Christopher Columbus (1949)


Christopher Columbus (1949). Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (Fredric March) travels to the 15th century Spanish court of Queen Isabella (Florence Eldridge) to plead his case for an expedition to circle the globe and reach the East by sailing west. After three years, he’s finally granted ships and men, and the voyage is underway. After 30 days at sea, the crew is on the verge of mutiny when land is finally spotted — not the Far East, but a whole new world. Will the unexpected find restore Columbus’ reputation?

Directed by David MacDonald
Produced by Sydney Box
A. Frank Bundy
Written by Muriel Box, Sydney Box, Cyril Roberts
Based on Columbus1941 novel by Rafael Sabatini
Starring Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Francis L. Sullivan, Kathleen Ryan, Derek Bond, Nora Swinburne, Abraham Sofaer, Linden Travers, James Robertson Justice, Dennis Vance, Richard Aherne, Felix Aylmer, Francis Lister, Edward Rigby, Niall MacGinnis, Ralph Truman, Ronald Adam, Lyn Evans, David Cole, Hugh Pryse, Stuart Lindsell