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The Buccaneer (1938). A swashbuckling tale of the sea and the life and loves of the well-known pirate, Jean Lafitte during the War of 1812.

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Captain Blood (1935). This is the story of Dr. Peter Blood, and English surgeon who is sold into slavery in the West Indies after treating the leader of the rebellion against King James II. Bought by the beautiful Arabella, Blood leads a revolt with his fellow prisoners and escapes. Seeking retribution, he turns his fellow escapees into a private crew with himself as the elader – Captain Blood. Thrilling sea battles and exhilarating scenery highlights this Best Picture Oscar(R) nominee that made stars out of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.

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Captains Courageous (1937). A wealthy spoiled brat falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman. Forced to endure a three month voyage, he learns to love the sea and earns his place among the crew. Based on the Rudyard Kipling story, this is a timeless family adventure classic.

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Lloyd’s of London (1936). A fictional account of the founding and development of Britain’s prestigious insurance and banking firm during the 19th Century. Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carrol, and Tyrone Power star in the 1936 classic Lloyd’s of London.

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Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films, with Captain Bligh selected as one of the 50 Greatest Villains of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute, this eight-time Oscar-nominated adventure classic won Best Picture. Starring Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Witness for the Prosecution”) as the sadistic Captain Bligh, who drove his men to commit mutiny during a lengthy South Seas expedition to Tahiti. Co-starring Oscar-winning legend Clark Gable (“Gone With the Wind,” “It Happened One Night”) as the leader of the rebellion. With Oscar-winner Donald Crisp (“How Green Was My Valley”). Laughton, Gable and co-star Franchot Tone (“Advise and Consent”) all received Oscar-nominations. Based on a true story.

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