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Christopher Columbus (1949)





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Reverent to the point of tedium, Christopher Columbus stars Fredric March in the title role, and he's welcome to it. March's wife Florence Eldredge co-stars as Queen Isabella, who finances Columbus' expedition to find a westward route to India. After several reels devoted to table-top miniatures impersonating the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria (punctuated by rumbles of mutiny--no, not "rumble rumble, mutiny mutiny") Columbus reaches the New World. Though obviously filmed on an extravagant budget (Technicolor was still a rare commodity in 1949), the British Christopher Columbus has less going for it than the 1939 Porky Pig cartoon Christopher Columbus Jr.. Filmgoers stayed away in droves, as they would when the movie industry "rediscovered" Columbus for a brace of disastrous multimillion-dollar films in 1992. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Action & Adventure
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On DVD: Nov 15, 2005
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Fredric March
as Christopher Columbus
Florence Eldridge
as Isabella of Spain
Francis L. Sullivan
as Francisco de Bobadil...
Linden Travers
as Beatriz de Peraza
Derek Bond
as Diego de Aranas
Nora Swinburne
as Juana de Torres
Abraham Sofaer
as Luis de Santangel
Dennis Vance
as Francesco Pinzon
Richard Aherne
as Vincente Pinzon
Felix Aylmer
as Father Perez
Francis Lister
as King Ferdinand
Ronald Adam
as Talavera
David Cole
as Columbus' Son
Niall MacGinnis
as Juan de la Cosa
Hugh Pryse
as Almoner
Ralph Truman
as Captain
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