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The Wreck of the Hesperus (1948)

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70 min | Drama

John Macready, a seafaring captain, who has been beached for losing his ship, goes into the salvage-from-wrecked-vessels business with lovable old George Lockhart,and is leading the fight against the erection of a lighthouse that would ...See moreJohn Macready, a seafaring captain, who has been beached for losing his ship, goes into the salvage-from-wrecked-vessels business with lovable old George Lockhart,and is leading the fight against the erection of a lighthouse that would tend to do damage to the salvage business. Macready's brother, Angus, dies in a shipwreck, and Macreday begins to suspect that his lovable old partner may be causing the ship wrecks by misdirecting the vessels. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Aubrey Wisberg (screenplay) | Edward Huebsch (based on a story by) | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (based on a poem by)
Cinematographer
Allen G. Siegler (as Allen Siegler)
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Updated Feb 5, 1948

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Feb 5, 1948 (United States)

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44 cast members
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Willard Parker
John Macready John Macready   See fewer
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Edgar Buchanan
George Lockhart George Lockhart   See fewer
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Patricia Barry
Deborah Allen (as Patricia White) Deborah Allen (as Patricia White)   See fewer
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Holmes Herbert
Pastor West Pastor West   See fewer
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Wilton Graff
Caleb Cross Caleb Cross   See fewer
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Boyd Davis
Gov. Lincoln Gov. Lincoln   See fewer
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Jeff Corey
Joshua Hill Joshua Hill   See fewer
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Paul Campbell
Ned Jones Ned Jones   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
Rudolph Zeiss Rudolph Zeiss   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
William Bliss William Bliss   See fewer
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Herbert Heywood
Alexander Tarn Alexander Tarn   See fewer
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Earle S. Dewey
Landlord Landlord   See fewer
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Mikel Conrad
Angus McReady Angus McReady   See fewer
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Martin Milner
Nathaniel Nathaniel   See fewer
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Eddy Waller
Turnkey Turnkey   See fewer
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Budd Buster
Quincy (uncredited) Quincy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vernon Cansino
Carlin (uncredited) Carlin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Carson
Old Sailor (uncredited) Old Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Cason
Thug (uncredited) Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Clark
4-Up Driver (uncredited) 4-Up Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Vincent (uncredited) Vincent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Conklin
Hostler (uncredited) Hostler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinie Conklin
Town Crier (uncredited) Town Crier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Conrad
Andrews (uncredited) Andrews (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Farmer
The Wench (uncredited) The Wench (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Herman
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Hunter
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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J. Louis Johnson
Sam, Governor's Butler (uncredited) Sam, Governor's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Law
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Malis
Lemuel (uncredited) Lemuel (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Morrell
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Newton (uncredited) Newton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Skipper Babson (uncredited) Skipper Babson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Patric
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Peil Sr.
Zeb (uncredited) Zeb (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allan Ray
Morris (uncredited) Morris (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Rice
Coachman (uncredited) Coachman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Thompson
York (uncredited) York (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Travis
Simpson (uncredited) Simpson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vernon
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Volkie
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Blackie Whiteford
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert J. Wilke
Milton (uncredited) Milton (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 12 votes