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Old 17th May 2020, 10:36
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longer ron
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Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
John Wayne,Gig Young,Gail Russel.
A bit of a typical movie ultra unlikely storyline but it does have a couple of nice Tallish Ship and Schooner scenes.
The first part of the film depicts Wayne (Capt Ralls) as the ruthless captain of the Red Witch , Batjak's flagship. For reasons not entirely clear, Ralls deliberately wrecks and sinks the Red Witch and its cargo of gold bullion worth five million dollars. He is cleared at the subsequent trial when Batjak (the shipping company) unexpectedly withdraws its complaint ( Waynes movie company was later named Batjac) .
After the trial Ralls goes fishing in a small schooner and eventually ends up in a dangerous salvage attempt on the Red Witch.
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