Two Years Before the Mast
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Two Years Before the Mast
A ruthless sea captain routinely shanghais new recruits and subjects them to horrible treatment while on board. One night he abducts a ship owner's son from Boston. When the youth awakes he discovers himself en route for California. The captain is in a great hurry to get there and is terribly cruel to the beleaguered and frequently physically tormented crew. The youth makes a valuable ally in a crew member who is seeking to avenge his brother's death by writing a graphic expose of sea life.

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"The ensemble drama was effective largely because of the superb acting, the salty dialogue and the strong direction that kept things authentic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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