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Title of the Film VESSEL OF WRATH
Alternative Titles THE BEACHCOMBER (US)
English Titles  
Year of Release 1938
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 95
Length (in meters) 2595
Colour b/w
Genre Drama
Based on/Source Novel by W. Somerset Maugham
Production Companies Mayflower Pictures Corporation
Producer(s) Erich Pommer
Director Erich Pommer
Cast Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton, Tyrone Guthrie
Literature Times, 2 March 1938
Kinematograph Weekly, 3 March 1938
Jewish Chronicle, 4 March 1938
Film Weekly, 5 March 1938
Pariser Tageszeitung, 10 March 1938 (PEM)
Picturegoer Weekly, 19 March 1938
Monthly Film Bulletin, March 1938
London Mercury, April 1938
World Film News, April 1938 (John Grierson)
New York Times, 26 December 1938
Special notes  

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