Damn the Defiant!
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Damn the Defiant! is an 18th-century seafaring drama from director Lewis Gilbert. Alec Guinness plays the stern but compassionate captain of a British warship, engaged in the Napoleonic wars. Guinness is popular with his men, which is more than can be said for his new second-in-command Dirk Bogarde. When Guinness tries to modify Bogarde's sadistic adherence to discipline, Bogarde responds by mistreating Guinness' cabin-boy son, knowing that the captain cannot intervene under the edicts of British maritime law. During an incipient mutiny, Bogarde is accidently killed, and Guinness knows… More
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"Alec Guinness gives a dignified performance as the humanitarian captain."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"colorful period piece with another strong performance from Alec Guinness."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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