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Yankee Buccaneer (1952)

Captain David Porter of the fledgling American Navy receives orders to masquerade as a privateer in order to corral some Caribbean pirates.

Director:

Frederick De Cordova (as Frederick de Cordova)

Writers:

Charles K. Peck Jr. (screenplay), Charles K. Peck Jr. (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeff Chandler ... Cmdr. David Porter
Scott Brady ... Lt. David Farragut
Suzan Ball ... Countess Margarita La Raguna
Joseph Calleia ... Count Domingo Del Prado
George Mathews ... Chief Petty Officer Link
Rodolfo Acosta ... Poulini
David Janssen ... Beckett
Joseph Vitale ... Scarjack
Michael Ansara ... Lt. Romero
James Parnell James Parnell ... Redell
Jay Silverheels ... Lead Warrior
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Storyline

A United States Navy ship in the first half of the 19th century, under the command of Captain David Porter, is expecting to put ashore after a year on the seas; but the arrival of one of Porter's ex-students, the willful and independent Lieutenant David Farragut, brings a new mission: to disguise the ship and crew as a pirate ship and help the Navy locate the criminals who have been robbing America's merchant fleet. But as Farragut's disobedience threatens the safety of the crew, they stumble upon an international conspiracy. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1953 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Bucaneros del Caribe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Porter served his country in the undeclared war against France, the Barbary Coast War and the War of 1812. While serving in the West Indies in the action to stamp out piracy (1823-25) --the period covered in this film--he invaded a Spanish town in Puerto Rico to avenge the jailing of one of his officers. The U.S. government did not sanction the action, and he was court-martialed. As a consequence, he resigned his commission to accept the post of Commander of the Mexican Navy (1826-29). See more »

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There is no way one who was tortured on the rack would have been able to stand, much less fight afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Cmdr. David Porter: I don't envy you, Mr. Farragut. You win't be the most popular nan after we ride out this storm - if we ride it out.
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a kind of oasis
22 February 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

history and romance. atmosphere of a lot of other adventure films from the period. and something different. maybe the humor or the different manner to use ingredients of original recipes. in fact, a film who has the charm of the heroic stories and something more. maybe the acting or the American implication in a different European problem. maybe the absence of Errol Flynn and the inspired measure in definition of character by Jeff Chandler. or the performance of Joseph Calleia who explores the each side of his character. a film of great images and full of air from childhood books. an oasis for different viewers. and, sure, a certainly delight.


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