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Director  Anthony Quinn
Budget  5 million USD
Duration  
Language  English
6.5/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Drama, History
Music director  Elmer Bernstein
Country  United States
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Release date  December 1, 1958 (1958-12-01)
Writer  Harold Lamb, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jeanie Macpherson (adaptation), Edwin Justus Mayer, Bernice Mosk, Lyle Saxon (novel), C. Gardner Sullivan
Cast  Yul Brynner (Jean Lafitte), Claire Bloom (Bonnie Brown), Inger Stevens (Annette Claiborne), Charlton Heston (Gen. Andrew Jackson), Charles Boyer (Dominique You), Henry Hull (Ezra Peavey)
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Tagline  Piercing Drama of La Fitte - Man or Devil ?

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The Buccaneer is a 1958 pirate film made by Paramount Pictures starring Yul Brynner as Jean Lafitte, Charles Boyer and Claire Bloom. Charlton Heston played a supporting role as Andrew Jackson, the second time that Heston played Jackson, having portrayed him earlier in the 1953 film The President's Lady. The film was shot in Technicolor and VistaVision, the story takes place during the War of 1812, telling a heavily fictionalized version of how the privateer Lafitte helped in the Battle of New Orleans and how he had to choose between fighting for America or for the side most likely to win, the United Kingdom.

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The film is a remake of the 1938 film of the same name which starred Fredric March and Akim Tamiroff (Boyer played Tamiroff's role in the remake). The 1938 version was produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, but he was seriously ill by the time the 1958 version was made, so he was only the executive producer of that version, leaving his then son-in-law, Anthony Quinn, to direct. It was the only film that Quinn ever directed. Henry Wilcoxon, DeMille's longtime friend, who made frequent appearances in his films, was the actual producer, and DeMille did not receive screen credit, though students of his films would probably find that his touch is obvious throughout the film. Nevertheless, DeMille was unhappy with the film and tried unsuccessfully to improve it; critical response was generally unfavorable, despite some impressive battle scenes.

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The movie's supporting cast featured Inger Stevens, Henry Hull, E. G. Marshall, Lorne Greene, Ted de Corsia, Ed Hinton and Douglass Dumbrille.

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Possibly as a film tie-in, Johnny Horton had a big success at the time with his version of the song The Battle of New Orleans.

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Cast

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  • Yul Brynner as Jean Lafitte
  • Claire Bloom as Bonnie Brown
  • Charles Boyer as Dominique You
  • Inger Stevens as Annette Claiborne
  • Henry Hull as Ezra Peavey
  • E.G. Marshall as Gov. William C. C. Claiborne
  • Charlton Heston as Gen. Andrew Jackson
  • Lorne Greene as Mercier
  • Jack Pennick as Yank, a pirate
  • Paul Wexler as Horseface
  • William Forrest as Colonel Dale (uncredited)
  • Tom Hennesy as pirate (uncredited)
  • Chief Yowlachie as Choctaw Indian (uncredited)
  • Allen Jaffe as pirate (uncredited)
  • Cecil B. DeMille as himself (uncredited)
  • Historical inaccuracy

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    Claiborne's only surviving daughter, Sophronie (or Sophronia) Louise Claiborne, was only two years old at the time of the battle. The romance with Lafitte is complete fiction.


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    References

    The Buccaneer (1958 film) Wikipedia
    The Buccaneer (1958 film) IMDbThe Buccaneer (1958 film) themoviedb.org


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