Buccaneer's Girl (1950)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure, Sea Adventure  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Buccaneer's Girl of the title, played by Yvonne de Carlo, is Deborah McCoy, an entertainer who's been around a bit. While visiting New Orleans, Deborah falls in love with aristocratic Frederick Baptiste (Philip Friend), who turns out to be a pirate. Baptiste is basically a decent fellow: his piracy is aimed exclusively at the crooked shipowner who destroyed his father. Deborah is a bit more mercenary, hoping to marry into wealth by posing as a high-born lady. By the seventh reel, however, she's perfectly content to settle down with the raffish Baptiste. Though played tongue-in-cheek, Buccaneer's Girl never resorts to "camp": it invites the audience to laugh with the film, rather than at it.

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alcoholism, bad-guy, boating, contest, damsel-in-distress, dating, entertainer, friendship, good-guy, hippie, loot, love, merchant, pirate [seafarer], prison, relationship, rescue, reunion, romance, songwriter, swashbuckler, tattoo, tour-of-duty, ugly