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This period swashbuckler film is based on the adventure novel Benjamin Blake by Edison Marshall, who also wrote The Vikings (1958). When his brother dies, scheming Arthur Blake (George Sanders) kidnaps his own nephew, Benjamin (played as a youth by Roddy McDowall and as an adult by Tyrone Power). Arthur's purpose is to claim his brother's dukedom for himself. Put to work as a stable boy, Benjamin grows up and develops a crush on his own cousin Isabel (Frances Farmer). When Arthur discovers this, he mercilessly beats Benjamin, who runs away and sails to India on a cargo ship to make his fortune. In Polynesia, he and a friend, Caleb (John Carradine), jump ship and set up camp on a tropical island paradise. There, Benjamin and Caleb become rich mining pearls, while Benjamin falls in love with a native girl, Eve (Gene Tierney). Now that he has amassed wealth, however, Benjamin is determined to return to England and get his revenge on Uncle Arthur. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Tyrone Power
as Benjamin Blake
Gene Tierney
as Eve
George Sanders
as Sir Arthur Blake
Frances Farmer
as Isabel Blake
Roddy McDowall
as Benjamin as a Boy
John Carradine
as Caleb Greene
Elsa Lanchester
as Bristol Isabel
Harry Davenport
as Amos Kidder
Kay Johnson
as Helena Blake
Dudley Digges
as Bartholomew Pratt
Marilyn Knowlden
as Isabel as a Girl
Lester Matthews
as Prosecutor
Heather Thatcher
as Maggie Martin
Ethel Griffies
as Matron
Marten Lamont
as Kenneth Hobart
Pedro de Cordoba
as Fennou
Olaf Hytten
as Court Clerk
Arthur Hohl
as Capt. Greenough
Mae Marsh
as Mrs. Purdy
Charles Irwin
as Captain
Clifford Severn
as Paddy
Virginia Gilmore
Dennis Hoey
as Lord Tarrant
Harry Cording
as Turnkey
James Craven
as Guard
Clive Morgan
as Lord St. George
Leonard Carey
as Pale Tom
Halliwell Hobbes
as Purdy
Robert Greig
as Judge
Cyril McLaglen
as Gimes

Crew

John Cromwell
Director
Darryl F. Zanuck
Producer
Philip Dunne
Screenwriter
Edison Marshall
Book Author
Arthur C. Miller
Cinematographer
Alfred Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Alfred Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Thompson
Editor
James Basevi
Art Director
Richard Day
Art Director
William Perlberg
Associate Producer
Gwen Wakeling
Costume Designer
Eugene Grossman
Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Heman
Sound/Sound Designer
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