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The Buccaneer

Released Jan 7, 1938 2h 1m History Drama List
Reviews 38% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In 1814, pirate Jean Lafitte (Fredric March) controls the bayous separating the gulf from the ocean, and is wanted by the Louisiana governor. Although the British naval forces attempt to bribe Lafitte to help them attack New Orleans and Gen. Andrew Jackson, Lafitte feels a sense of obligation to America, despite attempts by the corrupt Senator Crawford to portray him as a liar. After he's attacked by a former officer of Napoleon's forces, Lafitte decides to aid Jackson's defense of the city. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine The Buccaneer is one of the season's best historical films, boldly and convincingly handled and wonderfully entertaining. Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Sean Axmaker Parallax View Cecil B. DeMille plays fast and loose with his history, as usual, but he also has more fun with the story than in many of his big historical spectacles... May 4, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Alexander H This movie is very excellent. The entire thing is fun and good and well directed and the score is good and the cinematography is good. The things look good when they should. It is sad when it should be. It is funny when it should be. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/11/23 Full Review Audience Member good swashbuckler pic from CB DeMille Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Typically florid DeMille drama not as over the top as some is solid entertain ment. Some of the obvious projection shots take you out of the movie but overall well made. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I've always loved both versions of this one .The other was with Yul Brenner and Charleston Heston and both were directed by DeMille. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 1814, pirate Jean Lafitte (Fredric March) controls the bayous separating the gulf from the ocean, and is wanted by the Louisiana governor. Although the British naval forces attempt to bribe Lafitte to help them attack New Orleans and Gen. Andrew Jackson, Lafitte feels a sense of obligation to America, despite attempts by the corrupt Senator Crawford to portray him as a liar. After he's attacked by a former officer of Napoleon's forces, Lafitte decides to aid Jackson's defense of the city.
Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Genre
History, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 7, 1938, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 11, 2014
Runtime
2h 1m
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