During the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Crawford takes command of the HMS Defiant and is ordered to rendezvous with the fleet in Corsica. With his son aboard as a new midshipman, Capt. Crawford takes an even hand with his crew. This does not sit well with his second-in-command Lt. Scott-Paget, a cruel officer who is also well connected and someone who has proven to be the downfall of his previous commanding officers. As a battle of wills ensues, Scott-Paget uses Crawford's son in an attempt to get the Captain to lash out against him. With the men on the verge of mutiny, they must also face the enemy

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Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Adventure/Drama · 1h 41m

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During the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Crawford takes command of the HMS Defiant and is ordered to rendezvous with the fleet in Corsica. With his son aboard as a new midshipman, Capt. Crawford takes an even hand with his crew. This does not sit well with his second-in-command Lt. Scott-Paget, a cruel officer who is also well connected and someone who has proven to be the downfall of his previous commanding officers. As a battle of wills ensues, Scott-Paget uses Crawford's son in an attempt to get the Captain to lash out against him. With the men on the verge of mutiny, they must also face the enemy

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Status

Released

Languages

German, English
Cast
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Alec Guinness

Captain Crawford
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Dirk Bogarde

Lieut. Scott-Padget
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Maurice Denham

Mr. Goss (Ship's Surgeon)
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Nigel Stock

Senior Midshipman Kilpatrick
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Richard Carpenter

Lieut. Ponsonby
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Peter Gill

Lieut. D'Arblay
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David Robinson

Midshipman Harvey Crawford
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Robin Stewart

Midshipman Pardoe
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Ray Brooks

Hayes
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Peter Greenspan

Johnson
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Anthony Quayle

Vizard
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Tom Bell

Evans
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Murray Melvin

Percival Wagstaffe
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Victor Maddern

Bosun Dawlish
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Bryan Pringle

Marine Sgt. Kneebone
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Johnny Briggs

Wheatley
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Brian Phelan

Grimshaw
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Toke Townley

Seaman 'Silly Billy' Whiting
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Declan Mulholland

Morrison
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Walter Fitzgerald

Admiral Jackson
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Joy Shelton

Mrs. Crawford - Harvey's Mother
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Anthony Oliver

Tavern Leader
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Russell Napier

Flag Captain
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Michael Coles

Flag Lieutenant
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André Maranne

Colonel Giraud (as Andre Maranne)
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James Bolam

Midshipman Assisting In Operation (uncredited)
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Ann Lynn

Young wife whose husband is pressed (uncredited)
Crew
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Lewis Gilbert

Director
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Damn the Defiant!

(DVD)

10/10/2000

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