The fourth and last of the George A. Hirliman-produced films starring George O'Brien (preceded by "Daniel Boone", "Park Avenue Logger" and "Hollywood Cowboy") that were distributed by RKO Radio. Hirliman sold O'Brien's contract to RKO, which then produced 18 series westerns starring O'Brien that ended when O'Brien went into the Navy at the outbreak of WW II. Long-time (past and future) O'Brien director David Howard served as Hirliman's Associate Producer on this film. "Windjammer" finds O'Brien as a subpoena server ordered to serve a subpoena on Brandon Evans (The Commondore) for a senate inquiry or lose his job. Posing as a playboy, he boards the Commodore's yacht during a yacht race, and the yacht is wrecked by a gun-running windjammer commanded by Captain Morgan (William Hall.) All hands are picked up by the windjammer, including the Commodore's daughter (played by Constance Worth, at her blonde, plumpish best) and put to work as galley slaves and such, but it isn't long before ...
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CAPTURED BY GUN RUNNERS!
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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in Washington DC Thursday 8 January 1948 on WMAL (Channel 7), in Lowell MA (serving the Boston Area) Thursday 26 August 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), in New York City Thursday 2 September 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Cleveland Tuesday 21 September 1948 on WEWS (Channel 5), in Detroit Saturday 13 November 1948 on WJBK (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Saturday 5 February 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more
All through the race, shots of the vessels sometimes show them as one masted sloops and other times as two masted schooners. One shot shows two masted yawls. See more