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Wake of the Red Witch (1948)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 1 March 1949 (USA)
During the 1860s in the South Pacific, Capt. Ralls, skipper of the Red Witch, has a series of adventures involving sunken gold bullion, pearls, natives, an unscrupulous ship owner and a giant octopus.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Capt. Ralls
... Angelique Desaix
... Samuel 'Sam' Rosen
... Teleia Van Schreeven
... Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye
... Harmenszoon Van Schreeven
... Capt. Wilde Youngeur
... Jacques Desaix
... Antonio 'Ripper' Arrezo
... Capt. Munsey
... Mr. Loring
... Dr. van Arken
... Ua Nuke
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Captain Ralls fights Dutch shipping magnate Mayrant Sidneye for the woman he loves, Angelique Desaix, and for a fortune in gold aboard the Red Witch. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Romance! Adventure!...as wild as the RAGING SEAS!


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1 March 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lenda da Bruxa Vermelha  »

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$1,200,343 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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The movie was filmed in black and white in an attempt to make the studio sets less obvious. See more »

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When Sidney is walking with the lady, the moving background is moving much too fast. See more »

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Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye: I'm not one of those 'eye for an eye' men. No! I always take two eyes.
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Featured in That's Action (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne in E Flat Major, Opus 9, No. 2
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Vividly characterization, marvelously told
12 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Wake of The Red Witch is really one of the secrets of John Wayne's career. In terms of conjuring up a dark side and relating that in a man's troubled relationship making him question who he really is, Wayne probably stretched more acting muscles than in any other performance. The supporting cast is magnificent, but Gail Rusell walks off stealing the movie. The offbeat narration adds to the shroud of mystery.


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