Main title from The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)

The Ship That Died of Shame


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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 35min |
| Stars: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen | Director: Basil Dearden

The wartime crew of a motor gunboat buy the vessel and go into postwar business as smugglers


British actor Richard Attenborough in a publicity shot
George Hoskins
George Baker
Bill Randall
Bill Owen
Birdie Dick
British actress, Virginia McKenna, wears a crucifix pendant
Helen Randall
Bernard Lee
Sam Brewster, the Customs Officer
Ralph Truman
Sir Richard
John Chandos
Harold Goodwin
Second Customs Officer
John Longden
The Detective
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The Ship That Died of Shame (1955) Blu-ray cover from Studiocanal [2023] (1)
Main title from The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)


Basil Dearden
Director / Writer
Michael Balcon
Michael Relph
Producer / Writer (screenplay)
Nicholas Monsarrat
Writer (from the story by) / Writer (novel)
John Whiting
Writer / Writer (screenplay)


Ealing Studios
Production company
General Film Distributors (GFD)
Distribution company