The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer (1958)

Piercing Drama of La Fitte - Man or Devil ?

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During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes strategically important to both parties, but it's inhabited by the last big buccaneer: Jean Lafitte. Although Lafitte never attacks American ships, the governor hates him for selling merchandise without taxes - and is loved by the citizens for the same reason. When the big fight gets nearer, Lafitte is drawn between the fronts. His heart belongs to America, but his people urge him to join the party that's more likely to win.

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Crew Edwin Justus Mayer Script
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Writing C. Gardner Sullivan Screenplay
Camera Loyal Griggs Director of Photography
Writing Lyle Saxon Novel
Writing Jesse Lasky Jr. Screenplay
Writing Jeanie Macpherson Adaptation
Production Cecil B. DeMille Producer
Editing Archie Marshek Editor
Writing Bernice Mosk Screenplay
Production Cecil B. DeMille Executive Producer
Writing Harold Lamb Screenplay
Directing Anthony Quinn Director
Camera Norbert Haring Grip
Directing Clem Jones Second Assistant Director
Crew Polly Burson Stunts