Ship of Fools Poster

Release Date: 1965

DVD Release Date: December 2nd, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
When an eclectic group of passengers boards a cruise ship bound for prewar Germany, they form a microcosm of 1930s society. One passenger, a mysterious countess (Simone Signoret), is headed for a German prison camp. The charming Dr. Schumann (Oskar Werner) harbors a debilitating heart condition. Then there's American divorcée Mary Treadwell (Vivien Leigh), who vainly attempts to outrun time itself. During their weeks at sea, the group forges bonds and rivalries, and unearths secrets.

Cast: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Oskar Werner, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, Jose Greco

Director: Stanley Kramer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Stanley Kramer Productions

Keywords: Rivalry, 1930s, Dark, Doctor, Forbidden love


Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)