1935 Mystery of the Marie Celeste

The Mystery of the Marie Celeste – 1935

Alternative title: The Phantom Ship 

Guaranteed Pictures with the famous “Q” ship “Mary B Mitchell” as Mary Celeste 
Filming Locations: Falmouth, Cornwall, Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Black & White 60 minutes


Having won the hand of Sarah from his rival. Captain Benjamin Briggs sets out to recruit a crew for his voyage on the Mary Celeste. A mad seaman seeks revenge by killing the crew and passengers in a story of the mysterious events that led to a ship without a person on board. 


Photography 1
Photography 2
Art Direction
Musical Direction
Supervised by
Directed by

Charles Larkworhy
Denison Clift
Geoffrey Faithfull
Eric Cross
J Elder Wills
Eric Ansell
Billy Day
H Fraser Passmore
Denison Clift


Anton Lorenson
Captain Benjamin
Sarah Briggs
Captain Morehead
Olly Deveau
Andy Gilling
Charlie Kaye
Adrian Harbens
Volkerk Grot
Horatio Sprague
James Winchester
Commander Mahon
Tom Goodschard
Tommy Duggan
Peter Tooley
Ponta Katz
Sailor Hoffman

Bella Lugosi
Arthur Matgeston
Shirley Grey
Clifford McLagan
Bruce Gordon
Gibson Gowland
Terrance Demarney
J. Edward Pearce
Herbert Cameron
Wilfred Essex
James Carew
Monty Doyle
Alec Fraser
Edmund Willard
Dennis Hoey
George Mozart
Johnnie Schofield
Guner Moir
Ben Welden


The Mystery of the Mary Celeste was filmed in Falmouth, and was Bella Lugosi’s only film for Hammer.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection