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Fifteen Year Old Captain (1974)

Un capitán de quince años (original title)
Dick Sand travels aboard the "Pilgrim" when, following dramatic events, the ship becomes without a captain. Fate has it so that, to keep all sailors in peace, he shall command the ship. All... See full summary »

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Jesús Franco
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
José Manuel Marcos José Manuel Marcos ... Dick Sand
Edmund Purdom ... Admiral Marlowe
Marc Cassot ... Captain Hull
Doris Thomas Doris Thomas ... Clara Marlowe
Howard Vernon ... Korda
Armand Mestral ... Harris
William Berger ... Negoro
Fernando Bilbao ... Hercules
Sergio Mendizábal Sergio Mendizábal ... Benedict
Luis Barboo ... Sailor
Alberto Dalbés ... Vargas
Marisol Delgado Marisol Delgado ... Clara's maid
Gonzalo Cañas Gonzalo Cañas ... Bat
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Dick Sand travels aboard the "Pilgrim" when, following dramatic events, the ship becomes without a captain. Fate has it so that, to keep all sailors in peace, he shall command the ship. All accept this arrangement, even Negoro - whose resentment will add treachery to circumstances already difficult to take the ship to safe harbour. To a point the task may prove impossible... Written by Artemis-9

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 March 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Un capitaine de quinze ans See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Jules Verne and slavery...
10 December 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Un capitaine de quinze ans" is an obscure Jules Verne's book which I read when I was about 14 and which I liked very much.An adventure yarn,it displayed Verne's disgust for slavery .

It is an eventful story ;its best moment is when the hero and his mates discover they are not in America but in Africa .

If Luis Bunuel was probably the best Spanish director ever,Jesus Franco won the "Spanish Worst" award hands down.He completely butchered Verne's novel,but one must precise it's not entirely his fault.Such a film demands a big budget ,as successful adaptations as "20,000 leagues under the sea" and "journey to the center of the earth" show.

Here the jungle looks like a public park,the hero is chewing gum ,and when they go whaling,well...The characters are uninteresting,the hero is completely bland and the villains ...well,read the book instead.


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