A heavily atmospheric study of Dix, the psychotic captain of a ship, and the effects of his terrorization of third mate Wade. The tormented Wade tries to inform the rest of the crew of Dix's sadistic behavior but is ignored. The captain continues on his monstrous path until he is knocked
out by fellow crew member Knaggs. This film was for many years out of distribution because of a lawsuit brought by Samuel Golding and Norbert Faulkner, who felt producer Lewton had stolen their like-titled play. The court agreed and pulled the film from theatrical release. It can now be heralded
as an excellent example of Lewton's ability to create a dark and sinister mood through ...