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Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to... See more »

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Stephen Tolliver
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Captain Jack Stuart
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Loxi Claiborne
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King Cutler
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Dan Cutler
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Captain Phillip Philpott
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Drusilla Alston
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Master of the 'Tyfib'
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Commodre Devereaux
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Maum Maria
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Ivy Devereaux
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Mrs. Claiborne
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Aunt Henrietta
Victor Kilian ...
Widgeon
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Salt Meat
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Mrs. Mottram
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Chinkapin
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The Lamb (as William Davis)
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Sam
Davison Clark ...
Judge Marvin
Louis Merrill ...
Captain of the 'Pelican' (as Lou Merrill)
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Dr. Jepson
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Captain Carruthers
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Lubbock
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Port Captain (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
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Mace
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Master Shipwright
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Lieutenant Farragut
Dave Wengren ...
'Claiborne' Lookout
Tony Paton ...
Cadge
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Charleston Lady
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Charleston Lady
Ameda Lambert ...
Charleston Lady
D'Arcy Miller ...
Charleston Beau
Bruce Warren ...
Charleston Beau
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Slim (uncredited)
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Stoker Boss (uncredited)
C.E. Anderson ...
Juror (uncredited)
George Anderson ...
Jailer (uncredited)
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Callboy in Café (uncredited)
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Turnkey (uncredited)
Sam Appel ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
George Barton ...
Joe (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
Colin Blair ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Officer at Tea (uncredited)
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Blackie (uncredited)
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'Pelican' Crewman (uncredited)
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Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Gus (uncredited)
Stella Mary Burgess ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
William Cabanne ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Lawyer (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ...
Clem (uncredited)
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Parson (uncredited)
Jack Rube Clifford ...
Pelican Crewman (uncredited)
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Old Director (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Mary Currier ...
Waltzing Dowager in Ballroom (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Richard de Mille ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Jerome de Nuccio ...
George (uncredited)
Harry Dean ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Prologue Speaker (uncredited) (voice)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Spongeboat Crewman / Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Dixon ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Laurie Douglas ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ...
Galley Growler (uncredited)
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'Jubilee' Lookout (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ...
Dowager at Tea (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Richard Elmore ...
'Claiborne' Cabin Boy (uncredited)
Hassan Ezzat ...
Cuban on Charleston Packet (uncredited)
William D. Faralla ...
Cliff (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ...
Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
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Snaith (uncredited)
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Girl's Father (uncredited)
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Surgeon (uncredited)
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Bixby (uncredited)
Christian J. Frank ...
Juror (uncredited)
Jerry Franks Jr. ...
Pedro (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ...
30 Year Old Devereaux Clerk (uncredited)
James Gillette ...
Ivy's Waltzing Partner (uncredited)
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Jake (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ...
Mrs. Mottram's Butler (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
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'Jubilee' Second Mate (uncredited)
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Cutler Man in Barrell Room (uncredited)
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Bosco (uncredited)
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Dancing Lady (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Tea Guest (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ...
Charleston Packet Second Mate (uncredited)
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Captain in Café (uncredited)
Bob Ireland ...
Roger (uncredited)
Eugene Jackson ...
Dr. Jepson's Black Servant (uncredited)
Clarke Jennings ...
Ed (uncredited)
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Girl with Oilskins (uncredited)
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Devereaux Clerk (uncredited)
Emmett King ...
Old Gentleman in Ballroom (uncredited)
Stubby Kruger ...
Pat (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
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Tony (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
Larry Lawson ...
Frank (uncredited)
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Southern Belle (uncredited)
Lora Lee ...
Southern Belle (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Southern Gentleman at Tea (uncredited)
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Mike (uncredited)
Tony Martelli ...
Guest at Inn (uncredited)
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'Pelican' Crewman (uncredited)
Carl Mathews ...
Stevedore (uncredited)
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Ettie (uncredited)
Cyril McLaglen ...
Stevedore (uncredited)
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Devereaux Banker (uncredited)
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Southern Gentleman (uncredited)
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'Pelican' Crewman (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
King Mojave ...
Art (uncredited)
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Old Gentleman at Tea (uncredited)
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Dowager at Tea (uncredited)
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Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Wally O'Connor ...
Hugh (uncredited)
Tom O'Grady ...
Inn Bartender (uncredited)
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Man with Suspenders (uncredited)
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Jailer (uncredited)
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Bailiff (uncredited)
Buddy Pepper ...
Café Callboy (uncredited)
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Southern Cross Leadsman (uncredited)
Albert Petit ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
John Power ...
Juror (uncredited)
Lee Prather ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
Houghton Ralph ...
Buck (uncredited)
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Black Servant at Tea (uncredited)
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Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
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Widgeon's Tall Bald Thug (uncredited)
Mel Ruick ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Ball Guest (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Captain in Café (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ...
Girl in Match Sequence (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Stan (uncredited)
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Devereaux Foreign Agent (uncredited)
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Rat-Faced Man (uncredited)
Jack Sterling ...
Lars (uncredited)
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Lawyer (uncredited)
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Widgeon Henchman (uncredited)
Leo Sulky ...
Juror (uncredited)
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The Lamb (uncredited) (voice)
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Devereaux Treasurer (uncredited)
Mary Thomas ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Guy Usher ...
Jailer (uncredited)
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Roy (uncredited)
Gohr Van Vleck ...
First Mate of Charleston Packet (uncredited)
Catherine Wallace ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Joyce Walsh ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Harry Warren ...
Boston (uncredited)
Stanhope Wheatcroft ...
Devereaux Secretary (uncredited)
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Inn Guest / Fisherman / Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Lloyd Whitlock ...
Southern Gentleman (uncredited)
Florence Wix ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Café Bartender (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ...
Spike (uncredited)
Carl Zwolsman ...
Nate (uncredited)

Directed by

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Cecil B. DeMille ... (as Cecil B. De Mille)

Written by

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Alan Le May ... (screenplay) (as Alan LeMay) &
Charles Bennett ... (screenplay) and
Jesse Lasky Jr. ... (screenplay)
 
Thelma Strabel ... (based on a Saturday Evening Post story by)
 
Jeanie Macpherson ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Theodore St. John ... () (uncredited)
 
Thelma Strabel ... (treatment) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Cecil B. DeMille ... producer (as Cecil B. De Mille)
William H. Pine ... associate producer
Buddy G. DeSylva ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Victor Young ... (music score)

Cinematography by

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Victor Milner ... director of photography
William V. Skall ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Anne Bauchens

Art Direction by

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Roland Anderson
Hans Dreier

Set Decoration by

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George Sawley ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Natalie Visart ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor
Max Asher ... makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Charles Gemora ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Alice Ribald ... hair stylist: second unit (uncredited)
Leonora Sabine ... hair stylist supervisor (uncredited)

Production Management

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Frank Caffey ... unit manager (uncredited)
Harvey Dwight ... assistant unit manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick ... unit manager: second unit (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arthur Rosson ... second unit director
Chico Alonso ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Camp ... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
C. Kenneth Deland ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Clem Jones ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Howard Joslin ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Edward Salven ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Russ Brown ... props (uncredited)
Carl Coleman ... props: second unit (uncredited)
Sam Comer ... supervising set decorator (uncredited)
Joe De Yong ... sketch artist (uncredited)
Ray Downey ... sketch artist (uncredited)
Lorne Holmes ... greensman: second unit (uncredited)
Jack Wilson ... painter: second unit (uncredited)
Harold Worthington ... second props: second unit (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John Cope ... sound recordist
Harry Lindgren ... sound recordist
Louis Mesenkop ... special sound effects (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Edward Overstreet ... special effects department glassman: second unit (uncredited)
Barney Wolff ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Farciot Edouart ... special photographic effects
Gordon Jennings ... special photographic effects
William L. Pereira ... special photographic effects (as W.L.Pereira)
Jan Domela ... matte artist (uncredited)
Paul K. Lerpae ... optical cinematography (uncredited)

Stunts

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George Bruggeman ... stunts (uncredited)
Vic Chatten ... stunt diver (uncredited)
James Dime ... stunts (uncredited)
Biddle Dorsey ... stunt diver (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... stunts (uncredited)
Lila Finn ... stunt double: Paulette Goddard (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill ... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Mathews ... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Houghton Ralph ... stunt diver (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunt diver (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Wells ... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dewey Wrigley ... underwater photography
Murray Young ... grip
Fritz Brosch ... camera mechanic: second unit, Technicolor (uncredited)
Andrew J. Durkus ... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Jack Haring ... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Coley Kessinger ... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Jack Lethman ... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Roger Mace ... technician: second unit, Technicolor (uncredited)
James V. Murray ... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
William Rand ... second camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
G.E. Richardson ... still photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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R. Doney ... wardrobe designer (uncredited)
Dwight Franklin ... wardrobe designer (uncredited)
Lois Jessen ... wardrobe designer (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Joe Kaplan ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
LeVaughn Larson ... wardrobe: women, second unit (uncredited)
Edna Shotwell ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Pat Williams ... wardrobe: men, second unit (uncredited)

Location Management

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Norman Lacey ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Walter Scharf ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Al Latta ... driver: camera car, second unit (uncredited)

Other crew

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Fred F. Ellis ... marine adviser (as Capt. Fred F. Ellis)
Natalie Kalmus ... Technicolor color director
Phyllis Loughton ... dialogue supervisor
Edwin Maxwell ... dialogue supervisor
Claire Behnke ... script clerk (uncredited)
Herbert Coleman ... script clerk: second unit (uncredited)
Roy Davidson ... Technical advisor (uncredited)
Sid Davis ... stand-in: John Wayne (uncredited)
William Fritzsche ... Technicolor director: second unit (uncredited)
Sam Ledner ... dance director (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a lucrative business for two companies -- one headed by a feisty young woman. Then she falls in love with the captain of a wrecked ship while he recuperates at her home. She travels to Charleston and is charming to the man most likely to be head of the captain's company, thinking she will be able to get the captain the position he wants on the company's first steam ship. Written by Dale O'Connor

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Taglines Cecil B. DeMille's GREATEST TRIUMPH! OUT-THRILLS ALL OTHER SCREEN SPECTACLES! (original ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cecil B. De Mille's Reap the Wild Wind (United States)
  • Cecil B. De Mille's Reap the Wild Wind (United Kingdom)
  • Les naufrageurs des mers du sud (France)
  • Piratas del mar Caribe (Spain)
  • Пожнешь бурю (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 123 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Although John Wayne was pleased to have been cast in such an important movie, he was unhappy with his part and once complained he was only there to make Ray Milland look like a "real man". See more »
Goofs Incorrectly regarded as a goof: John Wayne's reference to Mother Carey's Chickens has nothing to do with Kate Douglas Wiggins 1911 novel. It is a seafaring name for the Storm Petrel, so-called because the birds appear before a storm. Mother Carey is a corruption of Mater Cara (Dear Mother), an epithet of the Virgin Mary, to whom Portuguese and Spanish sailors used to pray before a storm. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Spisok korabley (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Sea Chantey (The Nellie B) See more »
Quotes Loxi: Where is Captain Jack?
Capt. Phillip Philpott: He's on a diving job. He'll be back this afternoon
[chuckle]
Capt. Phillip Philpott: if his hat didn't leak!
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