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Damn the Defiant! (1962)

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101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary War, fair Captain Crawford (Sir Alec Guinness) is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lieutenant Scott-Padget (Sir Dirk Bogarde), whose heavy-handed command...See moreOn the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary War, fair Captain Crawford (Sir Alec Guinness) is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lieutenant Scott-Padget (Sir Dirk Bogarde), whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny. See less
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Writers
Nigel Kneale (screenplay) | Edmund H. North (screenplay) | Frank Tilsley (novel "Mutiny")
Cinematographer
Editor
Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)
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Updated Feb 22, 1962

Release date
Sep 19, 1962 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Alec Guinness
Captain Crawford Captain Crawford   See fewer
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Dirk Bogarde
Lieut. Scott-Padget Lieut. Scott-Padget   See fewer
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Maurice Denham
Mr. Goss (Ship's Surgeon) Mr. Goss (Ship's Surgeon)   See fewer
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Nigel Stock
Senior Midshipman Kilpatrick Senior Midshipman Kilpatrick   See fewer
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Richard Carpenter
Lieut. Ponsonby Lieut. Ponsonby   See fewer
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Peter Gill
Lieut. D'Arblay Lieut. D'Arblay   See fewer
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David Robinson
Harvey Crawford Harvey Crawford   See fewer
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Robin Stewart
Pardoe Pardoe   See fewer
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Ray Brooks
Hayes Hayes   See fewer
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Peter Greenspan
Johnson Johnson   See fewer
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Tom Bell
Evans Evans   See fewer
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Murray Melvin
Wagstaffe Wagstaffe   See fewer
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Victor Maddern
Dawlish Dawlish   See fewer
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Bryan Pringle
Sgt. Kneebone Sgt. Kneebone   See fewer
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Johnny Briggs
Wheatley Wheatley   See fewer
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Brian Phelan
Grimshaw Grimshaw   See fewer
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Toke Townley
Silly Billy Silly Billy   See fewer
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Declan Mulholland
Morrison Morrison   See fewer
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Walter Fitzgerald
Admiral Jackson Admiral Jackson   See fewer
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Joy Shelton
Mrs. Crawford Mrs. Crawford   See fewer
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Anthony Oliver
Tavern Leader Tavern Leader   See fewer
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Russell Napier
Flag Captain Flag Captain   See fewer
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Michael Coles
Flag Lieutenant Flag Lieutenant   See fewer
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André Maranne
Colonel Giraud (as Andre Maranne) Colonel Giraud (as Andre Maranne)   See fewer
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James Bolam
Midshipman Assisting in Operation (uncredited) Midshipman Assisting in Operation (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Bowman
Bosun (uncredited) Bosun (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maxwell Craig
Defiant Crewman With Lamp (uncredited) Defiant Crewman With Lamp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Gregory
Purser (uncredited) Purser (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Halpin
Crewman (uncredited) Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Henry
Press Ganged Crewman (uncredited) Press Ganged Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Lynn
Young wife whose husband is pressed (uncredited) Young wife whose husband is pressed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alf Mangan
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Endre Muller
French Captain (uncredited) French Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim O'Brady
Member of Press Gang (uncredited) Member of Press Gang (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arnold Schulkes
Crewman (uncredited) Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Sharkey
Venetian Captain (uncredited) Venetian Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Webster
Flagship Sailor (uncredited) Flagship Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 2,101 votes