Damn The Defiant!

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Alec Guinness must battle a mutinous crew and Napoleon's fleet in the rousing, historical adventure DAMN THE DEFIANT! As commander of the British warship H.M.S. Defiant, the humane Crawford (Guinness) strives to maintain order throughout the ship... read more
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Alec Guinness must battle a mutinous crew and Napoleon's fleet in the rousing, historical adventure DAMN THE DEFIANT! As commander of the British warship H.M.S. Defiant, the humane Crawford (Guinness) strives to maintain order throughout the ship against the ceaseless brutality of sadistic first mate Scott-Padget (Dirk Bogarde). After Crawford is injured in a fiery battle with a French treasure ship, angry seaman Vizard (Anthony Quayle) leads the crew to mutiny when Scott-Padget takes over. Now with Vizard in command, Crawford persuades him to join the British fleet to help fight against France's planned invasion of England in hopes for a mutiny pardon. But when a vengeful sailor murders Scott-Padget, the Defiant crew must decide between saving their country or their own lives.

Original Release

04/15/1962

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Cast

Alec Guinness Captain Crawford
Dirk Bogarde Lieut. Scott-Padget
Tom Bell Evans
Anthony Quayle Vizard
Maurice Denham Mr. Goss
Nigel Stock Senior Midshipman Kilpatrick
Richard Carpenter Lieut. Ponsonby
Peter Gill Lieut. D'Arblay
Ray Brooks Hayes
Robin Stewart Pardoe
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lewis Gilbert

Writers

Nigel Kneale, Frank Tilsley, Edmund H. North

Cast

Alec Guinness Captain Crawford
Dirk Bogarde Lieut. Scott-Padget
Tom Bell Evans
Anthony Quayle Vizard
Maurice Denham Mr. Goss
Nigel Stock Senior Midshipman Kilpatrick
Richard Carpenter Lieut. Ponsonby
Peter Gill Lieut. D'Arblay
Ray Brooks Hayes
Robin Stewart Pardoe
Murray Melvin Wagstaffe
Victor Maddern Dawlish
David Robinson Harvey Crawford
Bryan Pringle Sgt. Kneebone
Johnny Briggs Wheatley
Toke Townley Silly Billy
James Bolam Midshipman Assisting in Operation
Tom Bowman Bosun
Maxwell Craig Defiant Crewman With Lamp
Dick Gregory Purser

Producers

Editors

Peter R. Hunt

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