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The Buccaneer

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Original title
The Buccaneer
Year
Running time
119 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Jeanie Macpherson, Jesse Lasky Jr., Bernice Mosk (Novel: Lyle Saxon)
Music
Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography
Loyal Griggs
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Adventure | Pirates. Sea Adventures. Remake. 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1958: Nominated for Oscar: Best Costume Design
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