The Buccaneer

Piercing Drama of La Fitte - Man or Devil ?

Categories: Adventure, Drama, War, History
During the War of 1812 against Britain: 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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1958-12-11
Run time: 119 minute / 1:59
Director: Anthony Quinn
Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., C. Gardner Sullivan, Harold Lamb, Bernice Mosk.
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America


Yul Brynner
as Jean Lafitte
Claire Bloom
as Bonnie Brown
Inger Stevens
as Annette Claiborne
Charlton Heston
as Gen. Andrew Jackson
Charles Boyer
as Dominique You
Henry Hull
as Ezra Peavey
Lorne Greene
as Mercier
E.G. Marshall
as Gov. William Claiborne
Ted de Corsia
as Capt. Rumbo
Douglass Dumbrille
as Collector of the Port
Robert F. Simon
as Capt. Brown
Sir Lancelot
as Scipio
Fran Jeffries
as Cariba - Mawbee Girl
John Dierkes
as Deacon
Woody Strode
as Toro
Henry Brandon
as British Major
Kathleen Freeman
as Tina
Jerry Hartleben
as Miggs
Mimi Gibson
as Marjorie
Norma Varden
as Madame Hilaire
Harry Wilson
as Pirate with Eyepatch
Bess Flowers
as Party Guest
Bruce Gordon
as Gramby
Iris Adrian
as Brown's Blowsy Girlfriend
Edwin Justus Mayer Script

Archie Marshek Editor

Anthony Quinn Director

Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer

Cecil B. DeMille Producer
Cecil B. DeMille Executive Producer

Loyal Griggs Director of Photography

Jesse Lasky Jr. Screenplay
Jeanie Macpherson Adaptation
C. Gardner Sullivan Screenplay
Harold Lamb Screenplay
Bernice Mosk Screenplay
Lyle Saxon Novel

Norbert Haring Grip

Clem Jones Second Assistant Director

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