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Director:
Writers:
Kenneth Roberts (based on the novel: "Captain Caution" by)
Grover Jones (screen play by)
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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:
Kenneth Roberts story gets "B" film treatment... 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)
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Directed by
Richard Wallace 
 
Writing credits
Kenneth Roberts (based on the novel: "Captain Caution" by)

Grover Jones (screen play by)

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 (art direction)
 
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 recording
 
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 by
 
Music Department
Foster Carling .... lyrics by
Phil Ohman .... music by
Irvin Talbot .... orchestra conducted by
 
Other crew
Bernard Carr .... associate director
Hal Roach .... presents
Richard Talmadge .... associate director
 
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Additional Details

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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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J. Pat O'Malley's first film.See more »
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0 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Kenneth Roberts story gets "B" film treatment..., 20 February 2007
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

VICTOR MATURE was an actor on the rise in the early '40s and here he gets his star turn in what is essentially a "B" picture, more lavish in its appearance than most low-budget films, and interesting because it gives us a glimpse of the early ALAN LADD in the background. LOUISE PLATT is too demure in appearance to play the spitfire type the script designates, as the feisty daughter of slain sea captain ROBERT BARRAT.

BRUCE CABOT and LEO CARRILLO are among the Americans that get caught up in the skirmish aboard ship when the British attack during the War of 1812. The action sequences are robust enough but sub-standard in presentation. Cabot plays his usual role as a scheming villain with romantic notions about the captain's daughter and Carrillo is supposed to serve as comedy relief but gets on the nerves with his accent and obvious comic ways.

With plot complications that are typical of Kenneth Roberts' historical novels, none of it stirs more than ordinary interest--routine film-making at best from the Hal Roach studios.

Summing up: Action film ruined by a boring cast of cardboard characters not worth caring about and a very miscast leading lady.

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