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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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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.
The figurehead on the prow of the ship is a full body and face cast of Jan Sterling.
Jonathan Harris' movie debut.
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