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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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SEA ADVENTURE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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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

While Errol Flynn (I) was recovering from a broken ankle while filming Against All Flags (1952), Universal took advantage of the standing sets for that film by putting together this modest epic during the hiatus. See more »

Goofs

Porter was stepfather to Farragut, not just another junior officer, and they did not serve on the same ship during the West Indian campaign. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Romero: [Concerning their bringing the countess with them] Davy Lad, what's the skipper gonna say about her?
Lt. David Farragut: I shudder to think, Link. I shudder to think.
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Referenced in Face of the Frog (1959) See more »

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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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