The Spanish Main 76 years old

Loving her . . . taming her . . . called for all his reckless daring!

The Spanish Main

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.

Credits

The Spanish Main Cast

Name Character
Barton MacLane He was 42, 66 years old when he died as Capt. Benjamin Black
Maureen O'Hara She was 25, 95 years old when she died as Contessa Francesca
Jack La Rue He was 43, 81 years old when he died as Lt. Escobar
John George He was 47, 70 years old when he died as Pirate (uncredited)
Walter Slezak He was 43, 80 years old when he died as Don Juan Alvarado
Paul Henreid He was 37, 84 years old when he died as Capt. Laurent Van Horn
Binnie Barnes She was 42, 95 years old when she died as Anne Bonney
Curt Bois He was 44, 90 years old when he died as Paree
J. M. Kerrigan He was 60, 79 years old when he died as Pillery Gow
Mike Mazurki He was 37, 82 years old when he died as Erik Swaine
Victor Kilian He was 54, 88 years old when he died as Santa Madre Captain
Nancy Gates She was 19, 93 years old when she died as Lupita
Ian Keith He was 46, 61 years old when he died as Captain Lussan
John Emery He was 40, 59 years old when he died as Mario Du Billar
Fritz Leiber He was 34, 81 years old when he died as Bishop
Antonio Moreno He was 58, 79 years old when he died as Commandante

The Spanish Main Crew

Name Department
Vernon L. Walker as Special Effects. He was 51 (53) years old when He died Crew
Carroll Clark as Art Direction. He was 51 (74) years old when He died Art
Albert S. D'Agostino as Art Direction. He was 52 (77) years old when He died Art
Mel Berns as Makeup Department Head. He was 48 (79) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Darrell Silvera as Set Decoration. He was 44 (82) years old when He died Art
Edward Stevenson as Costume Design. He was 125 (76) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Claude E. Carpenter as Set Decoration. He was 41 (71) years old when He died Art
Hanns Eisler as Music. He was 47 (64) years old when He died Sound
James G. Stewart as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 38 (89) years old when He died Sound
George Worthing Yates as Screenplay. He was 44 (73) years old when He died Writing
Robert Fellows as Executive Producer. He was 42 (47) years old when He died Production
Æneas MacKenzie as Original Story. He was 56 (72) years old when He died Writing
John E. Tribby as Sound Recordist. He was 41 (now 118) years old Sound
C. Bakaleinikoff as Music Director. He was 49 (70) years old when He died Sound
B. Reeves Eason as Second Unit Director. He was 58 (69) years old when He died Directing
Stephen Ames as Associate Producer. He was 18 (now 57) years old Production
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The Spanish Main (76 years)

Loving her . . . taming her . . . called for all his reckless daring!

  • Release day: Monday, October 01, 1945
  • Runtime: 100 minutes