The Plymouth Adventure

The Plymouth Adventure

Director: Clarence Brown Cast: Spencer Tracy, Gene Tierney, Van Johnson

DVD (Remastered / Full Frame)

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Plymouth Adventure earned a footnote in film history as the last directorial effort by the prolific Clarence Brown. Otherwise, this colorful re-creation of the Pilgrims' journey to America is a workmanlike job, never inspired but always interesting. Spencer Tracy stars as bull-stubborn Captain Christopher Jones, who intends to guide the Mayflower to its destination come Hell, high water or any other obstacle. Since Jones is spiritually "wed" to his job, the film's romantic angle is handled by Van Johnson as John Alden and Dawn Addams as Patricia Mullen. Gene Tierney is second-billed as Dorothy Bradford, the ill-fated bride of future Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford. Though the film makes several departures from the facts (there's even a villain!), Plymouth Adventure tells its tale professionally and with satisfactory entertainment value. The film earned MGM artisan A. Arnold Gillespie an Academy Award for best special effects.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
UPC: 0883316289679
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 19,916

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Capt. Christopher Jones
Gene Tierney Dorothy Bradford
Van Johnson John Alden
Lloyd Bridges Coppin
Leo Genn William Bradford
Dawn Addams Priscilla Mullins
Barry Jones William Brewster
Noel Drayton Miles Standish
John Dehner Gilbert Winslow
Tommy Ivo William Button
Lowell Gilmore Edward Winslow
Paul Cavanagh John Carver
Gene Coogan Actor
Noreen Corcoran Ellen Moore
John Dierkes Greene
Kay English Actor
Elizabeth Flournoy Rose Standish
Ivis Goulding Actor
Elizabeth Harrower Actor
Dennis Hoey Head Constable
Kathleen Lockhart Mary Brewster
James Logan Actor
Murray Matheson Christopher Martin
Keith McConnell Actor
Owen McGiveney Actor
Matt Moore William Mullins
Damian O'Flynn Actor
Bill Self Actor
Rhys Williams Mr. Weston
Loren B. Brown Sailor

Technical Credits
Clarence Brown Director
Ridgeway Callow Asst. Director
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Helen Deutsch Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
Robert J. Kern Editor
Urie McCleary Art Director
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Irving G. Ries Special Effects
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Dore Schary Producer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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