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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 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
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During the War of 1812, in 1814 precisely, Silas Halsey lost his life while using a submarine in an unsuccessful attack on a British warship stationed in New London harbor. This is the only recorded use of one during that conflict. See more »
[Jim finds Captain Waldridge, his mentor, partying with three women]
Capt. James Marshall:
Suppose you scatter these sea gulls from your rigging. I'd like to talk to you about something serious.
Capt. Ben Waldridge:
You'll have to go, ladies, he's going to scold me. You know, I didn't tell you - it's a dark family secret - but Captain Marshall is my grandfather.
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I admit that I liked MUTINY, but I also admit that, had it run on longer than its 77 minute length, it would have quickly worn on me.
I've always been a sucker for seafaring films as well as historical ones, so the fact that MUTINY takes place at sea coupled with being set during the War of 1812 definitely worked to its advantage.
And then there was Angela Lansbury, sharpening her teeth for her role as Raymond Shaw's mother in 1962's THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. Lansbury's Leslie is a real tramp; a money-hungry social climber who returns with Patric Knowles to the ship only because she believes he's the Captain. When she finds out that he's only first-mate, her lovey-dovey ways fly right out the hatch. Lansbury is good here, the best performance in the film, and its worth watching for her alone.
I'll give it 6 out of 10 and say that its worth a watch if you find it on one rainy afternoon.
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