Mr Carthew (Brian Abbot) spots a ship as he and the pastor (George Doran) are stoking the beacon fire. Miss Fortescue (Mollie Kerwin) and Mr Packer (Desmond Hay) form a bond over his secret stash of whiskey. The ship’s imminent arrival brings on another brawl, between the pastor and another passenger, Mr Green (Moncrief Macallum), leading to the unmasking of the killer.
The film manages to fit a lot of fighting into its relatively short duration, but there’s a reason for the pastor’s apparent pugnaciousness. Once again, the location outshines the script, direction and acting – but there’s a nice touch of humour in the drunk scene, especially from Hay-Simpson (who would soon be lost at sea).