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The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer (1958)

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Release Date: Dec 1, 1958 Wide

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When Cecil B. DeMille was set to direct a re-make of his 1938 swashbuckler The Buccaneer and suddenly became ill, his son-in-law, Anthony Quinn, jumped into DeMille's jodhpurs. In this version, Yul Brynner plays the starring role of debonair pirate Jean Lafitte, who is contacted by General Andrew Jackson (Charlton Heston) to come to the aid of the United States when the British attack New Orleans during the War of 1812. Lafitte immediately falls in love with Annette Claiborne (Inger Stevens),

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance

Jesse Lasky, Bernice Mosk

Jun 10, 1991

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A dull misfire.

June 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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This disappointing remake of DeMille's 1938 blockbuster was helmed by his son in law, actor Anthony Quinn, in his only directorial effort.

August 22, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Colorful pageant of pirate derring-do might have been technically directed by Anthony Quinn but it bares the heavy imprint of C.B. DeMille. Brynner does well as the pirate and Heston repeating his Andy Jackson from The President's Lady captures him perfectly. Inger Stevens is incredibly beautiful.
February 13, 2014
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