’ darkness as much as it drinks in the sunlight of Cuba. However, as extras go, Voyage of the Damned amounts to a damned shame. This important movie isn’t given a commentary or any documentaries or interviews with the surviving cast and crew. Instead, only a photo gallery and movie trailer are included. With such subject matter, one might hope for a more ambitious release, but perhaps the market isn’t demanding that release yet.

This is a beautiful and well-done (if very depressing and occasionally too-slow) film, well worth the royal treatment. Perhaps its next release will grant just that.

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Surviving against all odds: a harrowing journey to freedom, gordon thomas & max morgan witts.

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Description, free pdf download, chapter 1 | overview, chapter 2 | the voyage of the damned illustrates the devastating consequences of prejudice, discrimination, and indifference towards refugees, highlighting the urgent need for compassion and humanity., chapter 3 | the tragic story of the passengers aboard the ms st. louis serves as a stark reminder of the failings of international policies and governments in addressing the plight of refugees during world war ii., chapter 4 | the voyage of the damned exposes the moral dilemma faced by those in positions of power, emphasizing the importance of moral responsibility and the consequences of inaction., chapter 5 | voyage of the damned review.

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  • Dec. 23, 1976

The Screen: 'Voyage of the Damned'

In May 1939 the Hamburg-America liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg headed for Havana, carrying 937 Jews who had paid Hitler's government dearly in the hope of finding refuge from the Nazis in Cuba. Hitler's strategy was simple: if, indeed, the Cuban Government accepted the refugees (and there was doubt about that, even when they sailed), then Germany was well rid of them and a little bit richer, too.If Cuba did not accept them, and if the United States and other countries followed suit, then Hitler would have proven his point that Jews were unwanted by the very countries that were so loudly criticizing his anti-Semitic policies while proclaiming their own humanitarian principles.The story of that voyage is a harrowing footnote to the history of World War II. As carefully researched by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts in their book "The Voyage of the Damned," it is, further, a revealing commentary on how opportunism could dictate policies of friendly governments, including that of the United States.It also seems to be excellent source material for a film, though you'd never know it from the alternately sluggish and hysterical movie that opened at three New York theaters yesterday. Stuart Rosenberg, the director, and Steven Shagan and David Butler, who wrote the screenplay, appear to have been attracted to the project because of the almost limitless ways in which they could make history look like a bad, all-star movie, to start with, they use a dozen or so too many stories even to fit conveniently into a running time inflated to 158 minutes.Their touch is so surely banal that they turn potentially moving episodes into second-rate melodrama, while adding some third-rate melodramatics of their own, including a Romeo-and-Juliet suicide pact. It's the kind of movie in which someone says, quite seriously, "Vee Chermans har hallvays hon time" (We Germans are always on time).The cast includes good actors and bad, but even the good actors are inclined to be awful. Faye Dunaway and Oskar Werner are all right as a rather posh Berlin doctor and his wife who are carrying their marital problems into exile intact. They travel first-class. Malcolm McDowell plays the role of a cabin boy who appears to be old enough to qualify for Social Security. When we weren't looking, his youth fled. Max von Sydow survives with his reputation undamaged as the liner's humane skipper, but Katharine Ross, who looks like a Rose Bowl parade queen, is a joke as a humane Havana whore.Orson Welles, James Mason, Denholm Elliott and Jose Ferrer are on and off faster than it takes to type this sentence, while Lee Grant, Julie Harris, Wendy Hiller and Luther Adler might wish they had been so lucky.Movies as clumsy, tasteless and self-righteous as this are worse than merely boring. By exploiting the tragedies of real people, some wildly fictionalized, "The Voyage of the Damned" attempts to turn them to profit without giving them any measure of the respect that is due."Voyage of The Damned," which has been rated PG ("parental guidance suggested", contains nothing of an even mildly suggestive nature except the title, which might mislead children to think they are about to see a disaster film—and a child who wants to see a disaster film and sees this, instead, will be an angry child.

VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED, directed by Stuart Rosenberg; screenplay by Steve Shagan and David Butler, based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts; produced by Robert Fryer; director of photography, Billy Williams; music, Lalo Schifrin; editor, Tom Priestly; an ITC Entertainment Film production, distributed by Avco Embassy Pictures. Running time: 158 minutes. At Loews Astor Plaza Theater, 44th Street west of Broadway; Loews Cine Theater, Third Avenue near 86th Street and Reade's 34th Street East Theater, near Second Avenue. This film has been rated PG.Denise Kreisler . . . . . Faye DunawayCapt. Schroeder . . . . . Max Von SydowDr. Kreisler . . . . . Oskar WernerMax Gunter . . . . . Malcolm McDowellEstedes . . . . . Orson WellesRemos . . . . . James MasonLilian Rosen . . . . . Lee GrantMorris Troper . . . . . Ben GazzaraMira Hauser . . . . . Katharine RossProf. Weiler . . . . . Luther AdlerClasing . . . . . Michael ConstantineAdm Canaris . . . . . Denholm ElliottBenitez . . . . . Jose FerrerAnna Rosen . . . . . Lynne FrederickSchiendick . . . . . Helmut GriemAlice Feinchild . . . . . Julie HarrisRebecca Weiler . . . . . Wendy HillerDr. Glauner . . . . . Donald HoustonAaron Pozner . . . . . Paul KosloMr. Hauser . . . . . Nehemiah PersoffPresident Bru . . . . . Fernando ReyCommander von Bonin . . . . . Leonard RossiterMrs. Hauser . . . . . Maria SchellDr. Max Strauss . . . . . Victor SpinettiLeni Strauss . . . . . Janet SuzmanCarl Rosen . . . . . Sam WanamakerJoseph Manasse . . . . . Jonathan Pryce

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VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED

The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.

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There will be magic..., ... there will be murder..

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For a thousand years, Concordia has maintained peace between its provinces. To mark this incredible feat, the emperor's ship embarks upon a twelve-day voyage to the sacred Goddess's Mountain.

Aboard are the heirs of the twelve provinces of Concordia, each graced with a unique and secret magical ability known as a Blessing.  Except one: Ganymedes Piscero - class clown, slacker, and all-round disappointment.  When a beloved heir is murdered, everyone is a suspect. Stuck at sea and surrounded by powerful people without a Blessing to protect him, odds of survival are slim.  But as the bodies pile higher, Ganymedes must become the hero he was not born to be. Can he unmask the killer and their blessing before this bloody crusade reaches the shores of Concordia?  Or will the empire as he knows it fall?

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'Frances White has crafted a brilliantly clever tale full of heart-warming characters, riveting twists and a gloriously conceived world. A poignant, quirky and utterly delightful read. I felt EVERYTHING while reading Voyage of the Damned'

Bea Fitzgerald, bestselling author of 'Girl, Goddess, Queen'

'An enchanting, bloody delight. Full of magic, laugh-out-loud humor, and so much murder'

Gabi Burton, author of  'Sing Me To Sleep'

'Burned through this in about two days. Absolutely bloody brilliant! Voyage of the Damned is clever and comedic, while also heartfelt and harrowing. I hope readers will come to enjoy Dee's escapades as much as I did'

Sunyi Dean, author of 'The Book Eaters'

'VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED is a fiendishly compelling locked room mystery brimming with character and heart that blew me away! White’s protagonist Ganymedes Piscero is utterly endearing. His unique brand of humour, bravado, and vulnerability hits a bullseye in the feels. A delightful debut.''

A.Y Chao, bestselling author of 'Shanghai Immortal'

‘This book reads like Agatha Christie took Gideon the Ninth out for a boat party and got it delirious on champagne and fairy floss. A wonderful, fantastical murder mystery told by a fabulously bitchy narrator.’

Freya Marske, author of The Last Binding Trilogy

'I would take a bullet for Ganymedes Piscero and that is no exaggeration. VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED's endearingly quirky main character is the shining star of this magical, murderous, romantic romp through a fantasy world as colorful as it is captivating. Boundless imagination, sparkling prose—and a knack for the heartwarming moments as well as the hilarious—all combine to make Frances White a force to be reckoned with.'

Thea Guanzon, USA Today, New York Times, and Sunday Times bestselling author of THE HURRICANE WARS

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1000 years of peace. 

A 12 day voyage.

12 heirs on board all blessed with powers.

But where there is magic there is murder.

And one unlikely hero has to stop it all.

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The rights that have been sold are: UK and Commonwealth (Penguin Michael Joseph), North America (Mira - Fall 2024), Italy (Mondadori) and Ukraine (Fabula).

However, Waterstones , Blackwells and Amazon  all ship internationally, so please check there!

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What are the content warnings for Voyage of the Damned?

Strong language

Political conflict

Parental abuse and neglect

Child endangerment  

Mental illness including suicidal ideation, attempts and depression

Amputation 

Scenes of physical violence and murder

Drowning 

Alcohol consumption 

Class based discrimination 

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  1. Voyage of the Damned

    Voyage of the Damned is a 1976 drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, with an all-star cast featuring Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Max von Sydow, James Mason, Lynne Frederick and Malcolm McDowell.. The story was inspired by actual events concerning the fate of the ocean liner St. Louis carrying Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba in 1939. It was based on a 1974 nonfiction book of ...

  2. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

    Organized by the Nazis in May 1939, nine hundred thirty-seven Jews set sail on the S.S. St. Louis, a luxury ocean liner, from Hamburg to Havana. The passengers are sailing to freedom in Cuba, where their friends and relatives are awaiting their arrival. The passengers have mixed emotions about their voyage: some are happy about freedom, some ...

  3. Voyage of the Damned by Gordon Thomas

    Voyage of the Damned: A Shocking True Story of Hope, Betrayal and Nazi Terror, by Gordon Thomas & Max Morgan-Witts is a story about committees and bureaucracies. Some, relief organizations, struggling their level best—albeit often ineptly—to humanely solve problems; others, mostly governmental, working to extort more funds from a very ...

  4. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

    Voyage of the Damned: Directed by Stuart Rosenberg. With Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker. The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.

  5. Voyage of the Damned

    Voyage of the Damned ★★★ 1976 (G)The story of one of the most tragic incidents of WWII. In 1939, 1,937 German-Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany are bound for Cuba aboard the Hamburg-America liner S.S. St. Louis. They are refused permission to land in Cuba (and everywhere else) and must sail back to Germany and certain death. Based on the novel by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts ...

  6. Voyage of the Damned

    The film was produced by ITC Entertainment and released by Rank Film Distributors in the UK and Avco Embassy Pictures in the US. Voyage of the Damned is a 1976 drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, with an all-star cast featuring Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Max von Sydow, James Mason, Lynne Frederick and Malcolm McDowell.

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    Rent Voyage of the Damned on Prime Video, or buy it on Prime Video. Based on the true story of a ship carrying German-Jewish refugees which was sent to Havana in 1939 by the Nazis but was denied ...

  8. Voyage of the damned : a shocking true story of hope, betrayal and Nazi

    Voyage of the damned is the ... day-by-day account of how those refugees on board the liner struggled to survive. The ship sailed to Cuba where the refugees were refused entry either as tourists or political asylum seekers ... They sailed on to America where President Roosevelt refused the passengers permission to land. In Canada they were ...

  9. Voyage Of The Damned (1976)

    Based on a chilling real-life incident from the early days of World War II, Voyage of the Damned (1976) told the dramatic story of a shipload of European Jews expelled from Hitler's Germany who sailed across the Atlantic in 1939 in a quest to gain asylum in Havana, Cuba, and eventually the United States. What they found when they arrived was a shocking and ultimately deadly slap-in-the-face ...

  10. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

    Voyage of the Damned is a film directed by Stuart Rosenberg with James Mason, Faye Dunaway, Orson Welles, Max von Sydow .... Year: 1976. Original title: Voyage of the Damned. Synopsis: A boatload of Jewish refugees embark on a freedom journey from Nazi oppression. They are forced to return when they can't get permission to land anywhere.You can watch Voyage of the Damned through Rent,buy,ads ...

  11. Dare to Hope, But Never Trust a Nazi: 'Voyage of the Damned'

    Voyage of the Damned looks and sounds great on Blu-Ray and fans of the film will appreciate the transfer, which maintains the inner decks' darkness as much as it drinks in the sunlight of Cuba.

  12. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

    Synopsis by Hal Erickson Often described as "Ship of Fools with a conscience," Voyage of the Damned is based on a true story. In 1939, the Nazis ostentatiously loaded a luxury liner with hundred of Jewish refugees from all walks of life.

  13. Voyage of the Damned

    In May 1939, the SS St. Louis set sail from Hamburg carrying 937 German Jews seeking asylum from Nazi persecution. But all was not as it seemed ... Amongst the crew were members of the dreaded Gestapo, and the steward himself was on a mission for the SS. Voyage of the damned is the ... day-by-day account of how those refugees on board the liner struggled to survive.

  14. MS St. Louis

    The incident was notably chronicled in the book Voyage of the Damned (1974) by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts. It was later adapted (1976) into a film.In 2017 the ill-fated voyage received new attention through a Twitter account that listed the passengers who had died during the war. The account was created the day before U.S. Pres. Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspended ...

  15. Voyage Of The Damned Summary PDF

    The Voyage of the Damned does an exceptional job of shedding light on the failings of international policies and governments in addressing the plight of those in desperate need of refuge. One powerful example that illustrates the consequences of inaction is the story of the thousands of Jewish passengers aboard the MS St. Louis.

  16. Voyage of the Damned (Doctor Who)

    "Voyage of the Damned" is an episode of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. First broadcast on BBC One on 25 December 2007, it is the third Doctor Who Christmas special since the show's revival in 2005. The episode was written by Russell T Davies and directed by James Strong.. In the episode, the alien businessman Max Capricorn (George Costigan) seeks revenge on his ...

  17. The Screen: 'Voyage of the Damned'

    Faye Dunaway and Oskar Werner are all right as a rather posh Berlin doctor and his wife who are carrying their marital problems into exile intact. They travel first-class. Malcolm McDowell plays ...

  18. Voyage of the Damned

    Other articles where Voyage of the Damned is discussed: Stuart Rosenberg: Films of the 1970s: Voyage of the Damned (1976) was more ambitious, a dramatization of the 1939 voyage of the ocean liner St. Louis, which transported German Jewish refugees who hoped to land in Havana; when permission to dock was denied there and elsewhere, the ship had to return…

  19. Voyage of the Damned

    Summary The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom. Drama ... At times a bit plodding, Voyage of the Damned certainly succeeds in making its point, as did the conniving Hitler: It's harder to condemn the perpetrators of racism ...

  20. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

    The shapeshifting contradictions of Orson Welles were captured on film over a hundred times, for the better part of half a century. Posters for some once-celebrated, perhaps-forgotten films. The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from ...

  21. PDF Summary of Voyage Of The

    The opening section of "Voyage Of The Damned" sets the stage for an extraordinary and deeply moving story that demands to be told. The reader is left with a burning curiosity to uncover the full extent of the tragedy that unfolded aboard the ill-fated SS St. Louis. As they turn the page to delve into the rest of the summary, the reader is

  22. Voyage of the Damned by Frances White

    Voyage of the Damned is a book that started so well. Or, rather, reasonably well. Enjoyably enough well. And then it went rapidly downhill. When it was going well, it felt a kind of lighthearted mystery (albeit with a fair amount of gruesome murder). The main character is, in the nicest way (also known as I'm failing to find the words I want ...

  23. Voyage of the Damned

    VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED's endearingly quirky main character is the shining star of this magical, murderous, romantic romp through a fantasy world as colorful as it is captivating. Boundless imagination, sparkling prose—and a knack for the heartwarming moments as well as the hilarious—all combine to make Frances White a force to be reckoned ...

  24. Megan's review of Voyage of the Damned

    Voyage of the Damned by. Frances White (Goodreads Author) Megan 's review May 04, 2024 it was ok. bookshelves: novel. The mystery kept me intrigued enough to keep reading, but damn was this a chore to get through. I didn't like any of the characters, the writing was not something I clicked with, and the whole thing felt very dragged out.