FILM : Ghost Ship
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Ghost Ship 1952 Hazel Court, Dermot Walsh, Hugh Burden, John Robinson, Joss Ambler Southwick, Shoreham, Bognor Regis, Sussex
Director : Vernon Sewell   Production Company : Vernon Sewell Productions  Region : SOUTH EAST E-L

A young couple decide to buy a luxury steamboat and make light of rumours that it is haunted. After eventually taking it so sea they gradually realize that the story is perhaps true and summon professional help. Eventually an expert uncovers a horrifying secret about the boat’s previous owners.

Screen shots and uncredited now shots uploaded by Richard Lovejoy.

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Ghost Ship (Classic Horror Collection) [DVD]

With thanks to John Lord for advising me of the filming location and hence prompt me to acquire a copy of the film that I had been meaning to do for ages.

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Ghost Ship - Margaret and Guy Thornton (Hazel Court and Dermot Walsh) arrive at the boatyard to view the boat that they had seen advertised. Riverside, Southwick, West Sussex with the Old Town Hall in the background.
Ghost Ship

gship001. Margaret and Guy Thornton (Hazel Court and Dermot Walsh) arrive at the boatyard to view the boat that they had seen advertised. Riverside, Southwick, West Sussex with the Old Town Hall in the background.

gship001n. At least the "Old Town Hall" survives even if it is looking for tenants. A local told me that the building on the left burned down.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2016)

Ghost Ship - They survey the boats in the yard but everything looks rather run down.
Ghost Ship

gship002. They survey the boats in the yard but everything looks rather run down.

gship002n. The wall is the only remaining feature.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2016)

Ghost Ship - Guy explains to Margaret the difference between a “boat” and “ship”. All the background shops on Albion Street have long gone.
Ghost Ship

gship003. Guy explains to Margaret the difference between a “boat” and “ship”. All the background shops on Albion Street have long gone.

gship003n. How times have changed.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2016)

Ghost Ship - The Yacht Port Manager (Joss Ambler) reluctantly agrees to show them the vessel that they had seen advertised.
Ghost Ship

gship004. The Yacht Port Manager (Joss Ambler) reluctantly agrees to show them the vessel that they had seen advertised.

gship004n. That particular area is now full of parked cars.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2016)

Ghost Ship - They see the potential in the run down vessel and go with the Manager to his office to learn more of its history.
Ghost Ship

gship005. They see the potential in the run down vessel and go with the Manager to his office to learn more of its history.

gship005n. Vague similarities to "as was".
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2016)

Ghost Ship - The story begins to unfold as they go up the stairs.
Ghost Ship

gship006. The story begins to unfold as they go up the stairs.

gship006n. Not sure where you have to go for "Groceries and Provisions" these days.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2016)

Ghost Ship - The ship “Cyclops” was one day found floating with no one aboard and later a body was washed up at supposedly Bognor Regis, the groyns certainly seem to match. John Lord believes this to be Southwick with the Dyeworks chimney in Portslade back on the horizon.
Ghost Ship

gship007. The ship “Cyclops” was one day found floating with no one aboard and later a body was washed up at supposedly Bognor Regis, the groyns certainly seem to match. John Lord believes this to be Southwick with the Dyeworks chimney in Portslade back on the horizon.

gship007n. Southwick beach with Brighton on the horizon. I tried Bognor Regis too but this seems a better match. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 12-02-2016)

Ghost Ship - With the discovery of the body the coroners court is adjourned. A shot of a police station to establish where the inquest was being held.
Ghost Ship

gship008. With the discovery of the body the coroners court is adjourned. A shot of a police station to establish where the inquest was being held.

gship008n. The old police station in Tarmount Lane, Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex. Closed in 1973 and now used as a children's nursery. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 13-02-2016)

Ghost Ship - Despite the story of the ship being haunted and the Manager doing what he can to put them off buying it they depart proposing to make an offer during the week.
Ghost Ship

gship009. Despite the story of the ship being haunted and the Manager doing what he can to put them off buying it they depart proposing to make an offer during the week.

gship009n. Once again the only remaining item...the wall.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2016)

Ghost Ship - Once purchased they set about “doing her up”. The ship actually named
Ghost Ship

gship010. Once purchased they set about “doing her up”. The ship actually named "Gelert", was owned by the Director and writer of the film, Vernon Sewell. Shoreham Dry Dock.

gship010n. The dry dock remains active to this day.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2016)

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