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Anne of the Indies (1951)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 18 October 1951 (USA)
In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, former pirate captain LaRochelle agrees to spy on the notorious Caribbean Sea pirates Blackbeard and Anne Providence.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Captain Anne Providence
... Captain Pierre François LaRochelle
... Molly LaRochelle
... Dr. Jameson
... Captain Edward Teach aka Blackbeard
... Red Dougal
Francis Pierlot ... Herkimer
... Hackett
... English Sea Captain
Byron Nelson ... Bear Handler
Douglas Bennett ... Bear Wrestler
... Slave Market Auctioneer
Robert R. Stephenson ... Tavern Host (as Bob Stephenson)
... Pirate Mate
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LaRochelle, a former pirate captain, is caught by the British. To get his ship back, he works as a spy against other pirates, first of all Blackbeard and Providence. He works on some ships, crossing the Caribbean sea, with the intention of being enchained, when a pirate ship is in sight, to make them believe he's an enemy of the British. One day, his ship is conquered by Captain Providence. What nobody knew before, Providence is a (beautiful, of course) woman. She believes his story and so he joins her crew. But Blackbeard, her fatherly friend, doesn't believe him. Providence and LaRochelle fall in love, although he is married. When LaRochelle tries to deliver her to the British, she forebodes the trap, kidnaps his wife and escapes. As for revenge, she wants to sell his wife on a slave-market. LaRochell gets his ship and his crew back and follows her. ... Written by Christian Wenger <wenger@ls7.informatik.uni-dortmund.de>

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The storming, slashing, sweeping saga of history's fabulous pirate queen !


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18 October 1951 (USA)  »

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La ley del pirata  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The direction of the rowing boat when Captain Blackbeard leaves the beach with his escort. (Orientation changes too fast between shots hardly changing the position of the boat.) See more »

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Captain Pierre François LaRochelle: I've worn irons. I've been spreadeagled and flogged. I've been under the cutlass of Blackbeard himself. And called red-handed cutthroats my friends. And stood by and watched murders and worse. And that's not all.
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Featured in L'orgia (1978) See more »

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Ann of the Indies
Music by Joe Cooper
Lyrics by George Jessel and Samuel Lerner
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Jean Peters throw herself into this role
15 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie was much better than I expected. ++++ Jean Peters actually does a passable job as a pirate and does decent work in her sword fights. (To the extent she may have a double doing the action, it's hard to tell...but Peters herself obviously is doing a good deal of it, and doing it well.) ++++ With a good and serious script, this could have been an excellent film. But it's basically cheesy. Still entertaining however. ++++ Not up to a regular Jacques Tournier film, but definitely above a regular Jean Peters film. Color is typical of this '50s time period, ie. too garish and not realistic. The actors for Blackbeard and her first mate and the drunken doctor were good. Louis Jordan was a bit weak. I don't think Debra Paget was right either. But certainly Jean Peters and Debra Paget were probably the two best looking female stars in the '50s.


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