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Buccaneer's Girl (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1 March 1950 (USA)
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A New Orleans entertainer falls for a pirate who has another identity.

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Frederick De Cordova (as Frederick de Cordova)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Deborah McCoy
Philip Friend ... Frederic Baptiste
Robert Douglas ... Narbonne
Elsa Lanchester ... Mme. Brizar
Andrea King ... Arlene Villon
Norman Lloyd ... Patout
Jay C. Flippen ... Jared Hawkins
Henry Daniell ... Capt. Duval
Douglass Dumbrille ... Capt. Martos (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Verna Felton ... Dowager
John Qualen ... Vegetable Man
Connie Gilchrist ... Vegetable Woman
Ben Welden ... Tom
Dewey Robinson ... Kryl
Peggie Castle ... Cleo
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Storyline

Robin Hood-like pirate Baptiste takes only the ships of rich but wicked trader Narbonne. Fun loving Debbie, a passenger from his latest prize, stows away on the pirate ship and falls for the pirate; later, having become a New Orleans entertainer, she meets his alter ego, who's engaged to the governor's daughter. Sea battles and land rescues follow in lighthearted style. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Universal-International's Fiery Swashbuckling Adventure!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Piratenbraut See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Arlene Villon: Gutter snipe!
Arlene Villon: Cow!
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Soundtracks

HERE'S TO THE LADIES
Music by Walter Scharf
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung by unknown actor
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The Pirate Who Nabs Her
16 May 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Buccaneer's Girl stars Yvonne DeCarlo as a stowaway entertainer and Philip Friend as the pirate who nabs her in a 76 lighthearted minute romp. It's a bit too lighthearted however and after Buccaneer's Girl is over you're scratching your head, wondering what you saw.

Friend it seems is having one long practical joke on Robert Douglas. As a pirate he only robs ships that are sailing with merchant Douglas's cargoes. Friend in is other Clark Kent guise as a privateer commissioned by Douglas to clean out those pirates robbing him takes his profits and puts them to a Seaman's Fund which goes to build merchant ships for all of Douglas's rivals. We're never given a reason why all this started, but the two of them are in heat over French Cajun princess Andrea King. That is until DeCarlo comes into Friend's life and discovers his dual identity.

During the course of the film, Yvonne sings a few songs and gets into a nice chick fight with Andrea King. Not as good as what Marlene Dietrich and Una Merkel had in Destry Rides Again, but it has its moments.

Still it's a below par film all around except when Elsa Lanchester playing the part of a combination finishing school mistress and madam is on screen. Those moments are too few in Buccaneer's Girl.


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