The Spanish Main

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"Loving her . . . taming her . . . called for all his reckless daring!"
  • NR
  • 1945
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.4  (1,560)

Maureen O'Hara and Paul Henreid star in this lavish swashbuckler about Dutch rebels in the Caribbean who become pirates and kidnap the corrupt Spanish governor's bride-to-be. Laurent Van Horn (Henreid), captain of a Dutch ship, is forced to dock at a Spanish port to make repairs to his vessel but is imprisoned by Don Alvarado (Walter Slezak), the Spanish governor, and sentenced to hang for trespassing. While awaiting execution, Laurent meets other unfairly incarcerated prisoners, and together they stage a jail breakout, escaping to safety. Five years later, Laurent has become "The Barracuda," an infamous pirate who plunders Spanish ships. When he learns that Francesca, Don Alvarado's bride-to-be, is arriving by boat from Mexico to be married, he sets a trap, abducting her and setting in motion his revenge for the governor's past mistreatment of him. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

The Spanish Main
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Maureen O'Hara and Paul Henreid star in this lavish swashbuckler about Dutch rebels in the Caribbean who become pirates and kidnap the corrupt Spanish governor's bride-to-be. Laurent Van Horn (Henreid), captain of a Dutch ship, is forced to dock at a Spanish port to make repairs to his vessel but is imprisoned by Don Alvarado (Walter Slezak), the Spanish governor, and sentenced to hang for trespassing. While awaiting execution, Laurent meets other unfairly incarcerated prisoners, and together they stage a jail breakout, escaping to safety. Five years later, Laurent has become "The Barracuda," an infamous pirate who plunders Spanish ships. When he learns that Francesca, Don Alvarado's bride-to-be, is arriving by boat from Mexico to be married, he sets a trap, abducting her and setting in motion his revenge for the governor's past mistreatment of him. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

The Spanish Main is a 1945 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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  • Release Date
    1945
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 40 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,560)