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Mutiny (1952)

Approved | | Adventure | 19 March 1952 (USA)
Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Philip Yordan (screenplay), Sidney Harmon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Stevens ... Capt. James Marshall
Angela Lansbury ... Leslie
Patric Knowles ... Capt. Ben Waldridge
Gene Evans ... Hook
Rhys Williams ... Redlegs
Robert Osterloh ... Feversham, gunner
Peter Brocco ... Sykes, gunner
Emerson Treacy ... Council Speaker
Morris Ankrum ... Capt. Radford
Todd Karns ... Andrews (as Todd Karnes)
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Storyline

Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a cashiered former British Navy captain. Waldridge brings his former gun crew...who begin plotting mutiny as soon as they learn there'll be gold aboard. The gold duly arrives, and with it Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie, who's fond of a bit of gold herself. Which side is Waldridge really on? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meuterei auf dem Piratenschiff See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

King Brothers Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 18 days. See more »

Goofs

During the War of 1812, in 1814 precisely, Silas Halsey lost his life whilst using a submarine in an unsuccessful attack on a British warship stationed in New London harbor. This is the only recorded use of one during that conflict. See more »

Quotes

Hook: Alright, boys, to the ship. And them that's tardy will fell the weight of this!
[he brandishes his right arm with its hook]
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Connections

Featured in Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Sailor's Holiday
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Traditional sea shanty
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A wasted opportunity
30 April 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Where to begin with this bottom of the barrel adventure? Dmytryk was always an inconsistent director able to produce fine films like "The Caine Mutiny" and "Broken Lance" as well as high gloss trash such as "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Where Love Has Gone" and slug like this. Strictly paying the rent actors give lackluster performances. Angela looks great and gives the film's best performance but why oh why is she wearing a 1950's evening dress on a warship in 1812? Painfully obvious that this was filmed on the cheap in a studio tank with low lighting to cover the sets shortcomings. A shame since there are not a lot a films about this time period so a wasted opportunity like this is doubly disappointing.


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