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Two Years Before the Mast (1946)

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98 min | Adventure, Drama

The playboy son of a wealthy shipping magnate discovers at first hand the desperate privations suffered by the crew of one of his fathers ships when he is unwillingly pressganged aboard.
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Seton I. Miller (screenplay) | George Bruce (screenplay) | Richard Henry Dana Jr. (based on the novel by)
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Release date
Nov 22, 1946 (United States)

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60 cast members
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Alan Ladd
Charles Stewart Charles Stewart   See fewer
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Brian Donlevy
Richard Henry Dana Richard Henry Dana   See fewer
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William Bendix
First Mate Amazeen First Mate Amazeen   See fewer
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Barry Fitzgerald
Terence O'Feenaghty Terence O'Feenaghty   See fewer
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Howard Da Silva
Captain Francis A. Thompson Captain Francis A. Thompson   See fewer
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Esther Fernández
Maria Dominguez Maria Dominguez   See fewer
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Luis Van Rooten
2nd Mate Foster 2nd Mate Foster   See fewer
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Darryl Hickman
Sam Hooper Sam Hooper   See fewer
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Roman Bohnen
Macklin Macklin   See fewer
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Ray Collins
Gordon Stewart Gordon Stewart   See fewer
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Tom Powers
Bellamer Bellamer   See fewer
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James Burke
Carrick Carrick   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Hansen Hansen   See fewer
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Stanley Andrews
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Barr
Friend (uncredited) Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Billings
Crimp (uncredited) Crimp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Bridge
Publisher (uncredited) Publisher (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Bruggeman
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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George M. Carleton
Hallet / Senate Speaker / Ship Owner (uncredited) Hallet / Senate Speaker / Ship Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Clyde
Butler (uncredited) Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pedro de Cordoba
Don Sebastian (uncredited) Don Sebastian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clint Dorrington
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flavin
Crimp (uncredited) Crimp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gargan
Ship Owner (uncredited) Ship Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Granger
Girl in the Golden Lion (uncredited) Girl in the Golden Lion (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
Sailor in Bar (uncredited) Sailor in Bar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Ship Owner (uncredited) Ship Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bink Hedberg
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stan Johnson
Friend (uncredited) Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Kashner
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kitty Kelly
Girl in Pub (uncredited) Girl in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Kortman
Bobson - Sailor (uncredited) Bobson - Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Clark - Sailor (uncredited) Clark - Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rex Lease
Rider Brooks (uncredited) Rider Brooks (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathleen Lockhart
Mrs. Gordon Stewart (uncredited) Mrs. Gordon Stewart (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Loft
Josiah Crabtree (uncredited) Josiah Crabtree (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Macollum
Chief Clerk (uncredited) Chief Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom McGuire
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Melford
Ship Owner (uncredited) Ship Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Millican
Young Dandy (uncredited) Young Dandy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard M. Mitchell
Boston Jailer (uncredited) Boston Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Jailer (uncredited) Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Garry Owen
Rough Sailor (uncredited) Rough Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Palma
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joey Ray
Crimp (uncredited) Crimp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duncan Renaldo
Mexican Captain (uncredited) Mexican Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rosa Rey
Mercedes, the Maid to Maria (uncredited) Mercedes, the Maid to Maria (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Ship Owner (uncredited) Ship Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald R. Rondell
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reginald Simpson
Man Reading Book (uncredited) Man Reading Book (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Stanley
Blake (uncredited) Blake (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert R. Stephenson
Crimp (uncredited) Crimp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Juan Torena
Colonel (uncredited) Colonel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Voss
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
Staunton (uncredited) Staunton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Blackie Whiteford
Sailor Blackie (uncredited) Sailor Blackie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Crane Whitley
Broker (uncredited) Broker (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 395 votes