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The Buccaneer (1958) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Anthony Quinn and produced by Cecil B. DeMille and Henry Wilcoxon.


Swashbuckling historical adventure about the escapades of pirate Jean Lafitte - his relationship with American president Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812 and how Lafitte came to the rescue of America's fighting forces. Remake of the 1938 film by Cecil B. DeMille, who narrates the introduction. Directorial debut by actor Quinn, married at the time to Katherine DeMille, Cecil's daughter.

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Jean Lafitte: [Told by the British that a battle is coming and he *better* be on the winning side] Oh, the side I choose will be the winning side!

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There was a "Dominic Yu" in Lafitte's band of pirates, but modern research suggests "Yu" was actually an alias for Alexandre Lafitte, Jean's older brother, from whom he learned the buccaneer's trade.
There is no historical evidence to prove that Lafitte actually was present during the battle.
Anthony Quinn plays the role of Beluche in the 1938 movie. For this one, he is the director. In fact, it is the only instance in his film career of taking on that job.
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