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The Buccaneer (1938) was a Adventure - Historical Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, William LeBaron and William H. Pine.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyVictor MilnerNominated
Best Costume DesignRalph Jester, Edith Head, John JensenNominated
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The Buccaneer (1938, Cecil B. DeMille)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 16, 2019 From The Stop Button

Even if you give The Buccaneer a lot of its historical absurdities and classic Hollywood whitewashing, even if you give it a motley crew of murdering (but not raping, good family men) pirates getting giddy and doing a singalong while they row themselves through the bayou to fight for Andrew Jackson ... Read full article


The Buccaneer ( 1958 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 12, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"There comes a time when a man wants to change...belong to something, or maybe someone." The pirate and privateer Jean Lafitte had warehouses of stolen loot, a beautiful house on the private island in Barataria Bay, and freedom to do as he pleased, but he lacked respect from the one woman he loved,... Read full article


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Paramount's shop facility made 63 functional cannons used in the battle sequences.
Douglass Dumbrille, who played Governor Claiborne in this film, appeared in the 1958 remake, where he played the role of a prominent New Orleans citizen.
The premiere in New Orleans drew 15,000 people. Traffic was so congested that pleas were made on the radio to avoid the downtown area for the second showing.
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