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The Buccaneer Details


When Cecil B. DeMille was set to direct a re-make of his 1938 swashbuckler The Buccaneer and suddenly became ill, his son-in-law, Anthony Quinn, jumped into DeMille's jodhpurs. In this version, Yul Brynner plays the starring role of debonair pirate Jean Lafitte, who is contacted by General Andrew Jackson (Charlton Heston) to come to the aid of the United States when the British attack New Orleans during the War of 1812. Lafitte immediately falls in love with Annette Claiborne (Inger Stevens), the daughter of William Claiborne (E.G. Marshall), the first governor of Louisiana. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ralph Jester Best Costume Design 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Edith Head Best Costume Design 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Jensen Best Costume Design 1958 Nominee


Yul Brynner
as Jean Lafitte
Charlton Heston
as Andrew Jackson
Claire Bloom
as Bonnie Brown
Charles Boyer
as Dominique You
Inger Stevens
as Annette Claiborne
Henry Hull
as Ezra Peavey
E.G. Marshall
as William Claiborne
Lorne Greene
as Mercier
Ted de Corsia
as Capt. Rumbo
Douglas Dumbrille
as Collector of Port
Robert Simon
as Capt. Brown
Fran Jeffries
as Cariba
John Dierkes
as Deacon
Bruce Gordon
as Gramby
Barry Kelley
as Commodore Patterson
Robert Warwick
as Capt. Lockyer
Steven Marlo
as Beluche
Jerry Hartleben
as Miggs
Onslow Stevens
as Customs Inspector
Theodora Davitt
as Marie Claiborne
Iris Adrian
as Wench
James Seay
as Creole Officer
Reginald Sheffield
as Tripes
Julia Faye
as Woman
Woody Strode
as Soldier
Paul Newlan
as Capt. Flint
Norma Varden
as Mme. Hilaire
John Hubbard
as Dragoon Captain
Harry Shannon
as Captain, Corinthian
Henry Brandon
as Major
Syl Lamont
as Lobo
Kathleen Freeman
as Tina
Mimi Gibson
as Little Girl
Leonard Graves
as Chighizola
Raymond Greenleaf
as Junior Senator
Frederick Ledebur
as Capt. Bart
Judd Holdren
as Major Reed
Robin Hughes
as Lt. Rogers
Jack Kruschen
as Hans
Harlan Warde
as Naval Aide
Charles Meredith
as Senior Senator
Mike Mazurki
as Tarsus
Alberto Morin
as Major Latour
Jack Pennick
as Pirate
Ken Miller
as Sentry
Ashley Cowan
Fred Kohler, Jr.
Walter Kray
Donald McLean
Phil Marco
Thayer Roberts
Paul Salata
Carl Saxe
Ken Terrell
Ken Miller
as Sentry


Anthony Quinn
Henry Wilcoxon
C. Gardner Sullivan
Play Author
Jesse Lasky, Jr.
Harold Lamb
Play Author
Loyal Griggs
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Archie Marshek
Arthur Rosson
Ray Moyer
Production Designer
Sam Comer
Production Designer
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Walter Tyler
Art Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Executive Producer
Ray Moyer
Set Designer
Ralph Jester
Costume Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
John Jensen
Costume Designer
Lyle Saxon
Short Story Author
Wally Westmore