The Master of Ballantrae (1953)

The Master of Ballantrae





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Errol Flynn buckled his last swash in The Master of Ballantrae, playing out the final film of his Warner Brothers contract in this high seas adventure, liberally adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson yarn. Flynn plays Jamie Durrisdeer, a Scottish heir, who fights for freedom against the British. When the rebels are defeated, Jamie must flee to the West Indies with Col. Francis Burke (Roger Livesey), an Irish soldier of fortune, in order to escape capture. After battling pirates, Jamie puts … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Classics
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On DVD: Jul 1, 2003



as Jamie Durrisdeer

as Col. Francis Burke

as Henry Durrisdeer

as Lady Alison

as Jessie Brown

as Lord Durrisdeer

as MacKellar

as Maj. Clarendon

as Matthew Bull

as Marianne

as Col. Banks
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Critic Reviews for The Master of Ballantrae

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Later day Flynn, who has swashed better buckles.

March 22, 2008

September 17, 2005

February 20, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for The Master of Ballantrae

As much as I love Flynn and Cardiff, Master of Ballantrae wasn't amazing. Not bad, but it's far from the gloriousness that is The Sea Hawk and Captain Blood.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Just one of those Errol Flynn movies from the twilight of his career, that delivers on surface level thrills without much depth or attention to quality.

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