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The Buccaneer ()


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Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812.

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Jean Lafitte
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Gretchen
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Dominique You
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Annette de Remy
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Ezra Peavey
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Senator Crawford
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Beluche
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Governor William C.C. Claiborne
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Aunt Charlotte
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Captain Brown
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Gramby (as Fred Hohler Sr.)
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General Andrew Jackson
John Rogers ...
Mouse
Hans Steinke ...
Tarsus
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Collector of the Port
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Dolly Madison
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Admiral Cockburn
Eric Stanley ...
General Ross
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Captain Lockyer
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Captain McWilliams
Evan Thomas ...
Sir Harry Smith
Michael Brooke ...
Lieutenant Rogers
Thaddeus Jones ...
John Freeman, a Servant
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Ship's Surgeon
Eugene Jackson ...
James Smith, a Servant
Davison Clark ...
Colonel Butler
Ivan Miller ...
Commodore
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Marie de Remy
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Charles (as Jack Hubbard)
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Madeleine
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Roxanne
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Suzette
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Villere
Alex Hill ...
Scipio
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Nicodemus, a Servant
Alphonse Martell ...
Major Latour
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Lieutenant Shreve
Ted Oliver ...
Fish Hook
Avril Cameron ...
Mrs. Claibourne
Florence Wix ...
Mrs. Livingston
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Captain Reid
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Jailer
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Banjo Player
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Camden Blount
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Abbott ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Pearl Adams ...
Praline Seller (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Demetrius Alexis ...
(uncredited)
Paulita Arvizu ...
French Woman (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Lynn Bailey ...
(uncredited)
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Gentleman Wanting to Surrender (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Servant (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Marie Bodie ...
Spanish Woman (uncredited)
Nina Borget ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Dolly Madison's Servant (uncredited)
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Jackson's Aide (uncredited)
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Vincent Nolte (uncredited)
Horace G. Brown ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Tom Burke ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Marie Burton ...
(uncredited)
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(uncredited)
A.S. 'Pop' Byron ...
Victory Ball Guest (uncredited)
George Calliga ...
(uncredited)
Edward Cecil ...
(uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
André Cheron ...
French Merchant (uncredited)
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Woman Selecting Perfumes (uncredited)
Jack Rube Clifford ...
Mountaineer (uncredited)
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Victory Ball Creole Guest (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Floyd Criswell ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Victor De Linsky ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Martial de Serrand ...
(uncredited)
Paula DeCardo ...
(uncredited)
Jack Deery ...
Highlander Officer (uncredited)
Amapola Del Vando ...
Spanish Woman (uncredited)
Vic Demourelle ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Jane Dewey ...
(uncredited)
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Shirtless Pirate (uncredited)
Al Downing ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Spanish Man (uncredited)
Charles Emerson ...
Clerk at Claiborne's Office (uncredited)
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Elderly Woman (uncredited)
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Wife (uncredited)
Antonio Filauri ...
Customer (uncredited)
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Dying Pirate (uncredited)
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British Sergeant (uncredited)
Ray Flynn ...
Major Hinds (uncredited)
Diana Forest ...
(uncredited)
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Prominent Gentleman (uncredited)
Jerry Frank ...
Shirtless Sailor (uncredited)
Blanche Franke ...
French Woman (uncredited)
Curt Furburg ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Norah Gale ...
(uncredited)
George Ghermanoff ...
(uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ...
(uncredited)
Lupe González ...
Wife (uncredited)
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Dolly Madison's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Victory Ball Guest (uncredited)
Mildred Gover ...
Colored Girl (uncredited)
Rosita Granada ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ...
Majordomo (uncredited)
Jennifer Gray ...
(uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Harriette Haddon ...
(uncredited)
Wilfred Halroyd ...
Swordsman (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Woman Who'll Lock Up Chicken Coop (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Carey Harrison ...
Courier (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Ivo Henderson ...
Flag Bearer (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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British Naval Lieutenant (uncredited)
Beulah Hutton ...
(uncredited)
Charles Irwin ...
Highlander (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ...
Pirate's Wife (uncredited)
Jane Keckley ...
Wife (uncredited)
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Victory Ball Guest (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Alexander Leftwich ...
(uncredited)
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Gentleman Willing to Fight (uncredited)
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Dolly Madison's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
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Prominent Gentleman (uncredited)
Baron James Lichter ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Helen Lutrell ...
Dolly Madison's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Jack Maclennan ...
(uncredited)
Andre Marsaudon ...
Guest (uncredited)
Lita Marty ...
(uncredited)
Margarita Martín ...
Wife (uncredited)
Francisco Marán ...
Guest (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Ship's Officer (uncredited)
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Assistant Jailer (uncredited)
Carmelita Meek ...
Wife (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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Pirate Shot by Lafitte (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ...
(uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Francisco Moreno ...
Abbe Duberg (uncredited)
Philip Morris ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Henry Mowbray ...
Artillery Captain (uncredited)
John Nasborough ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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Prominent Gentleman (uncredited)
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Dolly Madison's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Ralph Norwood ...
(uncredited)
Kanza Omar ...
(uncredited)
George Owen ...
Infantry Captain (uncredited)
Rita Owen ...
Wife (uncredited)
John Patterson ...
Young Blade (uncredited)
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Victory Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Wife (uncredited)
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Bucktoothed Private (uncredited)
Albert Petit ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Albert Pollet ...
Guest (uncredited)
Lee Prather ...
Legislator (uncredited)
Pete Rasch ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Ione Reed ...
Wife (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Jimmy Robinson ...
Poster Boy (uncredited)
Ruth Robinson ...
(uncredited)
Dorothy Rogers ...
Wife (uncredited)
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Pirate in Jail (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
Alma Ross ...
(uncredited)
José Rubio ...
Spanish Man (uncredited)
Mel Ruick ...
Pirate with Violin (uncredited)
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Orderly (uncredited)
George Savidan ...
French Newsboy (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Louise Seidel ...
(uncredited)
Walter Shumway ...
(uncredited)
Gertrude Simpson ...
Wife (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ...
Dolly Madison's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Eddie Sturgis ...
Officer (uncredited)
John M. Sullivan ...
Colonel (uncredited)
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British Officer Before Battle (uncredited)
Libby Taylor ...
Madeleine's Mammy (uncredited)
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Landlubber (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ...
Charming Lady (uncredited)
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Daniel Carroll (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Foy Van Dolsen ...
Mountaineer (uncredited)
Richard Van Opel ...
Troop Captain (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ...
French Man (uncredited)
César Vanoni ...
(uncredited)
Trina Varella ...
(uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Bess Wade ...
Wife (uncredited)
William Wagner ...
Officer (uncredited)
Bruce Warren ...
Ship's Purser (uncredited)
Peggy Watts ...
(uncredited)
Stanhope Wheatcroft ...
(uncredited)
Dorothy White ...
(uncredited)
Gloria Williams ...
(uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Gilbert Wilson ...
(uncredited)
Douglas Wood ...
Gentleman Wanting to Surrender (uncredited)
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American Sergeant (uncredited)
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Charming Southern Lady (uncredited)

Directed by

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Cecil B. DeMille

Written by

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Edwin Justus Mayer ... (screenplay) &
Harold Lamb ... (screenplay) &
C. Gardner Sullivan ... (screenplay)
 
Jeanie Macpherson ... (adaptation)
 
Lyle Saxon ... (novel "Lafitte the Pirate")
 
Grover Jones ... () (uncredited)
 
Jesse Lasky Jr. ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Cecil B. DeMille ... producer
William H. Pine ... associate producer
William LeBaron ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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George Antheil

Cinematography by

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Victor Milner

Film Editing by

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Anne Bauchens

Editorial Department

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Hans Lubitsch ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Roland Anderson
Hans Dreier

Costume Design by

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Dwight Franklin
Natalie Visart ... (as Visart)
Dan Sayre Groesback ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Charles Gemora ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nellie Manley ... hair stylist: Franciska Gaal (uncredited) / makeup artist: Franciska Gaal (uncredited)
Wally Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arthur Rosson ... second unit director
Stanley Goldsmith ... assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Harlan ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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A.E. Freudeman ... interior decorator
Dan Sayre Groesback ... set designer (uncredited)
Billy Mahn ... greenman (uncredited)
Michael D. Moore ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Harry Lindgren ... sound recordist
Louis Mesenkop ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Barney Wolff ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Farciot Edouart ... special photographic effects
Dewey Wrigley ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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James Dime ... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... stunt pirate (uncredited)
Jerry Frank ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Harrison ... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mal Bulloch ... still photographer (uncredited)
Don English ... still photographer (uncredited)
Ken Lobben ... still photographer (uncredited)
G.E. Richardson ... still photographer (uncredited)
Eugene Richee ... still photographer (uncredited)
Richard Walling ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Edna Shotwell ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Boris Morros ... musical director
Gerard Carbonara ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Milan Roder ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Edwin Maxwell ... dialogue supervisor
Adolph Zukor ... presenter
Herzl Effensachs ... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Eugene Hornboestel ... business manager (uncredited)
Grover Jones ... screenplay constructor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the War of 1812, the British have sacked Washington and hope to capture New Orleans, where pirate Jean Lafitte romances blueblooded Annette de Remy and openly sells his loot in a pirates' market. But he never attacks American ships. Can the British bribe Lafitte to help them? Can Lafitte persuade American authorities of his loyalty? Will a love triangle between Annette and pretty Dutch girl Gretchen (survivor of a pirates' prize) bring about Lafitte's undoing? Written by Rod Crawford

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Also Known As
  • Les flibustiers (France)
  • Corsarios de Florida (Spain)
  • El bucanero (Argentina)
  • De vrijbuiters (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • Sjörövarnas konung (Sweden)
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  • 126 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Anthony Quinn, who plays Beluche, directed the remake of this film (The Buccaneer (1958)). Douglass Dumbrille, who played Gov. Claiborne in this film, appeared in the 1958 remake, in which he played a prominent New Orleans citizen. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in What Price Hollywood? (1996). See more »
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