The Lightship (1963 film)

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The Lightship
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Directed by Ladislao Vajda
Written by
Produced by
Cinematography Heinz Pehlke
Edited by Hermann Ludwig
Music by Peter Sandloff
Fono Film
Distributed by Columbia-Bavaria Film
Release date
  • 5 March 1963 (1963-03-05)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryWest Germany
Language German

The Lightship (German : Das Feuerschiff) is a 1963 West German thriller film directed by Ladislao Vajda and starring James Robertson Justice, Helmut Wildt, and Dieter Borsche. [1] It is based on a story by Siegfried Lenz, which was adapted again as the 1985 film The Lightship .


The film's sets were designed by the art director Johannes Ott. It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin and on location in Copenhagen and Malmö.


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  1. Goble p. 281