Buccaneer, The (1958): Only Movie Anthony Quinn Directed

Cecil B. DeMille produced a remake of his 1938 swashbuckler The Buccaneer twenty years later, directed by Anthony Quinn, his son in law (Quinn was married to Katherine DeMille).

In this version, Yul Brynner plays the starring role of debonair pirate Jean Lafitte, who is contacted by General Andrew Jackson (Charlton Heston) to come to the aid of the United States when the British attack New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Lafitte falls in love with Annette Claiborne (Inger Stevens), the daughter of William Claiborne (E.G. Marshall), the first governor of Louisiana.

Running time: 120 Minutes.

Directed by Anthony Quinn.

Written By: Jesse Lasky, Bernice Mosk

In Theaters: Dec 1, 1958

DVD: Jun 10, 1991

Oscar Nominations: 1

Costume design: Ralph Jester, Edith Head, John Jensen

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Best Costume Design Oscar was Cecil Beaton for the musical “Gigi.”