Torture Ship

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Torture Ship ★½ 1939

Director Halperin, who earlier made the minor horror classic “White Zombie,” was all at sea in this becalmed thriller about a mad doctor who uses convicts for glandular experiment in his shipboard laboratory. Based on the short story “A Thousand Deaths” by Jack London. 57m/B VHS, DVD . Lyle Talbot, Irving Pichel, Julie Bishop, Sheila (Manors) Mannors; D: Victor Halperin.