The Wreck of the Mary Deare

The Wreck of the Mary Deare

Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, and Michael Redgrave star in this seafaring drama about the skipper of a sunken ship who stands trial for negligence. In the English Channel, John Sands (Heston), captain of a small rescue ship, finds the freighter Mary Deare drifting. Although there's only a little fire, the whole crew seems to have left the ship--except for its half-crazed captain, Gideon Patch (Cooper). After the ship is scuttled, Patch testifies before a disbelieving court. Determined to prove Patch's innocence, the two captains dive down to the sunken Mary Deare to dredge up the evidence they need.
Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, and Michael Redgrave star in this seafaring drama about the skipper of a sunken ship who stands trial for negligence. In the English Channel, John Sands (Heston), captain of a small rescue ship, finds the freighter Mary Deare drifting. Although there's only a little fire, the whole crew seems to have left the ship--except for its half-crazed captain, Gideon Patch (Cooper). After the ship is scuttled, Patch testifies before a disbelieving court. Determined to prove Patch's innocence, the two captains dive down to the sunken Mary Deare to dredge up the evidence they need.