1. G-Men vs. the Black Dragon (Republic, 1943)

    Rod Cameron stars as an American agent who, along with his Chinese and British contemporaries, tries to stop the Black Dragon— a Japanese band of spies and saboteurs that are out to invade America during WWII.

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  2. The Black Pirate (United Artists, 1926)

    One of the silent era’s most spectacular action blockbusters, this film also boasts an experimental early two-strip Technicolor process, making it one of the few color silent films. Douglas Fairbanks stars as a nobleman and sole survivor of a ship seized and blown up by pirates, killing everyone on board, including Fairbanks’ father.

    Fairbanks vows revenge and subsequently joins the pirate crew, walking a fine line by seeming to aid the pirates while actually protecting potential victims and plotting the pirates’ ultimate downfall.

     
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    The “Gorilla Iceberg,” The Arctic regions, Albumen print
    Creators: Bradford, William, 1823-1892 ; Dunmore, John L.; Critcherson, George; DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904 

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  4. Oh, HELLZ yeah…

    Enchanted Island (Warner Brothers, 1958)

    Enchanted Island bears only the faintest traces of its source material, the Herman Melville novel, Typee.

    19th century-whalers Abner Dana Andrews and Tom Don Dubbins jump ship and find refuge on a tropical island inhabited by cannibals.

    When Tom disappears, Abner jumps to the logical conclusion and vows not to end up in the pot himself. Returning to his ship, Abner is drawn back to the island by Fayaway (a miscast Jane Powell), the tribal chief’s daughter, with whom he has fallen in love…  more

    Cannibals. I am SO there.

     
  5. Moby Dick (Warner Brothers) Polish poster for 1961 re-release

    Orsonem Wellesem. 

    I’m going to be saying that in my head all night. 

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  7. Coming soon to a Maritime Monday Near You!

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    Charlton Heston and Gary Cooper in The Wreck Of The Mary Deare (1959) available in HD on Warner Archive Instant

     
  8. "We’re gonna need a bigger hat"

    Tonight’s Nautical Feature…

     
  9. Moby Dick is a 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick. It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by both Huston and Ray Bradbury.

    The whaling ship Pequod was portrayed by, appropriately, the Moby Dick. Built in England in 1887 as the Ryelands, the ship came into the hands of the film industry in the 50s, and was also used in Treasure Island. It was destroyed by fire in Morecambe, England in 1972.

    The schooners used were Harvest King and James Postlethwaite, both from Arklow, Ireland.

    The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Orson Welles.

    And the whale.

     

  10. feastingonroadkill:

    Hot weather Lee Perry skank.

    The Upsetters: ‘Man From Mi5’

     
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    Alice White

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  12. The Long Ships (Columbia, 1963) Polish movie poster

    Starring Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, & Russ Tamblyn

     
  13. Down to the Sea in Ships (20th Century Fox, 1949)

    Starring Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, and Dean Stockwell - Directed by Henry Hathaway

     
  14. The Buccaneer (Paramount, 1938) movie poster

    Cecil B. DeMille directs this semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte’s involvement in the War of 1812.

     
  15. Reap the Wild Wind (Paramount, 1942). Australian Lobby Cards

    Starring John Wayne, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston and Susan Hayward. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.