Torture Ship (1939)

Director
Victor Halperin

Main cast
Lyle Talbot; Irving Pichel; Julie Bishop; Sheila Bromley; Eddie Holden

Genres
Horror, Sci-Fi

Description
A mad scientist performs experiments on "the criminal mind" on captured criminals on board his private ship.


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