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The Wreck of the Hesperus (1948)

Approved | | Drama | 5 February 1948 (USA)
John Macready, a seafaring captain, who has been beached for losing his ship, goes into the salvage-from-wrecked-vessels business with lovable old George Lockhart,and is leading the fight ... See full summary »

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Deborah Allen (as Patricia White)
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Pastor West
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Ned Jones
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Nathaniel
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John Macready, a seafaring captain, who has been beached for losing his ship, goes into the salvage-from-wrecked-vessels business with lovable old George Lockhart,and is leading the fight against the erection of a lighthouse that would tend to do damage to the salvage business. Macready's brother, Angus, dies in a shipwreck, and Macreday begins to suspect that his lovable old partner may be causing the ship wrecks by misdirecting the vessels. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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OUT OF DARK SEAS...DARK DEEDS! OUT OF SOFT ARMS...WILD RAPTURE! (original print ad - all caps)

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5 February 1948 (USA)  »

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El naufragio del Hesperus  »

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Charming Period Piece
21 October 2002 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

This grade B retelling of the Longfellow poem is not great art, but it's a good movie for children, especially for a rainy afternoon. Stalwart Willard Parker does battle with a ton of stock footage of storms and ships at sea; and the film is amiable, moving along at a nice clip. Old New England is seldom depicted in old movies (or new ones for that matter), and it's always fascinating to see how it's recreated. This is is a nice reimagining of a bygone era. The actors are more than adequate; avuncular and reassuring, as in a Disney film.


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