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Yankee Buccaneer (1952)

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Captain David Porter of the fledgling American Navy receives orders to masquerade as a privateer in order to corral some Caribbean pirates.

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Countess Margarita La Raguna
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Count Domingo Del Prado
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Joseph Vitale ...
Scarjack
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A United States Navy ship in the first half of the 19th century, under the command of Captain David Porter, is expecting to put ashore after a year on the seas; but the arrival of one of Porter's ex-students, the willful and independent Lieutenant David Farragut, brings a new mission: to disguise the ship and crew as a pirate ship and help the Navy locate the criminals who have been robbing America's merchant fleet. But as Farragut's disobedience threatens the safety of the crew, they stumble upon an international conspiracy. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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SEA ADVENTURE! (original print ad - all caps)


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17 April 1953 (Finland)  »

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Unter falscher Flagge  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While 'Errol Flynn' was recovering from a broken ankle while filming Against All Flags (1952), Universal took advantage of the standing sets by putting together this modest epic during the hiatus. See more »

Goofs

Canon were secured against rolling across the decks. The scene where Flint is pinioned by the loose cargo, barrels, and rolling canon would not have happened. See more »

Quotes

Chief Petty Officer Link: [Speaking of Porter] As an instructor it was his job to chew midshipmen off, and just between us, you gave him plenty of cause.
Lt. David Farragut: When a man's religion is the book of Navy regulations, he gotta be sour inside, and your captain's a very sour man, Mr. Link.
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Summary of: Yankee Buccaneer staring Jeff Chandler.
30 October 1998 | by (Bridgeport,WV) – See all my reviews

Yankee Buccaneer is a pretty good action at sea movie. I had just recently seen it on AMC. I thought that Jeff Chandler played a brilliant part in the movie. Has some action and some good acting. I think you will like this movie and should give it a chance. On a scale of 1-10 I give it an 8.


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