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Director  Frank Borzage
Music director  Hanns Eisler
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Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Drama, Romance
Producer  Robert Fellows
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Writer  Aeneas MacKenzie, George Worthing Yates, Herman J. Mankiewicz
Release date  October 4, 1945 (1945-10-04) (U.S.)
Cast  Paul Henreid (Capt. Laurent Van Horn), Maureen O'Hara (Contessa Francesca), Walter Slezak (Don Juan Alvarado), Binnie Barnes (Anne Bonney), John Emery (Mario Du Billar), Barton MacLane (Capt. Benjamin Black)
Similar movies  Peter Pan, The Samurai Pirate, Treasure Island, Captain Phillips, Pan, Peter Pan
Tagline  Loving her . . . taming her . . . called for all his reckless daring!

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The Spanish Main (1945) is an adventure film starring Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak and Binnie Barnes, and directed by Frank Borzage. It was RKO's first all-Technicolor film since Becky Sharp ten years before.

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Cinematographer George Barnes received an Academy Award nomination for Best Color Cinematography. Though a box office hit upon its first release, the film is chiefly remembered today for its lavish and intricate score by Hanns Eisler.

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Plot

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Dutch sea captain Laurent van Horn (Paul Henreid) is shipwrecked off the coast of the Spanish settlement of Cartagena. After being held and sentenced to death, Van Horn and his crew manage to escape. Five years later, Van Horn has established himself as the mysterious pirate known only by the name of his ship: The Barracuda. After infiltrating the vessel ferrying her to her wedding, they capture Contessa Francisca Alvarado (Maureen O'Hara) who has been arranged to marry the corrupt governor (Walter Slezak). Wishing to avoid further bloodshed aboard the escort ship, Francisca offers to marry Van Horn if he will spare the escort, to which he agrees. Over time Francisca and Van Horn become attracted to each other and set out to defeat the villainous governor Don Juan Alvarado and treacherous pirates Du Billar (John Emery) and Capt. Black (Barton MacLane).

Cast

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  • Maureen O'Hara as Francisca Alvarado
  • Paul Henreid as Capt. Laurent van Horn
  • Walter Slezak as Don Juan Alvarado
  • Binnie Barnes as Anne Bonny
  • John Emery as Mario Da Bilar
  • Barton MacLane as Capt. Black
  • J.M. Kerrigan as Pillery Gow
  • Fritz Leiber as Bishop
  • Nancy Gates as Lupita
  • Jack La Rue as Lt. Escobar (as Jack LaRue)
  • Mike Mazurki as Erik Swaine
  • Ian Keith as Captain Lussan
  • Curt Bois as Paree
  • Antonio Moreno as Commandante
  • Victor Kilian as Santa Madre Captain

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    The film includes the character Anne Bonny (Barnes), in a fictionalized account of the real-life well-known female pirate.

    Release

    The film was successful and made a profit of $1,485,000.

    References

    The Spanish Main Wikipedia
    The Spanish Main IMDb The Spanish Main themoviedb.org


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