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Writers:
Stanley Mann (screenplay) &
Ronald Harwood (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
4 June 1965 (West Germany) See more »
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Piracy and High Adventure on the High Seas!
Plot:
The parents of children living in Jamaica, afraid that the kids are growing up uncivilized, decide to send them to England... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Alexander Mackendrick 
 
Writing credits
Stanley Mann (screenplay) &
Ronald Harwood (screenplay) &
Denis Cannan (screenplay) (as Dennis Cannan)

Richard Hughes (novel)

Produced by
John Croydon .... producer
Clifford Parkes .... associate producer
Tom Pevsner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Adler 
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe 
 
Film Editing by
Derek York 
 
Art Direction by
John Hoesli 
John Howell (supervising art director)
 
Makeup Department
Bill Lodge .... makeup artist
Daphne Martin .... hair stylist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Brennan .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
H.L. Bird .... sound recordist
Stephen Dalby .... sound recordist
Matt McCarthy .... sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Brian Hickin .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Harris .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gerald Larn .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joe Powell .... stunt double: Anthony Quinn (uncredited)
Fred Zendar .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator: second unit
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John McCorry .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Mike LeRoy .... singer
Christopher Logue .... lyricist
Philip Martell .... conductor
 
Other crew
Bryan Coates .... location manager
Helen Whitson .... continuity
Barbara Allen .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
103 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A | USA:Approved (PCA #20540)

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This film had a long and troubled history. Richard Hughes's original novel, published in 1929, is a dark and disturbing story, and James Mason, who greatly admired it, wanted to make a film of it in the 1950s, producing it for Twentieth Century-Fox as well as playing one of the leads. However, the studio saw it as a light-hearted Disney-style pirate adventure aimed at a family audience; several years after Mason's plans had come to nothing, they revived the project along these lines with Nunnally Johnson assigned as writer and producer. When Alexander Mackendrick was approached to direct, he was appalled by the travestying of Hughes's novel, and was able to persuade leading man Anthony Quinn that a more faithful and disturbing version of the book was a better idea. Johnson's script was rejected. Quinn used his (considerable) influence to help Mackendrick and the ensuing film was highly praised; it was, however, cut by the studio by about 25 minutes, which Mackendrick claimed had ruined it. He always insisted subsequently that he should never have attempted the film, which was a box-office failure.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The hurricane at the beginning of the film is rather clearly created with a combination of wind machines and water sprayed onto the set. Despite the torrential downpour there is sun-dappling beneath the tree where Emily is looking for her cat, and blue sky and puffy white clouds are visible in the distance behind her and her father.See more »
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Evil isn't always found where one expects it to be, 22 June 1999
Author: anonymous from Charlottesville, VA

An excellent adaptation of Richard Hughes' novel. Quinn and Coburn have never been better, and they are well-served by a fine supporting cast. Evil has never been more banal than it is in this fine film.

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