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.