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Captain Scarface (1953)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 15 October 1953 (USA)
A man desperate to leave South America books passage on a freighter, and learns that the captain has made plans to force a scientist to participate in a mission of destruction.

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Sam (as Lief Erickson)
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Perro
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Don Dillaway ...
Crofton
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Manuel
John Mylong ...
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The Banos has exploded and sunk at sea, but another freighter, also called the Banos, is now loading at a South American port, under the command of a man known as 'Captain Scarface'. On shore at the Los Rios Hotel, a number of passengers are waiting to board the ship. Sam Wilton is in trouble, and needs to get back to the USA quickly. Ilse Yeager is waiting to be reunited with her father, who arrives with Mr. Kroll, an associate of Captain Scarface. A man named Clegg, who has just completed some work for the captain, also arrives and demands money from Kroll. Meanwhile, the captain is expecting Dr. Yeager, whom he plans to force into helping him on a mission of destruction. Written by Snow Leopard

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Atom Bomb Smuggled In Hold Of Ship! See more »


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The name of the boat "Los Baños" means "the bathrooms" in Spanish. See more »

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Great Plot, North to Panama
5 June 2005 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

Hi, Everyone, Barton MacLane is always a good bad guy. He has adopted an interesting accent for this ocean journey black and white adventure. All the cast does well even though the fight scenes are somewhat slow.

The plot is probably more believable today than it was 50 years ago. Some of the stock footage of the ships is very nice.

If this were remade today with Steven Segal this would be a great action flick. I don't think it would be any better as far as the storytelling, but the special effects would be majestic. I like this version enough to watch it once a year without getting tired of it.

Tom Willett


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