Ship of Fools 03/10/18

Powerhouse Indicator

Secure one major book with a serious subject, sign up a wagonload of stars (including a legend or two) and make sure every cookie-cutter character explains themselves to the camera in close-up. That formula worked well for Stanley Kramer in 1965; his film hasn’t much of a reputation but the cast is gold. A bright new transfer makes the picture look very good. Starring an undeniably impressive cast: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Oskar Werner, Michael Dunn, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, Barbara Luna, Gila Golan. On Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.