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Botany Bay

USA, English, 93 mins

  • Director: John Farrow
  • Writer: James Norman Hall; Jonathan Latimer
  • Producer: Joseph Sistrom

CGiii Comment

Homosexual subtext?!?

Where?!?

James Mason is a trifle camp...but, interpretting it as a latent desire for Alan Ladd is just plain nonsense. He's a psychopath...not a lovelorn homo!

When will this 'queering' everything stop?!?


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The(ir) Blurb...

In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny. Events, including arrival of plague, keep Tallant busy in New South Wales.

Cast & Characters

Alan Ladd as Hugh Tallant;
James Mason as Capt. Paul Gilbert;
Patricia Medina as Sally Munroe;
Cedric Hardwicke as Gov. Phillip;
Murray Matheson as Rev. Mortimer Thynne;
Dorothy Patten as Mrs. Nellie Garth;
John Hardy as Nat Garth;
Hugh Pryse as Ned Inching;
Malcolm Lee Beggs as Nick Sabb;
Anita Sharp-Bolster as Moll Cudlip;
Jonathan Harris as Tom Oakly;
Alec Harford as Brig-keeper Jenkins;
Noel Drayton as Second Mate Spencer;
Branden Toomey as Guard;
Ben Wright as Deck Officer Green

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