Caribbean (1952)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Caribbean was another box-office winner from Paramount's "two dollar bills," producers William H. Pine and William Thomas. Set in the 18th century, the film stars John Payne as adventurer Dick Lindsay, hired by pirate leader Charles Barclay (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) to pose as the long-lost nephew of wealthy slave-trader Andrew McAllister (Francis L. Sullivan). It's all part of Barclay's revenge scheme against McAllister, his bitterest enemy for the past 20 years. Through a series of exciting (if slightly incredible) plot twists, Lindsay manages to foment a slave revolt against McAllister and to settle the hash of Barclay. As the exotic leading lady, Arlene Dahl looks terrific in Technicolor. In one priceless moment, both Cedric Hardwicke and Francis L. Sullivan intone "I've waited this long, I can wait a little longer" within a few moments of each other--and the word-for-word repetition is not intended to be funny!



bad-guy, battle [war], daughter, death, evil, good-guy, gothic, injustice, island, kidnapping, love, maniac, motel, nephew, owner, pirate [seafarer], plantation, privacy, repression, revenge, sex, slavery, Southerner, swashbuckler, tourist, uprising, violence