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Plymouth Adventure (1952)

Trials and tribulations beset the one hundred odd settlers that journey to Virginia in 1620 including unexpectedly arriving in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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John Alden
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William Brewster
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Priscilla Mullins
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Noel Drayton ...
Miles Standish
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William Button
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Edward Winslow
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Storyline

The story of the voyage of the "Mayflower" in its historic voyage across the Atlantic to the New World. The passenger list includes John Alden and Priscilla Mullins among those who made the 96-day storm-filled crossing. Along the way the Captain has an ill-starred romance with the wife of a religious fanatic that ends in a sudden, dramatic way off the coast of Cape Cod. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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MGM presents The Great TECHNICOLOR Drama of the Sea !


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28 November 1952 (USA)  »

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Capitaine sans loi  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,185,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,909,000, 31 December 1952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,025,000, 31 December 1952
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Spencer Tracy and Gene Tierney had an affair that lasted for the duration of filming. See more »

Goofs

With so many dying in the first few months, the settlers would not make nice solid wooden pews for the meeting hall, before the first houses were finished. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Christopher Jones: I can see through this clean New World talk.
Gilbert Winslow: It's possible, Captain Jones, you see no further than the end of your nose. These are honest men.
Capt. Christopher Jones: There are no honest men!
Gilbert Winslow: There are those that try to be.
Capt. Christopher Jones: I've lived long enough in the world to know what men are made of.
[Looking out to sea]
Capt. Christopher Jones: There's the good of the world, Mr. Winslow - the good clean sea and my ship... my good ship. I put faith in my ship, and she's never failed me. Don't put your faith in men, and you'll never be disappointed.
Gilbert Winslow: ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are the most comprehensive cast list. After each actor is shown in character, in reverse order from the opening credits, the ship The Mayflower (a replica of the 1620 vessel) is shown floating in the water and identified by a graphic. See more »

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Confess Jehovah Thankfully
(1612) (uncredited)
by Henry Ainsworth
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A-picture studio effort is just OK
1 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Plymouth Adventure" somehow manages to avoid being corny or sappy and also avoids being religiously preachy. By sticking to straightforward storytelling it gets the job done in a dignified way that retains your interest as the story unfolds.

Spencer Tracy is too old and craggy for the romantic scenes with a much younger actress, but utterly dominates the film in a constructive manner through extreme talent and skill. He manages to dominate the film without being noisy or over-acting. As usual an amazing demonstration of acting skill by Tracy.

Van Johnson, basically a humble, kindly sort of actor is appropriately cast as a poor man in the hard-working carpentry profession. Leo Genn of the golden voice and saintly countenance is well cast as a gentle, religious-minded leader. Actually Genn's voice is beyond golden- I would describe his voice as 24-carat gold or maybe even platinum. Gene Tierney, a complex and tragic beauty and fine actress, is cast as what else... you guessed it, her character is beautiful and tragic. And on and on I could comment about the triumphs of good casting that add immeasurably to the success of "Plymouth Adventure".

The script is not very dynamic, and while not intense in the movie-drama sense, manages to avoid all the maudlin or preachy traps that it could have fallen into. So, while being far from great, this movie is watchable and generally succeeds in my opinion.


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