Splice the main-brace and set sail with one of Hollywood's greatest pirate yarns. Robert Newton ( Treasure Island) has the role of a lifetime as Blackbeard, holy terror of the high seas.
It's set at a time of buccaneers and privateers; plucky Robert Maynard (Keith Andes) infiltrates the ship of notorious pirate Charles Bellamy, searching for vital evidence that will convict crooked official Henry Morgan. But Bellamy has been deposed; Blackbeard is captain now and he doesn't trust Maynard. There's treasure to plunder and a fair maiden to rescue but Blackbeard is a dangerous man and will not easily be defeated...
Director Jean Renoir's opening scene, narrative device introducing Paulette Goddard as the title character Celestine, along with fellow servant Louise (Irene Ryan) and presumptuous Joseph (Francis Lederer), from The Diary Of A Chambermaid, 1946.
Edwina (Linda Darnell) appears on deck, usurper captain Blackbeard (Robert Newton) being piratical, Mallory (Keith Andes) in a Raoul Walsh-directed sword fight, and a funeral (led by William Bendix) from Blackbeard the Pirate, 1952.
Director Jean Renoir well outside the Hollywood norm with his opening sequence, introducing haunted Coast Guardsman Burnett (Robert Ryan) and, underwater, his fiancee' Eve (Nan Leslie), in The Woman On The Beach, 1947.
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