Mystery Ship (1941)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Mystery Ship was one of the last of Columbia's pre-Pearl Harbor "preparedness" melodramas. Paul Kelly and Larry Parks are cast as G-men Allan Harper and Tommy Baker, assigned to maintain control on a most unusual prison ship. The "passengers" are crooks and saboteurs who've been designated as undesirables and shipped off for deportation to an unnamed foreign country. While on the high seas, the human "cargo" mutinies, which could spell curtains for Harper and actually does precipitate the death of Baker. Making matters worse is the presence of newspaper reporter Patricia Marshall (Lola Lane), who stowed away in the first reel and may not survive to the last.

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boating, conflict, convict, deportation, escape, escort, group, investigation, journalism, locked-up, prison, reporter, stowaway, transportation