Plymouth Adventure (1952)

Plymouth Adventure (1952)

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Plymouth Adventure earned a footnote in film history as the last directorial effort by the prolific Clarence Brown. Otherwise, this colorful re-creation of the Pilgrims' journey to America is a workmanlike job, never inspired but always interesting. Spencer Tracy stars as bull-stubborn Captain Christopher Jones, who intends to guide the Mayflower to its destination come Hell, high water or any other obstacle. Since Jones is spiritually "wed" to his job, the film's romantic angle is handled by Van Johnson as John Alden and Dawn Addams as Patricia Mullen. Gene Tierney is second-billed as Dorothy Bradford, the ill-fated bride of future Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford. Though the film makes several departures from the facts (there's even a villain!), Plymouth Adventure tells its tale professionally and with satisfactory entertainment value. The film earned MGM artisan A. Arnold Gillespie an Academy Award for best special effects.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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MGM

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Cast

Spencer Tracy
as Capt. Christopher Jones
Gene Tierney
as Dorothy Bradford
Van Johnson
as John Alden
Lloyd Bridges
as Coppin
Leo Genn
as William Bradford
Dawn Addams
as Priscilla Mullins
Barry Jones
as William Brewster
John Dehner
as Gilbert Winslow
Tommy Ivo
as William Button
Lowell Gilmore
as Edward Winslow
Noel Drayton
as Miles Standish
Rhys Williams
as Mr. Weston
Kathleen Lockhart
as Mary Brewster
Murray Matheson
as Christopher Martin
John Dierkes
as Greene
Paul Cavanagh
as John Carver
Noreen Corcoran
as Ellen Moore
Dennis Hoey
as Head Constable
Hugh Pryne
as Samuel Fuller
Matt Moore
as William Mullins
William Self
as Sailor
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Rose Standish
Keith McConnell
as William White
Elizabeth Harrower
as Elizabeth Hopkins
Ivis Goulding
as Alice Mullins
Roger Broaddus
as Bit Role (uncredited)
Gene Coogan
as Sailor
Kay English
as Catherine Carver
James Logan
as Trevore
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Critic Reviews for Plymouth Adventure

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October 16, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Plymouth Adventure

"The Growth of the Human Spirit brings it closer to all human beings, I was alone, now I'm with my Fellows" ~a formerly Crass & Jaded Capt. Christopher Jones (Spencer Tracy), Capt. of the Mayflower.This line may possibly be my favorite words ever spoken. A Rag Tag bunch of Misfit Pilgrim Quakers,their Trials & Tribulations on their courageous Journey on the Mayflower to start life in the yet Wilderness of America.A Stellar Ensemble Cast that includes Spencer Tracy, Gene Tierney, Van Johnson, Lloyd Bridges, Leo Genn, Dawn Addams, John Dehner, to name a few that brought these larger than life Historic Characters to life so memorably.This will from now on, forever be, a Thanksgiving Tradition.

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

Impressive production, fine art direction, the costumes are decent. It does lack period flavor though, the women?s hairstyles have a 1950?s look, but at least their was an effort made. Good and vivid color cinematography and sincere performances. Highly fictionalized, but after all it is Hollywood in 1952. An Oscar winner for best special effects. It?s not a great film, but I was always interested in the story. Clarence Brown's last film.

James Higgins
James Higgins

65/100. Impressive production, fine art direction, the costumes are decent. It does lack period flavor though, the women's hairstyles have a 1950's look, but at least their was an effort made. Good and vivid color cinematography and sincere performances. Highly fictionalized, but after all it is Hollywood in 1952. An Oscar winner for best special effects. It's not a great film, but I was always interested in the story. Clarence Brown's last film.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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