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Laurent van Horn is the leader of a band of Dutch refugees on a ship seeking freedom in the Carolinas, when the ship is wrecked on the coast of Cartagene. governed by Don Juan Alvardo, Spainish ruler. Alvarado has Laurent thrown in prison, but the latter escapes, and five-years later is a pirate leader. He poses as the navigator on a ship in which Contessa Francesca, daughter of a Mexican noble, is traveling on her way to marry Alvarado, whom she has never seen. Laurent's pirates capture the ship and Francesa, in order to save another ship, gives her hand-in-marriage to Laurent, who sails her to the pirate hideout. This irks the jealous Anne Bonney and,also, Captain Benjamin Black, who was already irked, anyway. They overpower Laurent and send Francesa to Alvarado, and then Mario du Billar, trusted right-hand man, makes a deal to deliver Laurent to Alvarado also.

  1. George Worthing Yates


  2. Herman J. Mankiewicz


  3. Frank Borzage


Top Billed Cast

  1. Paul Henreid

    Paul Henreid

    Capt. Laurent Van Horn

  2. Maureen O'Hara

    Maureen O'Hara

    Contessa Francesca

  3. Walter Slezak

    Walter Slezak

    Don Juan Alvarado

  4. Binnie Barnes

    Binnie Barnes

    Anne Bonney

  5. John Emery

    John Emery

    Mario Du Billar

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The Spanish Main
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Status Released

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  • October 1, 1945


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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