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Voyage of the Damned: The True Story of Survival (UK, 1976)

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg. Cast: Faye Dunaway, Max Von Sydow, Oskar Werner, Malcolm McDowell, Orson Welles, James Mason, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker. Departing Hamburg in high spirits, 937 Jewish Germans have been offered safe haven in Havana, Cuba, in 1939. The passengers are looking forward to their new life. However, the whole voyage is actually a Nazi propaganda scheme and the passengers are never really intended to be allowed ashore once they reach their destination. After weeks of unsuccessful pleas they are forced to return back to Europe. Based on true events concerning the tragic 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis. Based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts. 155 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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