|Coast of Skeletons|
|Directed by||Robert Lynn|
|Screenplay by||Anthony Scott Veitch|
|Story by||Harry Alan Towers|
|Based on||Sanders of the River|
by Edgar Wallace
|Produced by||Harry Alan Towers|
|Edited by||John Trumper|
|Music by||Christopher Whelen|
Towers of London Films
S.A. Film Studios
|Distributed by||Towers of London|
Coast of Skeletons is a 1965 adventure film, directed by Robert Lynn and starring Richard Todd and Dale Robertson. It is a sequel to the 1963 film Death Drums Along the River, and just as that film, it uses the characters from Edgar Wallace's 1911 novel Sanders of the River and Zoltán Korda's 1935 film based on the novel, but placed in a totally different story. Coast of Skeletons was released in Germany as Sanders und das Schiff des Todes/ Sanders and the Ship of Death.
Following independence, the unnamed British colony where Commissioner Harry Sanders has been working for many years sacks its British police force. So Sanders returns to London, where he soon finds work for an insurance company, which wants him to oversee a project to dredge for diamonds in the shallow waters off South West Africa.
Sanders soon finds himself drawn into a web of insurance fraud, a secret hunt for World War II gold bullion, and a rivalrous love triangle between a flamboyant American diamond prospector, a former German U-boat commander in the employ of the American, and the German’s very young wife.