Trials and tribulations beset the one hundred-odd settlers that journey to Virginia in 1620, including their unexpected arrival in what would go on to become Plymouth, Massachusetts. Along the way, the Captain has an ill-starred romance with the wife of a religious fanatic that ends in a sudden, dramatic way off the coast of Cape Cod. +
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. Plymouth Adventure tells its tale professionally and with satisfactory entertainment value, winning an Academy Award for best special effects. +
Lloyd Bridges provides comic relief as the first-mate Coppin. The screenplay was adapted from the novel The Plymouth Adventure by Ernest Gébler.
The actual model of the Mayflower used in the movie is on display at the Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC. +