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Botany Bay (1953)





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Framed for robbery, 18th century medical student Alan Ladd is sentenced to a New South Wales penal colony. En route to the prison, Ladd is tormented by sadistic ship's captain James Mason, while Mason's beloved Patricia Medina takes a fancy to the new prisoner. Once at the colony, Ladd is befriended by governor Sir Cedric Hardwicke, since the populace is in desperate need of a qualified physician. Mason's efforts to continue persecuting Ladd are foiled when Mason is killed by a group of disgruntled aborigines. Though it sounds a lot like Captain Blood, Botany Bay was based on a novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame).

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Alan Ladd
as Hugh Tallant
James Mason
as Capt. Paul Gilbert
Patricia Medina
as Sally Munroe
Cedric Hardwicke
as Gov. Phillips
Murray Matheson
as Rev. Thynne
Dorothy Patten
as Mrs. Nellie Garth
John Hardy
as Nat Garth
Hugh Pryse
as Ned Inching
Anita Bolster
as Moll Cudlip
Alec Harford
as Jenkins
Noel Drayton
as 3rd Mate Spencer
Ben Wright
as lst Mate Green
Patrick Aherne
as Bo's'n's Mate
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