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Wake of the Red Witch (1948)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  1 March 1949 (USA)
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Captain Ralls fights Dutch shipping magnate Mayrant Sidneye for the woman he loves, Angelique Desaix, and for a fortune in gold aboard the Red Witch.

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Complete credited cast:
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Gail Russell ...
Angelique Desaix
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Samuel 'Sam' Rosen
Adele Mara ...
Teleia Van Schreeven
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Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye
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Harmenszoon Van Schreeven
Grant Withers ...
Capt. Wilde Youngeur
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Jacques Desaix
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Antonio 'Ripper' Arrezo
Dennis Hoey ...
Capt. Munsey
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Mr. Loring
Erskine Sanford ...
Dr. van Arken
Duke Kahanamoku ...
Ua Nuke
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Captain Ralls fights Dutch shipping magnate Mayrant Sidneye for the woman he loves, Angelique Desaix, and for a fortune in gold aboard the Red Witch. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Romance! Adventure!...as wild as the RAGING SEAS!

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Action | Adventure

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1 March 1949 (USA)  »

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$1,200,343 (estimated)
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Trivia

The rubber octopus used in this movie was later stolen by Edward D. Wood Jr.'s crew and used in Bride of the Monster (1955). They forgot to steal the motor that ran the tentacles though, so Bela Lugosi was forced to wrap the tentacles around him while he "fought" the beast. See more »

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When Sidney is walking with the lady, the moving background is moving much too fast. See more »

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Referenced in John Wayne: On Board with the Duke (1997) See more »

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Nocturne in E Flat Major, Opus 9, No. 2
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Mythical uneven story with great acting of Wayne and Russell
25 September 2005 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is kind of out-of-way stuff for the duke, closest he got to again in "Reap the wild wind". It is basically a Wuthering Heights of the Southern Seas, with a very young and slim Wayne being pulled into a story of intrigue and lost love by the most beautiful Gail Russell. Great pity that her early death prevented her from rising to true stardom, but she truly holds her own next to the Duke in this strange, patchwork story of a true love. If you can hold of it, view it and enjoy it. And it once again convinces me, that John Wayne could pull off almost everything convincingly, giving tribute to him being a real quality actor after all.


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