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Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)

Story deals with slave-running between Hawaii and California in 1840, featuring a wild mutiny aboard a slave ship on the high seas, the bartering of natives for slavery in a tropical ... See full summary »

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Michael L. Simmons (screenplay), Ben Pivar (original story idea)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Arlen ... Capt. Robert Lawrence
Andy Devine ... Slim Collins
Constance Moore ... Helen Bailey
Noah Beery ... Captain of the 'Blackhawk'
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Blake - the First Mate
Mala ... Wani - Native Slave Leader
Thurston Hall ... Sam Bailey
Sandra Kane Sandra Kane ... Tania Bailey
Paul Fix ... Jock - a Sailor
Richard Lane ... Kit Carson
Mabel Albertson ... The Widow
Charles Trowbridge ... Gen. Fremont
Peter Potter Peter Potter ... Sailor (as Bill Moore)
Byron Foulger ... Coombs - a Sailor
Francisco Marán Francisco Marán ... Gen. Romero (as Francisco Maran)
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Storyline

Story deals with slave-running between Hawaii and California in 1840, featuring a wild mutiny aboard a slave ship on the high seas, the bartering of natives for slavery in a tropical paradise, and battle scenes between enraged California settlers and the Mexican Army. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Plot Keywords:

mutiny | slave | See All (2) »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Old California See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Mabel Albertson. See more »

Quotes

Slim Collins: [Indicating tattoo of map on his stomach] When I let my breath out, Mexico joins the Union!
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Connections

Edited from Sutter's Gold (1936) See more »

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