#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1939, Germany’s Hamburg-America Line announced a voyage from Germany to Cuba. 937 people, the vast majority being Jews, signed up for the opportunity to escape Nazi Germany. Unbeknownst to the passengers, the visas they purchased were from a corrupt Cuban director of immigration, and they were invalid. Upon arrival in Havana, only 28 people were allowed to disembark, while the rest remained on board for weeks as they sailed to Florida, and eventually Canada, searching for safe haven. Sadly the ship returned to Antwerp after more than a month at sea. Forced back under Nazi rule as the low countries fell, it is estimated that approximately 250 of the refugees died in the extermination camps in occupied Poland.
Plot: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler’s Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
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I’d been curious about this one…
…as the studio had floated this one as their big Oscar-bait of the year before it pretty much dropped off the face of the earth, and it’s easy to see why–For the first hour, in the story of a thousand 1939 German refugees relocated to Cuba as a propaganda stunt, we get so many of the standard “Wartime passengers of destiny” subplots, those who didn’t know their history would think it was a rewritten Titanic epic, and the ship was going to sink. The story, of course, is that a corrupt, bureaucratic Cuba didn’t want them, a 30’s isolationist US wouldn’t take them, and the doomed passengers might ultimately be sent back to Germany. That should be drama but it’s oddly uninvolving–Compared to the less realistic Wartime Passengers of Destiny in Robert Wise’s The Hindenburg that same year, that one had a better feel for prewar tensions hiding in luxury class…”Hindenburg” made you dream of traveling on luxury zeppelin, “Voyage” just makes you feel like you’re on a long trip with a rude staff.
Director Stuart Rosenberg plays the Jewish-history angle too subjectively, since he acts as if the audience is already on his side from the beginning, like “Schindler’s List Goes to Havana”. 70’s-era Faye Dunaway plays her usual ruthless hysterics, Max Von Sydow is the sympathetic ship captain, and Ben Gazzara gets the noble speeches as the government representative, but most of it falls apart in the over-the-top climaxes. Malcolm McDowell looks a bit confused at having to play a good character as a teen steward who finds romance (when he helps foil a German-intelligence ploy, watch the Alex deLarge bad-boy come back out again) . Orson Welles shows up as a Cuban bureaucrat, but with his strange 70’s-Welles delivery, you’re genuinely not sure whether he’s trying for “casual raconteur”, or whether he’s befuddled by his own lines because he was at the career point where he couldn’t remember them anymore.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 35 min (155 min), 3 hr 2 min (182 min) (video) (USA)
Genre Drama, War
Director Stuart Rosenberg
Writer Steve Shagan, David Butler, Gordon Thomas
Actors Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. 1 win & 9 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA (uncredited) (prints), Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm