Two Years Before the Mast

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Alan Ladd stars as a the son of a wealthy ship magnate who finds himself forced to sail on one of his father's brutal ships in Two Years Before the Mast . Like the rest of the world's land-dwellers, Charles Stewart (Ladd) knew nothing of a sailor's... read more

Alan Ladd stars as a the son of a wealthy ship magnate who finds himself forced to sail on one of his father's brutal ships in Two Years Before the Mast . Like the rest of the world's land-dwellers, Charles Stewart (Ladd) knew nothing of a sailor's life at sea… and as the son of a very rich ship owner, he never should have. Nevertheless, after being made to sail on the S.S. Pilgrim, he soon discovers the ocean of brutality that was a sailor's lot in life during the 1840's. Sickened and ultimately swayed by a sea of daily floggings, beatings and knifings, Charles must decide between silence and allegiance or mutiny against the ship's heartless Captain.

Original Release

01/31/1946

US Release

09/24/1946

Cast

Alan Ladd Charles Stewart
Brian Donlevy Richard Henry Dana
William Bendix First Mate Amazeen
Barry Fitzgerald Terence O'Feenaghty
Howard Da Silva Captain Francis A. Thompson
Esther Fernández Maria Dominguez
Albert Dekker Brown
Luis van Rooten 2nd Mate Foster
Darryl Hickman Sam Hooper
Roman Bohnen Macklin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Farrow

Writers

Seton I. Miller, George Bruce, Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Cast

Alan Ladd Charles Stewart
Brian Donlevy Richard Henry Dana
William Bendix First Mate Amazeen
Barry Fitzgerald Terence O'Feenaghty
Howard Da Silva Captain Francis A. Thompson
Esther Fernández Maria Dominguez
Albert Dekker Brown
Luis van Rooten 2nd Mate Foster
Darryl Hickman Sam Hooper
Roman Bohnen Macklin
Ray Collins Gordon Stewart
Theodore Newton Hayes
Tom Powers Bellamer
James Burke Carrick
Frank Faylen Hansen
George Melford Ship Owner
James Flavin Crimp
Stanley Andrews Policeman
Byron Barr Friend
Ted Billings Crimp

Producers

Editors

Eda Warren

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