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The Buccaneer (1958)

The Buccaneer (1958)

The Buccaneer





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Yul Brynner plays the dashing buccaneer Jean Lafitte whose help is enlisted by U.S. General Andrew Jackson (Charlton Heston) during the War of 1812 to defend New Orleans from British troops. While performing patriotic assistance, he falls for Annette Claiborne (Inger Stevens), the daughter of Louisiana's Governor, William Claiborne (Everette Marshall). This swashbuckler was directed by actor Anthony Quinn as his father-in-law, Cecil B. DeMille, was ill.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Jesse Lasky, Jesse Lasky Jr., Bernice Mosk
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 10, 1991
Paramount Pictures


Yul Brynner
as Jean Lafitte
Charlton Heston
as Gen. Andrew Jackson
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. Claiborne
Lorne Greene
as Mercier
Ted de Corsia
as Capt. Rumbo
Douglas Dumbrille
as Collector of Port
Robert F. Simon
as Capt. Brown
Robert Simon
as Capt. Brown
Leslie E. Bradley
as Capt. McWilliams
Barry Kelley
as Commodore Patterson
Robert Warwick
as Capt. Lockyer
Steven Marlo
as Beluche
James Todd
as Whipple
Onslow Stevens
as Customs Inspector
Theodora Davitt
as Marie Claiborne
Wally Richard
as Lt. Shreve
James Seay
as Creole Officer
Woody Strode
as Soldier
Paul Newlan
as Capt. Flint
Norma Varden
as Mme. Hilaire
John Hubbard
as Dragoon Captain
Brad Johnson
as Rocket Officer
Harry Shannon
as Captain, Corinthian
Manuel Rojas
as Orlando Corona
Paul Wexler
as Horse-Face
Mimi Gibson
as Little Girl
Leonard Graves
as Chighizola
Raymond Greenleaf
as Junior Senator
Judd Holdren
as Major Reed
Robin Hughes
as Lt. Rogers
Harlan Warde
as Naval Aide
Charles Meredith
as Senior Senator
Ken Miller
as Sentry
Alberto Morin
as Major Latour
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Critic Reviews for The Buccaneer

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A dull misfire.

Full Review… | June 29, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This disappointing remake of DeMille's 1938 blockbuster was helmed by his son in law, actor Anthony Quinn, in his only directorial effort.

Full Review… | August 22, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Buccaneer


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.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This wasn't a great pirate movie but it was ok. Not much swashbuckling as we've seen since (and before), probably since it is based on a true story and the producers were trying to keep it real.

Alexander Morgan

Hmmm, an action adventure pirate movie set during the war with the British of 1812 with Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Charles Boyer, hmmm, I'm there!. . .

Jay Maultsby

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