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The cry was MUTINY… and the decks ran red!
Alec Guinness must battle a mutinous crew and Napoleon’s fleet in the rousing, historical adventure DAMN THE DEFIANT!
As commander of the British warship H.M.S. Defiant, the humane Crawford (Guinness) strives to maintain order throughout the ship against the ceaseless brutality of sadistic first mate Scott-Padget (Dirk Bogarde). After Crawford is injured in a fiery battle with a French treasure ship, angry seaman Vizard (Anthony Quayle) leads the crew to mutiny when Scott-Padget takes over but when a vengeful sailor murders Scott-Padget, the Defiant crew must decide between saving their country or their own lives.
Directed by Lewis Gilbert (Alfie, Moonraker).
“Superior performance from Alec Guinness” – Moviescene.com
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