Mutiny (1952)

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Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Mark Stevens ...
Capt. James Marshall
Capt. Ben Waldridge
Gene Evans ...
Robert Osterloh ...
Feversham, gunner
Peter Brocco ...
Sykes, gunner
Emerson Treacy ...
Council Speaker
Morris Ankrum ...
Capt. Radford
Todd Karns ...
Andrews (as Todd Karnes)


Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a cashiered former British Navy captain. Waldridge brings his former gun crew...who begin plotting mutiny as soon as they learn there'll be gold aboard. The gold duly arrives, and with it Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie, who's fond of a bit of gold herself. Which side is Waldridge really on? Written by Rod Crawford <>

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19 March 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meuterei auf dem Piratenschiff  »

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1.37 : 1
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During the early discussion on how to get the gold to America, the question is asked why the the French can't bring it, and somebody says that Britain and France are not at war. He clearly hadn't heard of the Peninsula War then raging in Spain. See more »


Lt. Vaughan: Your name?
Seaman Edward Jones: Edward Jones.
Lt. Vaughan: You were born in Liverpool, weren't you?
Seaman Edward Jones: Aye, but I'm an American! I've lived in Boston for over twenty...
Lt. Vaughan: Born British, forever British. That's His Majesty's law!
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A wasted opportunity
30 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Where to begin with this bottom of the barrel adventure? Dmytryk was always an inconsistent director able to produce fine films like "The Caine Mutiny" and "Broken Lance" as well as high gloss trash such as "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Where Love Has Gone" and slug like this. Strictly paying the rent actors give lackluster performances. Angela looks great and gives the film's best performance but why oh why is she wearing a 1950's evening dress on a warship in 1812? Painfully obvious that this was filmed on the cheap in a studio tank with low lighting to cover the sets shortcomings. A shame since there are not a lot a films about this time period so a wasted opportunity like this is doubly disappointing.

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