The Buccaneer (1938)

The Buccaneer





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This exciting epic swashbuckler from Cecil B. DeMille 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 and Fate has other plans for the great pirate.

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


as Jean Lafitte

as Gretchen

as Sen. Crawford

as Annette de Remy

as Ezra Peavey

as Dominique You

as Dolly Madison

as Governor Claiborne

as Capt. Brown

as Andrew Jackson

as Aunt Charlotte

as Marie de Remy

as Adm. Cockburn

as Gen. Ross

as Gramby

as Capt. Lockyer

as Capt. McWilliams

as Madeleine

as Camden Blount

as Lt. Shreve

as Collector of Port

as Charles

as Capt. Reid

as Roxanne

as Vincent Nolte

as Colonel Butler

as Woman

as Dying pirate

as Charles

as John Freeman

as Major Latour

as Villere

as Mouse

as Ship's Surgeon

as Sir Harry Smith

as Daniel Carrol

as Suzette

as James 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.

jay nixon

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