The Spanish Main


Main Details
Premiere Date 1945-10-04
Alternative Titles
  • Pavillon noir (French)
Category Feature Film
Director Frank Borzage
Actor Maureen O'Hara as Countessa Francisca Alvarado
Actor Paul Henreid as Captain Larent Van Horn
Actor Walter Slezak as Don Juan Alvarado
Actor Binnie Barnes as Anne Bonney
Notes 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 too.


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