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Wake of the Red Witch ()


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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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Capt. Ralls
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Angelique Desaix
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Samuel 'Sam' Rosen
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Teleia Van Schreeven
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Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye
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Harmenszoon Van Schreeven
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Capt. Wilde Youngeur
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Jacques Desaix
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Antonio 'Ripper' Arrezo
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Capt. Munsey
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Mr. Loring
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Dr. van Arken
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Ua Nuke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Seaman (uncredited)
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Maru (uncredited)
Jose Alvarado ...
Taluna (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
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Kurinua (uncredited)
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Mullins (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
Fred Fox ...
Ship's Surgeon (uncredited)
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Sailor in Fight (uncredited)
Vic Groves ...
Seaman (uncredited)
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'Red Witch' Seaman (uncredited)
Mailoa Kalili ...
Seaman (uncredited)
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Desaix's Native Servant (uncredited)
Fred Libby ...
Lookout Sailor (uncredited)
Harold Lishman ...
Kharma (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
Grant Means ...
Dirk (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
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Shipwreck Inquiry Board Member (uncredited)
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First Diver (uncredited)
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Old Seaman (uncredited)
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Second Diver (uncredited)
George Piltz ...
Native (uncredited)
Norman Rainey ...
Lawyer (uncredited)
Leo C. Richmond ...
Native Priest (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
Wallace Scott ...
Sailor (uncredited)
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Second Officer (uncredited)
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Seaman / Flogger (uncredited)
Carl Thompson ...
Hekkim--Cabin Boy (uncredited)
Kuka Tuima ...
Native (uncredited)
Harry J. Vejar ...
Jarma--Angelique's Servant (uncredited)
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Seaman Handling Diving Line (uncredited)
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Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
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'Red Witch' Seaman (uncredited)
Ward Wood ...
Young Sailor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Edward Ludwig

Written by

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Harry Brown ... (screen play) and
Kenneth Gamet ... (screen play)
 
Garland Roark ... (novel)

Produced by

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Edmund Grainger ... associate producer

Music by

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Nathan Scott

Cinematography by

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Reggie Lanning ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Richard L. Van Enger ... film editor

Art Direction by

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James W. Sullivan ... (as James Sullivan)

Set Decoration by

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John McCarthy Jr. ... (set decorations)
George Milo ... (set decorations)

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Adele Palmer ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Peggy Gray ... hair stylist
Bob Mark ... makeup supervision
Louise Landmier ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Howard Smit ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Joe Dill ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dick Moder ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Tyrus Wong ... art department (uncredited)

Sound Department

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T.A. Carman ... sound
Howard Wilson ... sound

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Howard Lydecker ... special effects: under-water sequences
Theodore Lydecker ... special effects: under-water sequences

Stunts

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Roydon Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Donald Biddle Keyes ... still photographer (uncredited)
Herbert Kirkpatrick ... camera operator (uncredited)
Nels Mathias ... grip (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

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Stanley Wilson ... orchestrator
R. Dale Butts ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Dorothy Yutzi ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Daniel J. Bloomberg ... chief engineer (uncredited)
Sid Davis ... stand-in: John Wayne (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Romance! Adventure!...as wild as the RAGING SEAS! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le réveil de la sorcière rouge (France)
  • La venganza del bergantín (Spain)
  • La strega rossa (Italy)
  • La bruja roja (Mexico)
  • Das Geheimnis der roten Hexe (Austria)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,200,343 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The rubber octopus used in this movie was later stolen by Edward D. Wood Jr.'s crew and used in Bride of the Monster (1955). They forgot to steal the motor that ran the tentacles though, so Bela Lugosi was forced to wrap the tentacles around him while he "fought" the beast. See more »
Goofs The ship moves around far too much on the screen behind John Wayne and Gail Russell. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in That's Action (1977). See more »
Soundtracks Nocturne in E Flat Major, Opus 9, No. 2 See more »
Quotes Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye: I'm not one of those 'eye for an eye' men. No! I always take two eyes.
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