The Spanish Main

The Spanish Main

(1945)

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Genres
Drama, Romance, Action & Adventure
Runtime
1h 40min

Cast

Paul Henreid
Capt. Laurent Van Horn
Maureen O'Hara
Contessa Francesca
Walter Slezak
Don Juan Alvarado
Binnie Barnes
Anne Bonney
John Emery
Mario Du Billar
Barton MacLane
Capt. Benjamin Black
J. M. Kerrigan
Pillery Gow
Jack La Rue
Lt. Escobar
Mike Mazurki
Erik Swaine
Ian Keith
Captain Lussan
Victor Kilian
Santa Madre Captain
Antonio Moreno
Commandante
John George
Pirate (uncredited)
Leo Schlesinger
Spanish Guard

Synopsis

Laurent van Horn is the leader of a band of Dutch refugees on a ship seeking freedom in the Carolinas, when the ship is wrecked on the coast of Cartagene. governed by Don Juan Alvardo, Spainish ruler. Alvarado has Laurent thrown in prison, but the latter escapes, and five-years later is a pirate leader. He poses as the navigator on a ship in which Contessa Francesca, daughter of a Mexican noble, is traveling on her way to marry Alvarado, whom she has never seen. Laurent's pirates capture the ship and Francesa, in order to save another ship, gives her hand-in-marriage to Laurent, who sails her to the pirate hideout. This irks the jealous Anne Bonney and,also, Captain Benjamin Black, who was already irked, anyway. They overpower Laurent and send Francesa to Alvarado, and then Mario du Billar, trusted right-hand man, makes a deal to deliver Laurent to Alvarado also.

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