The Buccaneer

Synopsis: During the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes strategically important to both parties, but it's inhabited by the last big buccaneer: Jean Lafitte. Although Lafitte never attacks American ships, the governor hates him for selling merchandise without taxes - and is loved by the citizens for the same reason. When the big fight gets nearer, Lafitte is drawn between the fronts. His heart belongs to America, but his people urge him to join the party that's more likely to win.
Director(s): Anthony Quinn
Production: Paramount Pictures
119 min

On this map, all the territory indicated

green is known as an act

"Louisiana Purchase," the area that is

Pres. Jefferson bought from Napoleon.

Today covers a large part of even 15

States, and even the part of Canada.

The area is more than twice

greater than the original 15 states.

But with this purchase,

inadvertently came the infamous pirate,

sea robber, Jean Lafitte.

If you were a little

patient, ladies and gentlemen,

could increase the pleasure

in a film that you will see,

if you know why

the Jean Lafitte ...

and his little insular

stronghold in Barataria Bay,

near the mouth of the Mississippi River, were so

important for both sides in the war 1812th whatever.

Nadiruaa English army knew

that they will control New Orleans

give control over the entire course of the river

Mississippi and bring certain victory.

England command stressed

access to New Orleans

the river is not an option.

But this network of water

roads, you see here,

called branches, which

is controlled by Jean Lafitte,

was the rear entrance

in New Orleans.

Both the British and the Americans

they knew

Lafitte the key. And what

this pirate do?

This, ladies and gentlemen,

our story.

MARINE robbers

Jean Lafitte, the last sea robber and

still lives in the immortal words of Byron:

"He left a pirate name other times-

connected one virtue and thousands of crimes. "

Three U.S. President condemned,

stroked and again condemned the pirates.

But Fate has put in the hands of this man

without a country, the fate of one,

United States, which fought for

own existence in the war 1812th I. ..

... Experienced defeat after defeat. Now

Only one man stood in defense,

to prevent a deadly Scorecard

shot - uneducated general,

the name of Andrew Jackson, with acicom hunters

the squirrels and inexperienced recruits.

Come on, boy. Over here.

No you will not do nothing.

You must be hungry.

Will one cookie?

Come on, boy.

Certainly good.

Better not look at the dog,

than a rifle, soldier.

Place it in your hands.

You are English?

If I had, you

would be dead.

How long were you in the military?

- From the day before.

Well, boy, how

do you feel?

A bit hungry.

You're not hungry until your stomach

not cleave along Kiem.

Hang on now that musket.

How long have you been with

Old eagle face?

I am old

Eagle face.

You? Andy Jackson himself?

The thought and me

sometimes scares.

How did someone like you get this

task? Now I can relax, right?

More krpa damn boots?

- Better them than your feet!

Andy, you're not coming here,

since you sent me to wander and gather

people in this chill. - I know, I know.

And you know, this is more difficult to tolerate when

these bones weaken. Sit down.

Here, have some fine

hot soup.

Thank you, Mr. Peavey!

Inside the waiting one officer. Came

and see all the way from Washington.

Why did not you say so?

He did not say it was an emergency,

only official visit.

What's the news? To

ease, Captain.

Captain Wilkes, I come in the name of

President Maddison, sir.

The English won Washington.

They burned the capital and the White House.

The President is safe?

- He got away, sir.

But the next few weeks,

government will be monitored from

President's saddle horse.

We pray that this

horse does not stumble.

The fate of the country in

your hands, General.

England invading fleet

sent to New Orleans.

On ships have


16th ..?

They expect them to stop S. ..?

Here we have 1,200 people,

and most of these boys does not

shoes, let alone a man. How do I ...?

New Orleans?

Obviously here we have more

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Harold Lamb

Harold Albert Lamb (September 1, 1892 – April 9, 1962) was an American historian, screenwriter, short story writer, and novelist. more…

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