PG | | Drama, War
The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.
Maria Charles, Robert Brown and Ben Aris all ended up on the cutting room floor.
The only thing I've been offered on this island of bananas, cigars and whores
Jose Estedes: Were a poor country - we must sell what we have.
Troper: Including your politicians?
Jose Estedes: No. You don't honestly believe that Cuba has a monopoly on corruption?
In the film, the ship's hull is white. The real-life St. Louis had a dark hull.
Opening credits prologue: Saturday, May 13th, 1939 Hamburg Harbor
A version running a length of 182 minutes, released in 1980 on a double-cassette Magnetic Video, was released in 1980. The current video version, from Artisan/Live runs 158 minutes (even though the video cover says 137 minutes).