My all time favorite of all the John Wayne movies. It came out when I was a young girl and I have seen it 34 times, and would watch it again if I could find a video. Compared to special effects today, it is lacking, but I believe it was one of his best.
Wake of the Red Witch (1948) 720p YIFY Movie
Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Wake of the Red Witch is a movie starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, and Gig Young. During the 1860s in the South Pacific, Capt. Ralls, skipper of the Red Witch, has a series of adventures involving sunken gold bullion, pearls,...
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Captain Ralls fights Dutch shipping magnate Mayrant Sidneye for the woman he loves, Angelique Desaix, and for a fortune in gold aboard the Red Witch.
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great movieReviewed bygrannycogVote: 10/10
Wake of The Red Witch is really one of the secrets of John Wayne's career. In terms of conjuring up a dark side and relating that in a man's troubled relationship making him question who he really is, Wayne probably stretched more acting muscles than in any other performance. The supporting cast is magnificent, but Gail Rusell walks off stealing the movie. The offbeat narration adds to the shroud of mystery.
Hired "Red Witch" skipper John Wayne (as Captain Ralls) vies with financier boss Luther Adler (as Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye) for not only the love of beautiful Gail Russell (as Angelique), but also five million dollars in gold bullion. Their tale is told in "flashback" style, by fellow traveler Gig Young (as Sam Rosen).
The story might be described as a "Heart of Darkness" attempt to adapt Wayne's "Reap the Wild Wind" into Laurence Olivier's "Wuthering Heights". The flashbacks do not really help build dramatic tension; rather, they make the story more confusing. Despite the presentation, the characters emerge as somewhat interesting, especially good is Mr. Adler's portrayal. There is some ambitious underwater camera-work, which fails, due to, for example, an unremarkable editing in of Wayne close-ups.
Everyone tries awfully hard to make "Wake of the Red Witch" hunt, but it doesn't.
**** Wake of the Red Witch (12/30/48) Edward Ludwig ~ John Wayne, Gail Russell, Luther Adler, Gig Young