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The Buccaneer (1958)





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In this film, Yul Brynner plays the dashing buccaneer Jean Lafitte whose help is enlisted by U.S. General Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812 to defend New Orleans from British troops. While performing patriotic assistance, he falls for Annette Claiborne, the daughter of Louisiana's Governor, William Claiborne.

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Yul Brynner
as Jean Lafitte
Charlton Heston
as Gen. Andrew Jackson
Claire Bloom
as Bonnie Brown
Charles Boyer
as Dominique You
Inger Stevens
as Annette Claiborne
Henry Hull
as Ezra Peavey
E.G. Marshall
as Gov. Claiborne
Lorne Greene
as Mercier
Ted de Corsia
as Capt. Rumbo
Douglass Dumbrille
as Collector of Port
Robert Simon
as Capt. Brown
Robert F. Simon
as Capt. Brown
Leslie E. Bradley
as Capt. McWilliams
Barry Kelley
as Commodore Patterson
Robert Warwick
as Capt. Lockyer
Steven Marlo
as Beluche
James Todd
as Whipple
Onslow Stevens
as Customs Inspector
Theodora Davitt
as Marie Claiborne
Wally Richard
as Lt. Shreve
James Seay
as Creole Officer
Woody Strode
as Soldier
Paul Newlan
as Capt. Flint
Norma Varden
as Mme. Hilaire
John Hubbard
as Dragoon Captain
Brad Johnson
as Rocket Officer
Harry Shannon
as Captain, Corinthian
Manuel Rojas
as Orlando Corona
Paul Wexler
as Horse-Face
Mimi Gibson
as Little Girl
Leonard Graves
as Chighizola
Raymond Greenleaf
as Junior Senator
Judd Holdren
as Major Reed
Robin Hughes
as Lt. Rogers
Harlan Warde
as Naval Aide
Charles Meredith
as Senior Senator
Alberto Morin
as Major Latour
Ken Miller
as Sentry
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Critic Reviews for The Buccaneer

All Critics (3)

The late Cecil B. DeMille "supervised" this sluggish historical melodrama but did not actually produce it or direct it, and it might have benefited from some of the old showman's flamboyance.

October 21, 2019 | Full Review…

A dull misfire.

June 29, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

This disappointing remake of DeMille's 1938 blockbuster was helmed by his son in law, actor Anthony Quinn, in his only directorial effort.

August 22, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Buccaneer


Colorful pageant of pirate derring-do might have been technically directed by Anthony Quinn but it bares the heavy imprint of C.B. DeMille. Brynner does well as the pirate and Heston repeating his Andy Jackson from The President's Lady captures him perfectly. Inger Stevens is incredibly beautiful.

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