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Mutiny (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, History | 19 March 1952 (USA)
During the War of 1812, the U.S. tasks Captain James Marshall to sail through the British blockade and bring back a French loan in gold but the secret leaks out and many greedy hands, including the mutinous crew's, are after the gold.


Edward Dmytryk


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




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


Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall (Mark Stevens) is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge (Patric Knowles), 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 on-board. The gold duly arrives, and with it, Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie (Dame Angela Lansbury), who's fond of a bit of gold too. Which side is Waldridge really on? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A mighty epic of the sea thunders to the screen !


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Opening credits: All events, characters, firms and institutions in this photoplay are fictional and any similarity to any persons, living or dead, or to any actual events or to any actual firms or institutions, is coincidental and unintentional. See more »


During the early discussion on how to get the gold to America, the question is asked why the the French can't bring it, and somebody says that Britain and France are not at war. He clearly hadn't heard of the Peninsula War then raging in Spain. See more »


[Redlegs tries to calculate each mutineers' share of the gold they plan to steal]
Redlegs: Five million divided by two, three, four, six, seven, eight...
Hook: Stand away! Give 'im air. Can't you see he's sailin' uncharted waters!
Redlegs: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five...
Hook: What is it, matey? Can I help you?
Redlegs: Hook, lift up my feet. I'll need my toes to mathematic this out.
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" You've made many promises, but this one is Gold plated "
19 March 2014 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

From a story written by Hollister Noble and directed by Edward Dmytryic is this feature film called "Mutiny. " Mark Stevens plays Capt. James Marshall and Patric Knowles is second in command as Capt.Ben Waldrid. Both men are signed on to escort a French shipment of Gold bullion to America during the war of 1812. However, even though it's a secret, the rest of the scurvy crew gets wind of it and with the help of a Greedy, selfish former lover plan on diverting it to their own pockets. Interestingly enough the heavy is played by Angela Lansbury, who seeks to convince her former romantic lover to betray the commander and sail off into the sunset. The rest of the scheming crew feels the same way and as the movie progresses everyone becomes hell bent on securing the gold for themselves. Aside from the fact, the script is fragmentary and shallow, the film is hampered with poor lighting, dark backgrounds and dreadful scenes. Were it not for cast members like Gene Evans, Rhys Williams and Clayton Moore, the urge to leave the theater hangs on to the end. Recommend to anyone who wants to see Lansbury playing to her evil side. ***

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19 March 1952 (USA) See more »

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Meuterei auf dem Piratenschiff See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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