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Botany Bay(1953)

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Brief Synopsis

In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny. Events, including arrival of plague, keep Tallant busy in New South Wales.

Cast & Crew

John Farrow Director
Alan Ladd Hugh Tallant
James Mason Capt. Paul Gilbert
Patricia Medina Sally Munroe
Sir Cedric Hardwicke Gov. Phillips
Murray Matheson Rev. Thynne
Dorothy Patten Mrs. Nellie Garth
John Hardy Nat Garth
Hugh Pryse Ned Inching
Anita Bolster Moll Cudlip
Jonathan Harris Thomas Oakley
Alec Harford Jenkins
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 28 Oct 1953; New York opening: 29 Oct 1953
Release Date:  1953 Production Date:  A John Farrow Production
EB
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Recording) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  93-94 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • We are bound for Botany Bay

    Roger Blake 2012-06-25

    In the late 18th and early 19th century Great Britain used to get rid of her low lifes and petty felons by transporting them off to Botany... MORE>

  • Hampered by studio-bound limitations

    Alvin 2011-12-23

    The year is 1787. Alan Ladd and Patricia Medina play convicts being shipped to Australia on board a ship captained by James Mason. The ingredients are here... MORE>