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The Buccaneer (1938 film)

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Director  Cecil B. DeMille
Music director  George Antheil
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, History
Running time  2h 6m
Country  United States
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Release date  February 4, 1938 (1938-02-04)
Writer  Edwin Justus Mayer (screenplay), Harold Lamb (screenplay), C. Gardner Sullivan (screenplay), Jeanie Macpherson (adaptation), Lyle Saxon (novel)
Costume design  Natalie Visart, Dan Sayre Groesback
Cast  Fredric March (Jean Lafitte), Franciska Gaal (Gretchen), Akim Tamiroff (Dominique You), Margot Grahame (Annette de Remy), Walter Brennan (Ezra Peavey), Ian Keith (Senator Crawford)
Similar movies  The Buccaneer, Pirates: Blood Brothers, Pirates of Treasure Island, Last of the Buccaneers, Double Crossbones, Pirates of the Great Salt Lake
Tagline  The greatest adventure romance in Cecil B De Mille's glorious gallery of screen triumphs!

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The Buccaneer is a 1938 American adventure film made by Paramount Pictures based on Jean Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. It was produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille from a screenplay by Harold Lamb, Edwin Justus Mayer and C. Gardner Sullivan adapted by Jeanie Macpherson from the novel Lafitte the Pirate by Lyle Saxon. The music score was by George Antheil and the cinematography by Victor Milner.


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The film stars Fredric March as Lafitte, Franciska Gaal and Akim Tamiroff with Margot Grahame, Walter Brennan, Ian Keith, Spring Byington, Douglass Dumbrille, Beulah Bondi and Anthony Quinn in supporting roles.

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It is one of the few pre-1950 sound films by Paramount to remain under that studio's ownership (partly so the remake could be filmed), whereas most films from that era had been sold to EMKA, Ltd. - now part of NBCUniversal Television Distribution - in the early television era.

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Cecil B. DeMille remade the film in 1958 in Technicolor and VistaVision with the same title, but because of ill health, he allowed Henry Wilcoxon, his longtime friend and associate, to produce it, and the film was directed by Anthony Quinn, who was his son-in-law at the time. DeMille received no screen credit, but did make a personal appearance in the prologue to the film, much as he did in The Ten Commandments. The 1958 version of The Buccaneer stars Yul Brynner, Charles Boyer and Claire Bloom, with Charlton Heston as Andrew Jackson. Douglass Dumbrille appeared in both versions and Quinn acted in the earlier version.

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Fredric March ... Jean Lafitte
Franciska Gaal ... Gretchen
Akim Tamiroff ... Dominique You
Margot Grahame ... Annette de Remy
Walter Brennan ... Ezra Peavey
Ian Keith ... Senator Crawford
Anthony Quinn ... Beluche
Douglass Dumbrille ... Governor William C.C. Claiborne
Beulah Bondi ... Aunt Charlotte
Robert Barrat ... Captain Brown
Fred Kohler ... Gramby
Luana Walters ... Suzette
Hugh Sothern ... General Andrew Jackson
John Rogers ... Mouse
Hans Steinke ... Tarsus
Stanley Andrews ... Collector of the Port


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