The Ship of Lost Souls

The Ship of Lost Souls or The Ship of Lost Men (German: Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen) is a 1929 German silent thriller film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Fritz Kortner, Marlene Dietrich and Robin Irvine.[1]

The Ship of Lost Souls
Marlene Dietrich in a scene from the film.
Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Produced byMax Glass
Written byFranzos Keremen (novel)
Maurice Tourneur
StarringFritz Kortner
Marlene Dietrich
Robin Irvine
CinematographyNicolas Farkas
Max Glass Film
Distributed byMesstro-Film
Release date
17 September 1929
Running time
121 minutes
German intertitles

It was Dietrich's last silent film before The Blue Angel made her an international star. It was shot at the Staaken Studios in Berlin, and partly on location around Rostock. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Franz Schroedter and Fritz Maurischat. It premièred on 17 September 1929 at the Ufa-Pavillon am Nollendorfplatz in Berlin.[2]



  1. Waldman p.141
  2. "September 1928". chroniknet. Retrieved 6 January 2016.


  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2001.
  • Wood, Ean. Divine Dietrich: Venus in Tails. Sanctuary, 2002.

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