|Ghost of the China Sea|
|Directed by||Fred F. Sears|
|Produced by||Charles B. Griffith|
|Written by||Charles B. Griffith|
|Music by||Alexander Laszlo|
|Edited by||Charles Nelson|
Charles B. Griffith Productions
Polynesian Film Productions
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Ghost of the China Sea is a 1958 American war film released by Columbia Pictures co-written by Charles B. Griffith set during World War II. It was the last movie directed by Fred F. Sears who died of a heart attack in 1957.
During World War II, Japanese troops over-run a sugar cane plantation in the Philippines. Some survivors take over a small boat called the USS Frankenstein and attempt to sail to safety.
- David Brian as Martin French
- Lynn Bernay as Justine Woolf
- Jonathan Haze as Larry Peters
- Norman Wright as Darby Edwards
- Harry Chang as Hito Matsumo
- Gene Bergman as Sabatio Trinidad
- Kam Fong Chun as Pvt. Hakashima
- Mel Prestige as Gaetano Gato
- Jamie Del Rosario
- Dan Taba as Capt. Zaikaku
- Bud Pente as Col. McCutcheon
The film was the first of what was meant to be five movies made by Griffith for Columbia Pictures, but he ended up only making two - this and Forbidden Island. Both were shot on location in Hawaii.
- GHOST OF THE CHINA SEA Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 25, Iss. 288, (Jan 1, 1958): 142.
- Aaron W. Graham, 'Little Shop of Genres: An interview with Charles B. Griffith', Senses of Cinema, 15 April 2005 retrieved 22 June 2012
- Dennis Fischer, 'Charles B. Griffith: Not of this Earth', McGilligan, Patrick. Ed Backstory 3: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 60s Berkeley: University of California Press, c1997 1997 retrieved 22 June 2012
- Ghost of the China Sea on IMDb
- Ghost of the China Sea at TCMDB
- Ghost of the China Sea at New York Times
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