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During the war of 1812, Louisiana buccaneer Jean Lafitte assists the Americans in defending New Orleans against the attacking British war fleet.

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Jean Lafitte
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Bonnie Brown
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Dominique You
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Annette Claiborne
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Ezra Peavey
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Gov. William Claiborne
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Gen. Andrew Jackson
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Mercier
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Capt. Rumbo
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Collector of the Port
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Capt. Brown
Sir Lancelot ...
Scipio
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Cariba - Mawbee Girl
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Deacon
Ken Miller ...
Young Sentry
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Pyke
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Capt. McWilliams (as Leslie E. Bradley)
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Gramby
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Commodore Patterson
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Capt. Lockyer
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Beluche - Stevedore
James Todd ...
Mr. Whipple
Jerry Hartleben ...
Miggs
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Phipps - Customs Inspector
Theodora Davitt ...
Marie Claiborne
Wally Richard ...
Lt. Shreve
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Capt. Brown's Frowsy Wench
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Creole Militia Officer
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Tripes
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Col. Butler
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Dowager at Sale
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Toro (as Woodrow Strode)
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Capt. Flint
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Madame Hilaire
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Dragoon Capt. Wilkes
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Rocket Officer
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Tom Carruthers - Captain of the Corinthian
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British Major
Billie Lee Hart ...
Lizzie - Girl at Spinet
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Pirate
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Townswoman
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Militia Major
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Pirate
Ashley Cowan ...
Mouse
Roger Creed ...
Pirate
Pamela Matthews ...
Mrs. Mercier (as Pamela Danova)
Rex Dante ...
Capt. Caldwell
Julio De Diego ...
Miguel
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City Guard
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Eric - a Pirate
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Tina
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Marjorie
Leonard Graves ...
Chighizola
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Junior State Senator
Ed Hinton ...
Second Mate at Barataria (as Edgar Hinton)
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Maj. Reed
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Lt. Rogers
Chester Jones ...
Cato
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First Sergeant
Walter Kray ...
Townsman
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Hans
Syl Lamont ...
Lobo
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Capt. Bart
Donald McLean ...
Pirate
Phil Marco ...
Villere
Agnes Marc ...
Townswoman
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Tarsus
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Senior Senator
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Maj. Latour
Alix Nagy ...
Baratarian Woman
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New Orleans Gentleman
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Yank - Pirate
Manuel Rojas ...
Antonio Corona
Countess Elektra Rozanska ...
Madame Duplessis
Paul Salata ...
Pirate
Kurt Stevens ...
New Orleans Gentleman
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ...
Good Luck Charm Vendor
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Pirate (as Kenneth Terrell)
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Naval Aide to Patterson
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Horseface
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdullah Abbas ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
David Armstrong ...
Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
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Pirate with Lost Hand (uncredited)
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Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Vicki Bakken ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Alex Ball ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Richard Barron ...
Regular Army Officer (uncredited)
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City Guard Turnkey (uncredited)
John Barton ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Ruth Batchelor ...
Townswoman at Victory Ball (uncredited)
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Southern Belle / Baratarian Woman (uncredited)
Val Benedict ...
First Mate of the Corinthian (uncredited)
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Townswoman (uncredited)
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Stevedore (uncredited)
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Militia Man (uncredited)
George Blagoi ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Jimmie Booth ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Nina Borget ...
Buyer / Passenger (uncredited)
Tillie Born ...
Black Vendor (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Peter Bourne ...
Dragoon Lieutenant (uncredited)
Dorothy Elsa Boyar ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Jan Bradley ...
Southern Belle (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Florine Carlan ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Fred Carson ...
City Guard (uncredited)
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Backwoodsman (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Monsieur Lesaint (uncredited)
Jerry Chiat ...
Tumbler (uncredited)
Beulah Christian ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Michael Cirillo ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Milt Collins ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Pat Comiskey ...
Stormy (uncredited)
Ruth Harris Conte ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Myron Cook ...
Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
Frank Cordell ...
Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Thomas Cowan ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Stuart W. Culp ...
Jackson Officer (uncredited)
Mason Curry ...
Civilian (uncredited)
Tom Daly ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
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Monsieur Hillaire (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ...
Southern Belle (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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Cecile B. DMille - Prologue (uncredited)
Diana Destine ...
Southern Belle at Victory Ball (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Allan Douglas ...
Townsman / Buyer (uncredited)
Arthur Dulac ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Civilian (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Dance Extra at Ball (uncredited)
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Townswoman (uncredited)
Aluísio Ferreira ...
Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Col. Dale (uncredited)
Eddie Frazer ...
Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ...
Jackson Officer (uncredited)
Jacques Gallo ...
Baratarian Man (uncredited)
Howard Gardiner ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Al Gayle ...
Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Don Giovanni ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
John Giovanni ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Stevedore (uncredited)
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Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
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Kentuckian (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Beth Hartman ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Charles Heard ...
Bosun Mate (uncredited)
Len Hendry ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Rex Hill ...
Boy with Watermelon (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
William Hunter ...
Pirate with Gun (uncredited)
Bill Jacoby ...
Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Tumbler (uncredited)
June Jocelyn ...
Southern Belle (uncredited)
Phyllis Johannes ...
Southern Belle (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Harvey Karels ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Lucille Knox ...
Southern Belle (uncredited)
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Soldier who Calls Jackson 'Old Hawk Face' (uncredited)
Cherokee Landrum ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Gil Lasky ...
Frontiersman (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ...
Soldier / Pirate / Spanish Vendor (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Robert Locke Lorraine ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Jerry Lucas ...
First Mate at Barataria (uncredited)
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Frontiersman (uncredited)
Ben Mantz ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Irwin Marcus ...
Baratarian Boy Swimmer (uncredited)
Monty Margetts ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Joseph Marievsky ...
French Vendor (uncredited)
Lee Martin ...
Civilian (uncredited)
Margarita Martín ...
Baratarian Woman (uncredited)
Sondra Mateski ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Gay McEldowney ...
Townswoman at Victory Ball / Baratarian Woman (uncredited)
Edward McNally ...
Soldier (uncredited)
William Meader ...
Soldier / Townsman (uncredited)
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Pirate with Axe (uncredited)
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Kentuckian (uncredited)
Allia Miller ...
Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
Carter Mullally Jr. ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Matt Murphy ...
Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
Allan Nixon ...
Sergeant (uncredited)
Karine Nordman ...
Southern Belle / Customer (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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British Soldier at port (uncredited)
Gilda Oliva ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Al Paige ...
Worried Soldier (uncredited)
Manuel París ...
Gentleman (uncredited)
Nick Pawl ...
Kentuckian (uncredited)
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Stevedore (uncredited)
Preston Peterson ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Michael Pierce ...
Townsman at Victory Ball (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Max Power ...
Purser (uncredited)
Charles Quirk ...
Soldier (uncredited)
William Remick ...
Man with Statue (uncredited)
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Tim - Pirate (uncredited)
Victor Romito ...
Townsman (uncredited)
June Rose Ross ...
Townswoman / Southern Belle (uncredited)
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Bearded Pirate (uncredited)
Tony Roux ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Shea ...
Stevedore (uncredited)
Court Shepard ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Dori Simmons ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Elizabeth Slifer ...
Madame Lesaint (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Ronnie Sorensen ...
Baratarian Boy Swimmer (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Adele St. Mauer ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Emilie Stevens ...
Townswoman / Customer at Market (uncredited)
Ruth Storey ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Robert Strong ...
Militia Officer (uncredited)
Harriette Tarler ...
Southern Belle (uncredited)
Mike Tellegen ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Maxie Thrower ...
Servant (uncredited)
Charles Victor ...
Dispatch Officer (uncredited)
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City Guard Turnkey (uncredited)
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Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
George W. Watkins ...
Pirate (uncredited)
Amanda Webb ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
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Pirate (uncredited)
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Dowager at Sale (uncredited)
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Musician at Victory Ball (uncredited)
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Pirate with Eye Patch (uncredited)
Doris Wiss ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Lydia Wolf ...
Townswoman / Southern Belle at Victory Ball / Baratarian Pirate (uncredited)
Joseph Wylot ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra ...
Indian (uncredited)
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Choctaw Indian (uncredited)

Directed by

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Anthony Quinn

Written by

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Harold Lamb ... () (1938 screenplay)
 
Jesse Lasky Jr. ... () (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr.)
 
Jeanie Macpherson ... (adaptation)
 
Edwin Justus Mayer ... () (1938 script)
 
Bernice Mosk ... () (as Berenice Mosk)
 
Lyle Saxon ... (novel "Lafitte, the Pirate")
 
C. Gardner Sullivan ... () (1938 screenplay)

Produced by

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Cecil B. DeMille ... supervising executive producer
Henry Wilcoxon ... producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Loyal Griggs

Film Editing by

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Archie Marshek

Editorial Department

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Gladys Carley ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Edward R. Morse

Art Direction by

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Albert Nozaki
Hal Pereira
Walter H. Tyler ... (as Walter Tyler)

Set Decoration by

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Sam Comer
Ray Moyer

Costume Design by

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Edith Head
John Jensen
Ralph Jester

Makeup Department

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Nellie Manley ... hair stylist supervisor
Frank McCoy ... makeup artist
Lenore Weaver ... hair stylist
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist
Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Richard Blaydon ... assistant unit production manager
Frank Caffey ... production manager
William Davidson ... assistant unit production manager
C. Kenneth Deland ... production manager (as C. Kenneth DeLand)
Cecil B. DeMille ... supervisor
Andrew J. Durkus ... assistant unit production manager
Curtis Mick ... assistant production manager
William Mull ... assistant unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Caffey ... second assistant director
Charles C. Coleman ... assistant director
Francisco Day ... assistant director
Clem Jones ... second assistant director
Bernard McEveety ... assistant director
Donald Roberts ... assistant director
Arthur Rosson ... second unit director

Art Department

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Wayne Buttress ... standby painter
Arthur Camp ... props
Joe Cowan ... leadman
Dwight Thompson ... props
Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Howard Beals ... sound editor
Cecil Gardiner ... boom grip
Winston H. Leverett ... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
Harry Lindgren ... sound recordist
Rocky Nelson ... boom man
Glen Porter ... sound recordist
Ted Wasserman ... cableman (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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William Sapp ... special effects
Doug Hubbard ... special effects (uncredited)
Barney Wolff ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects
W. Wallace Kelley ... process photography (as Wallace Kelley)
Paul K. Lerpae ... optical photography (as Paul Lerpae)

Stunts

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Eric Alden ... stunts (uncredited)
George Barrows ... stunts (uncredited)
John Benson ... stunts (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... stunts (uncredited)
Polly Burson ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Carson ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Cordell ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Couch ... stunts (uncredited)
Roger Creed ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Elmore ... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Gray ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Heard ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy ... stunts (uncredited)
Ed Hinton ... stunts (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Jenson ... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Joslin ... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns ... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul ... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Preston Peterson ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Saenz ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Salata ... stunts (uncredited)
Ray Saunders ... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... stunts (uncredited)
Court Shepard ... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Terrill ... stunts (uncredited)
Don Turner ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Waugh ... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Williams ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Frank Dugas ... camera operator
James Hawley ... assistant camera
G.E. Richardson ... still photographer
Dominic Seminerio ... company grip
Norbert Haring ... company grip (uncredited)
Bob Rogers ... best boy (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Alice Thomas ... casting secretary

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John A. Anderson ... costumes: men
Hazel Hegarty ... costumes: ladies
Edward McDermott ... costumes: men
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Elmer Bernstein ... conductor (uncredited)
Kurt Graunke ... conductor (uncredited)
Münchner Symphoniker ... score performed by (uncredited)
Ulrich Sommerlatte ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Claire Behnke ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Josephine Earl ... choreographer (as Josephine Earle)
Elizabeth Higgason ... researcher
Bill Hurley ... livestock supervisor
Pamela Matthews ... dialogue supervisor (as Pamela Danova)
Richard Mueller ... technicolor color consultant
A.T. Ostrander ... technical advisor (as Captain A.T. Ostrander)
Jack Pennick ... technical advisor
Gladys Percey ... researcher
Rodd Redwing ... technical advisor
George Blagoi ... stand-in: Yul Brynner (uncredited)
Robert E. Blair ... dog trainer (uncredited)
David Ledner ... stand-in: Henry Hull (uncredited)
Mary D. Mascari ... cast section (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

During the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes strategically important to both parties, but it's inhabited by the last big buccaneer: Jean Lafitte. Although Lafitte never attacks American ships, the governor hates him for selling merchandise without taxes - and is loved by the citizens for the same reason. When the big fight gets nearer, Lafitte is drawn between the fronts. His heart belongs to America, but his people urge him to join the party that's more likely to win. Written by Tom Zoerner

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Taglines Piercing Drama of La Fitte - Man or Devil ? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les boucaniers (France)
  • Los bucaneros (Spain)
  • El bucanero (Argentina)
  • O Corsário Lafitte (Portugal)
  • Lafite, o Corsário (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Cecil B. DeMille's prologue fails to mention the great irony of the Battle of New Orleans: by the time it was fought, a treaty to end the War of 1812 had already been signed in London. However, word of the signing did not reach New Orleans until weeks later. See more »
Goofs Andrew Jackson appears as he looked at the time of his Presidency: 62 years of age and white haired, just as on the twenty dollar bill. At the time of the Battle of New Orleans he was not yet 48 y/o, and he still had his original red hair. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Voyagers! (1982). See more »
Quotes Jean Lafitte: [Frowning] Annette, you are the governor's daughter. Think what would happen if you were found here, in the arms of a pirate!
Annette Claiborne: [Breathless] Don't ask me to think, Jean. Kiss me instead!
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