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The Spanish Main (1945)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  October 1945 (USA)
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Laurent van Horn is the leader of a band of Dutch refugees on a ship seeking freedom in the Carolinas, when the ship is wrecked on the coast of Cartagene. governed by Don Juan Alvardo, ... See full summary »

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Walter Slezak ...
Don Juan Alvarado
Binnie Barnes ...
John Emery ...
Capt. Mario Du Billar
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Capt. Benjamin Black
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Pillery Gow
Fritz Leiber ...
Bishop
Nancy Gates ...
Lupita
Jack La Rue ...
Lt. Escobar (as Jack LaRue)
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Erik Swaine
Ian Keith ...
Captain Lussan
Curt Bois ...
Paree
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Commandante
Victor Kilian ...
Santa Madre Captain
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Laurent van Horn is the leader of a band of Dutch refugees on a ship seeking freedom in the Carolinas, when the ship is wrecked on the coast of Cartagene. governed by Don Juan Alvardo, Spainish ruler. Alvarado has Laurent thrown in prison, but the latter escapes, and five-years later is a pirate leader. He poses as the navigator on a ship in which Contessa Francesca, daughter of a Mexican noble, is traveling on her way to marry Alvarado, whom she has never seen. Laurent's pirates capture the ship and Francesa, in order to save another ship, gives her hand-in-marriage to Laurent, who sails her to the pirate hideout. This irks the jealous Anne Bonney and,also, Captain Benjamin Black, who was already irked, anyway. They overpower Laurent and send Francesa to Alvarado, and then Mario du Billar, trusted right-hand man, makes a deal to deliver Laurent to Alvarado also. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Los piratas del mar Caribe  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

The voice of Victor Kilian (Captain of the Santa Madre) is dubbed by a different actor. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Swain fights Captain Black, Captain van Horn watches with his hands tied behind his back. At the beginning of the fight van Horn is wearing a red jacket which disappears halfway through the fight. See more »

Quotes

[dying words, to the Contessa]
Anne Bonney: Head him for the Carolinas... and there, good sailing.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The Spanish Main--cruel, oppressive and ruthless, where power alone was a man's single title to everything he held dear, including his very life. It was, thus, a cruel fate that a peaceful Dutch pilgrim ship should be driven there by torrential waves--and crash upon the rocks immediately outside Cartagena, its most remorseless citadel. See more »

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Maureen O'Hara this time with Paul Henreid.
13 June 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I really must say how much i enjoy this movie a great deal. It has the gorgeous Paul Henreid as the romantic hero and Beautiful Maureen O'Hara ( as two reviewers are clearly blind for one, in Hollywood of the 1940's women always looked older due to the amount of makeup and hairstyles they have and for the second, manly Jaw i have yet to see anything manly about Maureen O'Hara in any of her films. Rude just Rude.) I am now finished with my rant only to say how much i adore this movie and Walter Slezak as the baddie he always seemed to play in films of the 4o's.If Swashbuckle films of the 1930's and 1940's are your thing them make sure to check this out.


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