Captain John Smith and Pocahontas

Synopsis: Captain John Smith (Anthony Dexter), returned fom the Jamestown colony, is telling his story before the Court of King James I (Anthony Eustral.) He tells of the unrest in the colony and how he set out to make peace with the Indians. He is captured and sentenced to death, but Pocahontas (Jody Lawrence) makes her celebrated intervention and, instead of a slaying, there is a wedding. Back at Jamestown, Smith makes efforts to keep the colony united and the Indians from attacking, in spite of the efforts of some in the colony who stir up trouble for their own gain. He exposes them and returns to England to give his report. He stays because Pocahontas, thinking he is dead, has remarried.
Director(s): Lew Landers
Production: MGM
75 min

if they think we've been warned.

Good. We'll teach them a lesson

they won't forget.

The lesson is like to be taught us,

since they outnumber us five-to-one.

And are fair aching to slit our throats

'cause of your treatment of them...

and abuse of their women.

- What's to be done, John?

- Get this sot on his feet.

Out with the light.

Now spread the word to the others.

Indians are about to attack.

Then take up defensive positions

behind the shelters.

And get word to the ship for help.

Move quickly,

or you'll never see the rise of the new sun.

We tried to get a message

through to the ships.

But each attempt was ended by the arrow

of a silent watchman.

Outnumbering us, they would be swarming

over before we could make our guns tell.

All we could do was wait.

Wait tensely.

Guns ready.

Out beyond the little band of settlers,

the war drums pounded our doom.

I think I heard something

in the brush over there.

No. You'll give away our position.

Walk, man. Don't stand and sweat.

The fool.


- They're quitting.

- Just keep sheltered and load.

We're not getting off this easy.

How you got off that ship,

I have no way of telling, yet...

but there's not room for two men

giving orders here.

So if you've a mind to settle the matter

here and now, I'll...

Look there!

They mean to burn us out into the open.

I'll form a water party

down by the river, Captain.

No. There's better work

than trying to empty the river. Rolfe.

- Get to the ship. You'll have

to swim for it. - Yes, Captain.

- Have them man the cannons.

- At what target?

The settlement. They are to fire our site

on ball and grapeshot.

One thing more.

Give me a signal shot of powder

Then cut loose with all you can cram

into the muzzles.

You'll kill us all.

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Aubrey Wisberg

Aubrey Lionel Wisberg (October 20, 1909 – March 14, 1990) was a screenwriter, director, and producer. He immigrated to the United States in 1921, attended New York University and Columbia University, and married Barbara Duberstein. Wisberg made his career as a screenwriter, director, and producer with credits in more than 40 films including The Big Fix, The Man from Planet X, Hercules in New York, The Neanderthal Man, Captive Women, Port Sinister and Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl. Three of his early screenplays were World War II movies: Counter-Espionage and Submarine Raider in 1942 and They Came to Blow Up America in 1943. Wisberg's 1945 film The Horn Blows at Midnight starred the comedian Jack Benny. Wisberg was associate producer for Edward Small Productions; founder and executive producer for Wisberg Productions; and co-founder of American Pictures Corporation and Mid-Century Films. Production credits for Mid-Century Film include, The Man From Planet X (1951), Return to Treasure Island (1954) and Murder Is My Beat (1955). Wisberg was the author of several books, including Patrol Boat 999, Savage Soldiers, This Is the Life and Bushman at Large. Wisberg was also a radio and television dramatist in the United States, Australia, and England; a radio diffusionist in Paris; and a journalist. He won the International Unity Award, from the Inter-Racial Society, for The Burning Cross. Aubrey Wisberg died of cancer in 1990 in New York City. He was 80 years old. more…

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