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The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer (1938)

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Release Date: Feb 4, 1938 Wide

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Cecil B. DeMille's The Buccaneer stars Fredric March, complete with curly hair, pencil moustache and florid "Sacre Bleu!" French accent, as 18th century pirate Jean Lafitte. Operating out of a "buccaneer's haven" of the coast of New Orleans, Lafitte plunders all passing ships for their wealth, but refuses to attack any vessel flying the American flag. During one seafaring skirmish, he rescues Dutch maiden Gretchen (Franziska Gaal) from a sunken ship. Gretchen falls madly in love with the dashing

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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...

May 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Parallax View
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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.
April 7, 2011
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