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Botany Bay (1953) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by John Farrow and produced by Joseph Sistrom.

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Capt. Paul Gilbert: [after sentencing Hugh Tallant to a 50-lash whipping] I don't want any danger of infection. Have you the salt ready for his wounds?


Capt. Paul Gilbert: Mr. Green, you will make preparations for keelhauling the prisoners.
Second Mate Spencer: Captain Gilbert, no man has been keelhauled on an English ship for fifty years.
Capt. Paul Gilbert: Oh, I don't think it's been that long.


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The figurehead on the prow of the ship is a full body and face cast of Jan Sterling.
May be the only movie in which the leading man, Alan Ladd, is subjected to that naval punishment known as keelhauling - being dragged under the ship's keel from a rope that looped beneath the vessel, which could end up in dismemberment or death by drowning.
According to his biography, Alan Ladd summed up his role in "Botany Bay" as follows: "I'm a hell of a hero in this picture. I kill nine guys and duel and talk and talk and talk and make love all over the place. Don't miss me. I'm very big."
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