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Director:
Writers:
Kenneth Roberts (based on the novel: "Captain Caution" by)
Grover Jones (screen play)
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Release Date:
9 August 1940 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
When her father dies, a young woman helps a young man take command of the ship to fight the British during the war of 1812. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Starts off pretty well but soon bogs down into a dull and pretty silly story See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Victor Mature ... Dan Marvin
Louise Platt ... Corunna
Leo Carrillo ... Argandeau

Bruce Cabot ... Slade
Robert Barrat ... Capt. Dorman
Vivienne Osborne ... Victorine

Miles Mander ... Lieut. Strope
El Brendel ... Slushy
Roscoe Ates ... Chips
Andrew Tombes ... Sad Eyes
Aubrey Mather ... Mr. Potter

Alan Ladd ... Newton

J. Pat O'Malley ... Fish Peddler (as Pat O'Malley)
Lloyd Corrigan ... Capt. Stannage
Ted Osborne ... Capt. Decatur
Ann Codee ... Landlady
Romaine Callender ... English Officer
Pierre Watkin ... American Consul
Clifford Severn ... Travers (as Clifford Severn Jr.)
Bud Jamison ... Blinks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Billings ... Prisoner in Brig (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Tough Sailor in Brig (uncredited)
Sven Hugo Borg ... Sailor (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... French Officer (uncredited)
James Dime ... Sailor / Barfly in Pub (uncredited)
Martin Faust ... Marty - Lookout (uncredited)
Budd Fine ... Sailor (uncredited)
Bud Geary ... Sailor (uncredited)
John George ... Sailor (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... English Ship's Brig Officer (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Stannage's Officer Aide (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Jim - English Ship's Brig Officer (uncredited)
Frank Lackteen ... Mr. Furneaux - Slade's Mate (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Prisoner in Brig (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Sailor Drinking Emetic (uncredited)
Colin Mackenzie ... Sailor (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh ... Lt. Briggs (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... French Seaman in Pub (uncredited)
Gene Morgan ... Hatch (uncredited)
Carl Mudge ... Sailor (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... English Sailor Who Pleads for Water (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Sailor (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... Barfly in Pub (uncredited)
William Sundholm ... Bill - a Sailor (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Wallace 
 
Writing credits
Kenneth Roberts (based on the novel: "Captain Caution" by)

Grover Jones (screen play)

Produced by
Grover Jones .... producer (uncredited)
Hal Roach .... executive producer (uncredited)
Richard Wallace .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Phil Ohman (musical score by)
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James E. Newcom (edited by) (as James Newcom)
 
Art Direction by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Set Decoration by
William Stevens (set decorations) (as W.L. Stevens)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harve Foster .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Randall .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Charles D. Hall .... special effects photography designed by
Roy Seawright .... special effects photography
Frank Young .... special effects photographed by
 
Stunts
George Suzanne .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Walter Plunkett .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Foster Carling .... lyrics by
Phil Ohman .... music by
Irvin Talbot .... orchestra conductor
 
Other crew
Bernard Carr .... associate director
Hal Roach .... presenter
Richard Talmadge .... associate director
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
86 min | West Germany:79 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #6439) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Starts off pretty well but soon bogs down into a dull and pretty silly story, 26 February 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The first few minutes of this film hooked me and I had hopes that it would be an excellent film. After all, the idea of a film set during the War of 1812 was intriguing--this is a subject rarely talked about in movies. However, after a short time, it became obvious that the film was high on the anachronism factor--in other words, having people behaving totally uncharacteristically from that time period. The notion of a lady sea captain setting off to attack and punish the British just never would have or could have happened in 1812. While this was silly, it still didn't mean the film couldn't have been exciting. Unfortunately, even if you ignore this plot problem, about a half hour into the film it also became amazingly dull and talky. Instead of an Errol Flynn-style adventure film, it just all ground to an almost complete halt. Sure, it picked up for the rousing conclusion, but by then I had really lost interest and just wanted the whole thing to end due to poor writing. Plus, in this conclusion, it made fighting in a naval battle look FUN! This "fun" element is pretty stupid as well as a bit disturbing--and further evidence it is a mediocre film.

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