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Wreck of the Mary Deare Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gary Cooper

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A small salvage boat almost collides with a freighter during a storm. The captain of salvage boat (Charlton Heston) boards the apparently deserted freighter under difficult conditions. He is elated at what promises to be a lucrative salvage operation. This is short-lived however, as he discovers the half-crazed captain (Gary Cooper) still aboard. Due to worsening weather, he is stranded on the freighter. To his horror he discovers the captain intends to beach the ship on a reef. He tries to stop him, but is either convinced or indimidated into cooperating. The two men head for shore in a life boat and are rescued.

The second half of the film covers the inquest into the wreck. The motives of the troubled captain are gradually revealed. He emerges as a troubled, uncommunicative, but honest man, who is the victim of an unscrupulous owner.
The review of this Movie prepared by V. N. Dvornychenko








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Disaster, big vehicle    -   Yes Kind of vehicle:    -   boat

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   civilian sailor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   lifeboat    -   lost at sea    -   scuba under Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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