The Lightship (1963 film)

The Lightship (German: Das Feuerschiff) is a 1963 West German thriller film directed by Ladislao Vajda and starring James Robertson Justice, Helmut Wildt and Dieter Borsche.[1] It is based on a story by Siegfried Lenz, which was adapted again as the 1985 film The Lightship.

The Lightship
Directed byLadislao Vajda
Produced by
Written by
Music byPeter Sandloff
CinematographyHeinz Pehlke
Edited byHermann Ludwig
Fono Film
Distributed byColumbia-Bavaria Film
Release date
5 March 1963
Running time
84 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Johannes Ott. It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin and on location in Copenhagen and Malmo.



  1. Goble p.281


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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