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Mutiny (1952)

Approved  |   |  Adventure  |  19 March 1952 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Stevens ...
Capt. James Marshall
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Leslie
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Capt. Ben Waldridge
Gene Evans ...
Hook
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Redlegs
Robert Osterloh ...
Feversham, gunner
Peter Brocco ...
Sykes, gunner
Emerson Treacy ...
Council Speaker
Morris Ankrum ...
Capt. Radford
Todd Karns ...
Andrews (as Todd Karnes)
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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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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19 March 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meuterei auf dem Piratenschiff  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Shot in 18 days. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Capt. James Marshall: There's a British fleet sitting outside Salem harbor right now.
Col. Rogers: And the French coast will be blockaded by the time you get there.
Capt. James Marshall: I'm not worried about getting in, Colonel. It's getting back with ten million in gold bullion. That's a big risk.
Chairman Caleb Parsons: It's a risk that must be taken, Jim. It can mean the difference between winning and losing the war. Now, what about it?
Capt. James Marshall: We might be able to do it - with the help of one man.
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Ex naval officer recruits an old colleague to assist him to collect gold by ship.
5 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

All you 3 out of 10s are not looking at the 'big picture' here - the historical background added interest; the presence of a woman on board and a strong one at that; 'mateship' overriding one of the mens' love for that woman, and causing one to go to the assistance of the other and the good acting made this worthwhile for me. I did enjoy Angela Lansbury as the scheming grasping female lead! I could overlook the absence of full sized ships, however I was disappointed it was not in colour. We are so spoilt nowadays. There was a time when all movies were black and white only and when colourised movies were released everyone said people wouldn't like them, audiences would get ill watching them - how wrong they were. I'm surprised a film made in 1952 was B & W - there must have been a tight budget.


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