In 1834, Charles Stewart (Alan Ladd), the spoiled, dissolute son of a shipping magnate, is shanghaied aboard the Pilgrim, one of his father's own ships. He embarks upon a long, hellish sea voyage under the tyrannical rule of Captain Francis Thompson (Howard Da Silva), assisted by his first mate, Amazeen (William Bendix). One of his crewmates is Richard Henry Dana Jr. (Brian Donlevy).

  1. John Farrow


  2. Richard Henry Dana Jr.


  3. George Bruce


  4. Seton I. Miller


Top Billed Cast

  1. Alan Ladd

    Alan Ladd

    Charles Stewart

  2. Brian Donlevy

    Brian Donlevy

    Richard Henry Dana

  3. William Bendix

    William Bendix

    First Mate Amazeen

  4. Barry Fitzgerald

    Barry Fitzgerald

    Terence O'Feenaghty

  5. Howard Da Silva

    Howard Da Silva

    Captain Francis A. Thompson

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Two Years Before the Mast
Two Years Before the Mast


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Status Released

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  • November 22, 1946


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

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