Double Crossbones

Double Crossbones

Donald O'Connor
Director: Charles Barton Cast: Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
, Helena Carter
Helena Carter
, John Emery
John Emery
Charles Barton


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Double Crossbones is an unusually elaborate comedy vehicle for Donald O'Connor. Set in the Carolinas in the 18th century, the film casts O'Connor as Davy Crandall, a bumbling shopkeeper's apprentice. Davy's boss (Hayden Rourke) is in cahoots with the corrupt colonial governor (John Emery), who in turn deals directly with the pirates who sail in and out of port with impunity. Unfairly accused of piracy, Davy finds refuge on a buccaneer's boat. Through circumstances better seen than described, our hapless hero gains the reputation of being the boldest pirate on the Seven Seas. The stellar supporting cast includes Helena Carter as the heroine, Will Geer as O'Connor's aide-de-camp, and Hope Emerson, Alan Napier and Robert Barrat, cast respectively as notorious pirates Anne Bonney, Capt. Kidd and Henry Morgan.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
UPC: 0025192243288
Original Release: 1950
Source: Universal
Time: 1:16:00
Sales rank: 45,095

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald O'Connor Dave Crandall
Helena Carter Sylvia Copeland
John Emery Governor Elden
Stanley Logan Lord Montrose
Kathryn Givney Lady Montrose
Hayden Rorke Malcolm Giles
Morgan Farley Caleb Nicholas
Hope Emerson Mistress Ann Bonney
Charles McGraw Capt. Ben Wickett
Alan Napier Capt. Kidd
Robert H. Barrat Henry Morgan
Louis Bacigalupi Blackbeard
Glenn Strange Capt. Ben Avery
Gregg Martell Isaac Wells
Jeff Chandler Narrator
Will Geer Tom Botts

Technical Credits
Charles Barton Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Oscar Brodney Screenwriter
Alexander Coltizen Art Director
Maury Gertsman Cinematographer
Leonard Goldstein Producer
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Lester Lee Songwriter
Russell Schoengarth Editor
Dan Shapiro Songwriter
Frank Skinner Score Composer

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