Cinema: New Picture, Feb. 29, 1960

The Last Voyage (M-G-M). "Fire in the engine room!" These are the first words in this film, the first jab of what turns out to be the most violently overstimulating experience of the new year in cinema: an attempt by two shrewd shock merchants, Andrew and Virginia Stone (Julie, Cry Terror!) to give the mass audience a continuous, 91-minute injection of adrenaline.

The captain (George Sanders) of the liner Claridon, several days at sea with 1,500 passengers aboard, is not alarmed by the news of the fire, and fortune at first seems to smile on...

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