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Writers:
Harold Lamb (1938 screenplays)
C. Gardner Sullivan (1938 screenplays)
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Release Date:
1 December 1958 (USA) See more »
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Piercing Drama of La Fitte - Man or Devil ? See more »
Plot:
During the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: General Andrew Jackson... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Watch the film and make up your own mind See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Yul Brynner ... Jean Lafitte

Claire Bloom ... Bonnie Brown

Charles Boyer ... Dominique You

Inger Stevens ... Annette Claiborne

Henry Hull ... Ezra Peavey

E.G. Marshall ... Gov. William Claiborne

Charlton Heston ... Gen. Andrew Jackson

Lorne Greene ... Mercier

Ted de Corsia ... Capt. Rumbo

Douglass Dumbrille ... Collector of the Port
Robert F. Simon ... Capt. Brown
Sir Lancelot ... Scipio
Fran Jeffries ... Cariba - Mawbee Girl
John Dierkes ... Deacon
Ken Miller ... Young Sentry
George Mathews ... Pyke
Leslie Bradley ... Capt. McWilliams (as Leslie E. Bradley)
Bruce Gordon ... Gramby
Barry Kelley ... Commodore Patterson
Robert Warwick ... Capt. Lockyer

Steven Marlo ... Beluche - Stevedore
James Todd ... Mr. Whipple
Jerry Hartleben ... Miggs
Onslow Stevens ... Phipps, Customs Inspector
Theodora Davitt ... Marie Claiborne
Wally Richard ... Lt. Shreve
Iris Adrian ... Captain Brown's Frowsy Wench
James Seay ... Creole Militia Officer
Reginald Sheffield ... Tripes
Stephen Chase ... Colonel Butler

Julia Faye ... Dowager at Sale

Woody Strode ... Toro (as Woodrow Strode)
Paul Newlan ... Capt. Flint

Norma Varden ... Madame Hilaire
John Hubbard ... Dragoon Capt. Wilkes
Brad Johnson ... Rocket Officer
Harry Shannon ... Tom Carruthers - Captain of the Corinthian

Henry Brandon ... British Major
Billie Lee Hart ... Lizzie - Girl at Spinet
Eric Alden ... Pirate

Majel Barrett ... Townswoman
Robert Carson ... Militia Major
Peter Coe ... Pirate
Ashley Cowan ... Mouse
Roger Creed ... Pirate
Pamela Matthews ... Mrs. Mercier (as Pamela Danova)
Rex Dante ... Captain Caldwell
Julio De Diego ... Miguel
Stewart East ... City Guard
Mickey Finn ... Eric - a Pirate

Kathleen Freeman ... Tina
Mimi Gibson ... Marjorie
Leonard Graves ... Chighizola
Raymond Greenleaf ... Junior State Senator
Ed Hinton ... Second Mate at Barataria (as Edgar Hinton)
Judd Holdren ... Major Reed
Robin Hughes ... Lt. Rogers
Chester Jones ... Cato
Fred Kohler Jr. ... First Sergeant
Walter Kray ... Townsman

Jack Kruschen ... Hans
Syl Lamont ... Lobo
Friedrich von Ledebur ... Captain Bart
Donald McLean ... Pirate
Phil Marco ... Villere
Agnes Marc ... Townswoman

Mike Mazurki ... Tarsus
Charles Meredith ... Senior Senator
Alberto Morin ... Major Latour
Alix Nagy ... Baratarian Woman
Thayer Roberts ... New Orleans Gentleman
Jack Pennick ... Yank - Pirate
Manuel Rojas ... Antonio Corona
Countess Elektra Rozanska ... Madame Duplessis
Paul Salata ... Pirate
Kurt Stevens ... New Orleans Gentleman
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Good Luck Charm Vendor
Ken Terrell ... Pirate (as Kenneth Terrell)
Harlan Warde ... Naval Aide to Patterson
Paul Wexler ... Horseface
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdullah Abbas ... Pirate (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Pirate (uncredited)
David Armstrong ... Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
William Bagdad ... Pirate with Lost Hand (uncredited)
Richard Bailey ... Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Vicki Bakken ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Richard Barron ... Regular Army Officer (uncredited)
George Barrows ... City Guard Turnkey (uncredited)
Ruth Batchelor ... Townswoman at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Jacqueline Beer ... Southern Belle / Baratarian Woman (uncredited)
Val Benedict ... First Mate of the Corinthian (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Townswoman (uncredited)
John Benson ... Stevedore (uncredited)
Robert Bice ... Militia Man (uncredited)
George Blagoi ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jimmie Booth ... Soldier (uncredited)
Nina Borget ... Buyer / Passenger (uncredited)
Tillie Born ... Black Vendor (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Peter Bourne ... Dragoon Lieutenant (uncredited)
Dorothy Elsa Boyar ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Jan Bradley ... Southern Belle (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Pirate (uncredited)
Florine Carlan ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Fred Carson ... City Guard (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Backwoodsman (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Monsieur Lesaint (uncredited)
Jerry Chiat ... Tumbler (uncredited)
Beulah Christian ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Milt Collins ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Pat Comiskey ... Stormy (uncredited)
Ruth Harris Conte ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Pirate (uncredited)
Myron Cook ... Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
Frank Cordell ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Thomas Cowan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Townsman (uncredited)
Stuart W. Culp ... Jackson Officer (uncredited)
Mason Curry ... Civilian (uncredited)
Tom Daly ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Monsieur Hillaire (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Southern Belle (uncredited)

John Deauville ... Officer (uncredited)

Cecil B. DeMille ... Himself - prologue (uncredited)
Diana Destine ... Southern Belle at Victory Ball (uncredited)
James Dime ... Pirate (uncredited)
Allan Douglas ... Townsman / Buyer (uncredited)
Arthur Dulac ... Passenger (uncredited)

Bill Erwin ... Civilian (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ... Soldier (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Dance Extra at Ball (uncredited)
Maude Fealy ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Aluísio Ferreira ... Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Pirate (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Ford ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Colonel Dale (uncredited)
Eddie Frazer ... Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ... Jackson Officer (uncredited)
Jacques Gallo ... Baratarian Man (uncredited)
Howard Gardiner ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Al Gayle ... Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Don Giovanni ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Giovanni ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Stevedore (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Kentuckian (uncredited)

Ty Hardin ... Soldier (uncredited)
Beth Hartman ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Charles Heard ... Bosun Mate (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Townsman (uncredited)

Tom Hennesy ... Pirate (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Soldier (uncredited)
Rex Hill ... Boy with Watermelon (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Soldier (uncredited)
George Huggins ... Pirate (uncredited)
William Hunter ... Pirate with Gun (uncredited)
Bill Jacoby ... Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)

Allen Jaffe ... Pirate (uncredited)

Loren Janes ... Tumbler (uncredited)
June Jocelyn ... Southern Belle (uncredited)
Phyllis Johannes ... Southern Belle (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Soldier (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Pirate (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Pirate (uncredited)
Larry Kent ... Townsman (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lucille Knox ... Southern Belle (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Soldier who calls Jackson 'Old Hawk Face' (uncredited)
Cherokee Landrum ... Soldier (uncredited)
Gil Lasky ... Frontiersman (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ... Soldier / Pirate / Spanish Vendor (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jerry Lucas ... First Mate at Barataria (uncredited)
Emmett Lynn ... Frontiersman (uncredited)
Ben Mantz ... Soldier (uncredited)
Irwin Marcus ... Baratarian Boy Swimmer (uncredited)
Monty Margetts ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Joseph Marievsky ... French Vendor (uncredited)
Lee Martin ... Civilian (uncredited)
Margarita Martín ... Baratarian Woman (uncredited)
Sondra Mateski ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Gay McEldowney ... Townswoman at Victory Ball / Baratarian Woman (uncredited)
Edward McNally ... Soldier (uncredited)
William Meader ... Soldier / Townsman (uncredited)
Don Megowan ... Pirate with Axe (uncredited)

Sid Melton ... Kentuckian (uncredited)
Allia Miller ... Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)

Gordon Mitchell ... Pirate (uncredited)
Carter Mullally Jr. ... Townsman (uncredited)
Matt Murphy ... Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
Allan Nixon ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Karine Nordman ... Southern Belle / Customer (uncredited)
Gilda Oliva ... Passenger (uncredited)
Al Paige ... Worried Soldier (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Gentleman (uncredited)
Nick Pawl ... Kentuckian (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Stevedore (uncredited)
Preston Peterson ... Pirate (uncredited)
Michael Pierce ... Townsman at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Max Power ... Purser (uncredited)
Charles Quirk ... Soldier (uncredited)
William Remick ... Man with Statue (uncredited)
Ric Roman ... Tim - Pirate (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Townsman (uncredited)
June Rose Ross ... Townswoman / Southern Belle (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Bearded Pirate (uncredited)
Tony Roux ... Pirate (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... Pirate (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Stevedore (uncredited)
Court Shepard ... Pirate (uncredited)
Dori Simmons ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Elizabeth Slifer ... Madame Lesaint (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Pirate (uncredited)
Ronnie Sorensen ... Baratarian Boy Swimmer (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Pirate (uncredited)
Adele St. Mauer ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Emilie Stevens ... Townswoman / Customer at Market (uncredited)
Ruth Storey ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Robert Strong ... Militia Officer (uncredited)
Harriette Tarler ... Southern Belle (uncredited)
Mike Tellegen ... Pirate (uncredited)
Maxie Thrower ... Servant (uncredited)
Charles Victor ... Dispatch Officer (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... City Guard Turnkey (uncredited)
Frank Watkins ... Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
George W. Watkins ... Pirate (uncredited)
Amanda Webb ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Pirate (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell ... Dowager at Sale (uncredited)
Joe Williams ... Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Pirate with Eye Patch (uncredited)
Doris Wiss ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Lydia Wolf ... Townswoman / Southern Belle at Victory Ball / Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
Joseph Wylot ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra ... Indian (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie ... Choctaw Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Quinn 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Lamb  1938 screenplay
Jesse Lasky Jr.  (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr.)
Jeanie Macpherson  adaptation
Edwin Justus Mayer  1938 script
Bernice Mosk  (as Berenice Mosk)
Lyle Saxon  novel "Lafitte, the Pirate"
C. Gardner Sullivan  1938 screenplay

Produced by
Cecil B. DeMille .... supervising executive producer
Henry Wilcoxon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Loyal Griggs 
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Nozaki 
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ray Moyer 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
John Jensen 
Ralph Jester 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair stylist supervisor
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist
Lenore Weaver .... hair stylist
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Richard Blaydon .... assistant unit production manager
Frank Caffey .... production manager
William Davidson .... assistant unit production manager
C. Kenneth Deland .... production manager (as C. Kenneth DeLand)
Cecil B. DeMille .... supervisor
Andrew J. Durkus .... assistant unit production manager
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager
William Mull .... assistant unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Caffey .... second assistant director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director
Francisco Day .... assistant director
Clem Jones .... second assistant director
Bernard McEveety .... assistant director
Donald Roberts .... assistant director
Arthur Rosson .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Wayne Buttress .... standby painter
Arthur Camp .... props
Joe Cowan .... leadman
Dwight Thompson .... props
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Howard Beals .... sound editor
Cecil Gardiner .... boom grip
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
Harry Lindgren .... sound recordist
Rocky Nelson .... boom man
Glen Porter .... sound recordist
Ted Wasserman .... cableman (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William Sapp .... special effects
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (uncredited)
Barney Wolff .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
W. Wallace Kelley .... process photography (as Wallace Kelley)
Paul K. Lerpae .... optical photography (as Paul Lerpae)
 
Stunts
Preston Peterson .... stunts (as Peter Peterson uncredited)
Eric Alden .... stunts (uncredited)
George Barrows .... stunts (uncredited)
John Benson .... stunts (uncredited)
George Bruggeman .... stunts (uncredited)
Polly Burson .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Carson .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Cordell .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Couch .... stunts (uncredited)
Roger Creed .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Elmore .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Heard .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy .... stunts (uncredited)
Ed Hinton .... stunts (uncredited)
John Indrisano .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Jenson .... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Joslin .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Saenz .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Salata .... stunts (uncredited)
Ray Saunders .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Saxe .... stunts (uncredited)
Court Shepard .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Terrill .... stunts (uncredited)
Don Turner .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Waugh .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Zendar .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Dugas .... camera operator
James Hawley .... assistant camera
G.E. Richardson .... still photographer
Dominic Seminerio .... company grip
Norbert Haring .... company grip (uncredited)
Bob Rogers .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Alice Thomas .... casting secretary
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... costumes: men
Hazel Hegarty .... costumes: ladies
Edward McDermott .... costumes: men
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gladys Carley .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kurt Graunke .... conductor (uncredited)
Symphonie-Orchester Graunke .... score performed by (uncredited)
Ulrich Sommerlatte .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Claire Behnke .... script supervisor
Josephine Earl .... choreographer (as Josephine Earle)
Elizabeth Higgason .... researcher
Bill Hurley .... livestock supervisor
Pamela Matthews .... dialogue supervisor (as Pamela Danova)
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
A.T. Ostrander .... technical advisor (as Captain A.T. Ostrander)
Jack Pennick .... technical advisor
Gladys Percey .... researcher
Rodd Redwing .... technical advisor
George Blagoi .... stand-in: Yul Brynner (uncredited)
Robert E. Blair .... dog trainer (uncredited)
David Ledner .... stand-in: Henry Hull (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
119 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
There was a "Dominic Yu" in Lafitte's band of pirates, but modern research suggests "Yu" was actually an alias for Alexandre Lafitte, Jean's older brother, from whom he learned the buccaneer's trade.See more »
Quotes:
Jean Lafitte:[Told by the British that a battle is coming and he *better* be on the winning side] Oh, the side I choose will be the winning side!See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Watch the film and make up your own mind, 26 August 2001
Author: nevoy from Williamsburg, VA



If you're at all interested in pirates, pirate movies, New Orleans/early 19th century American history, or Yul Brynner, see this film for yourself and make up your own mind about it. Don't be put off by various lacklustre reviews. My reaction to it was that it is entertaining, well acted (for the most part), has some very witty dialogue, and that it does an excellent job of portraying the charm, appeal and legendary fascination of the privateer Jean Lafitte. While not all the events in the film are historically accurate (can you show me any historical film that succeeds in this?), I feel the film is accurate in its treatment of the role Lafitte played in New Orleans' history, and the love-hate relationship between the "respectable" citizens of New Orleans and this outlaw who was one of the city's favorite sons. Don't worry about what the film doesn't do, but watch it for what it does do, i.e., for its study of one of New Orleans', and America's, most intriguing historical figures.

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