The Wreck of the Mary Deare

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The Wreck of the Mary Deare ★★½ 1959

Slow-moving adventure drama focusing on the wreck of the freighter called the Mary Deare. Heston plays a ship salvager who comes upon a seemingly empty ship one night and Cooper is the only crew member on board. Special effects are the main attraction in this interesting sea drama. Film originally was to be directed by Hitchcock, but he turned down the offer to do “North by Northwest.” 105m/C VHS, DVD . GB Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams, Cecil Parker, Alexander Knox, Virginia McKenna, Richard Harris; D: Michael Anderson Sr.; W: Eric Ambler.