Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Overlooked Films: The Buccaneer (1958)

Yep, this is The Overlooked Films of Jean Lafitte Part 2 (of 2), and the last in our Lafitte marathon. Like the 1938 original, this movie shows us a little of what Lafitte was doing before the War of 1812 found it's way to Louisiana, then what he did when it arrived. In a nutshell, he turned down an offer to help the British, then offered his expert gunners, cannons and stockpile of powder and balls to the American cause, thereby saving Andy Jackson's bacon. Plenty of rip-roaring action. Dang! This makes me want to see it again.

More Overlooked Films: Sweet Freedom

More Jean Lafitte (as in "The Judgment of...") right HERE


Deka Black said...

Seems to be a good movie. btw: Watching Yul brynner with hair in his head is very strange to me. And at first idon't recognized him!

Oscar Case said...

Didn't much care for Yul Brynner or Charles Boyer and his French accent, but it sounds like a pretty good movie with all the action and etc.

Cowboy Yogi said...

This is one of my favorite movies.