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The Buccaneer (1938)

The Buccaneer





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This exciting, epic swashbuckler film chronicles the romantic, exciting life of notorious New Orleans buccaneer Jean Lafitte. He is first seen refusing to harass American ships because he has sworn his allegiance to the country and is determined to prove himself honorable. Unfortunately, leopards seldom change their spots.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Edwin Justus Mayer, C. Gardner Sullivan, Harold Lamb
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2012
Paramount Pictures


Fredric March
as Jean Lafitte
Ian Keith
as Sen. Crawford
Margot Grahame
as Annette de Remy
Walter Brennan
as Ezra Peavey
Akim Tamiroff
as Dominique You
Spring Byington
as Dolly Madison
Douglas Dumbrille
as Governor Claiborne
Robert H. Barrat
as Capt. Brown
Hugh Sothern
as Andrew Jackson
Beulah Bondi
as Aunt Charlotte
Louise Campbell
as Marie de Remy
Montagu Love
as Adm. Cockburn
Eric Stanley
as Gen. Ross
Gilbert Emery
as Capt. Lockyer
Holmes Herbert
as Capt. McWilliams
Evelyn Keyes
as Madeleine
Francis McDonald
as Camden Blount
Frank Melton
as Lt. Shreve
Stanley Andrews
as Collector of Port
Jack Hubbard
as Charles
Richard Denning
as Capt. Reid
Charles Brokaw
as Vincent Nolte
Davison Clark
as Colonel Butler
Paul Fix
as Dying pirate
John Hubbard
as Charles
Thaddeus Jones
as John Freeman
Alphonse Martell
as Major Latour
Barry Norton
as Villere
Reginald Sheffield
as Ship's Surgeon
Charles Trowbridge
as Daniel Carrol
Eugene Jackson
as James Smith
Evan Thomas
as Sir Harry Smith
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All Critics (1)

Cecil B. DeMille plays fast and loose with his history, as usual, but he also has more fun with the story than in many of his big historical spectacles...

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
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Audience Reviews for The Buccaneer

Typically florid DeMille drama not as over the top as some is solid entertain ment. Some of the obvious projection shots take you out of the movie but overall well made.

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