Christopher Columbus (movie, 1949)

Christopher Columbus (Christopher Columbus) is a British film directed by David MacDonald in 1949 .

Synopsis

In 1486 , Christopher Columbus went to the court of Spain , to convince the Queen to finance his project of a new sea route to India, from the west. Six years later, in 1492 , his request having finally been accepted, Columbus embarked with his crew aboard the Niña , Pinta and Santa Maria …

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Technical sheet

  • Title: Christopher Columbus
  • Original title: Christopher Columbus
  • Director: David MacDonald
  • Assistant Director: Don Weeks
  • Scenario: Cyril Roberts , Muriel and Sydney Box , based on the novel (uncredited) by Rafael Sabatini Christopher Columbus
  • Director of Photography: Stephen Dade
  • Cameraman: David Harcourt
  • Music: Arthur Bliss (and Doreen Carwithen , additional music), directed by Muir Mathieson
  • Artistic Director: George Provis
  • Sets: Maurice Carter
  • Costumes: Elizabeth Haffenden and (uncredited) Joan Ellacott
  • Editing: Vladimir Sagovsky (credited V. Sagovsky)
  • Producer: A. Frank Bundy , for Gainsborough Pictures
  • Genre : historical film
  • Format: colors ( Technicolor )
  • Duration: 99 minutes
  • Release dates: United Kingdom : / France : 

Distribution

(in the order of the ending credits)

  • Fredric March ( VF : Marc Valbel ) : Christopher Columbus , the Genoese navigator who discovered America
  • Florence Eldridge ( VF : Cecile Didier ) : Queen Isabella
  • Francis L. Sullivan ( VF : Pierre Morin ) : Francisco de Bobadilla , the enemy of Columbus
  • Kathleen Ryan : Beatriz , the mistress of Columbus
  • Derek Bond : Diego de Arana , a sailor from Castile, companion of Columbus
  • Nora Swinburne ( VF : Paula Dehelly ) : Juana de Torres
  • Abraham Sofaer : Louis de Santangel
  • Linden Travers ( VF : Claire Guibert ) : Beatriz Enriquez of Peraza
  • James Robertson Justice : Martin Pinzon , Commander of Pinta
  • Dennis Vance : Francisco Pinzon, the driver of the Pinta
  • Richard Aherne : Vicente Pinzon , the commander of La Niña
  • Felix Aylmer : Father Perez , the former confessor of the Queen
  • Francis Lister ( VF : René Fleur ) : King Ferdinand
  • Edward Rigby : Pedro
  • Niall MacGinnis ( VF : Jean-Henri Chambois ) : Juan de la Cosa , a companion cartographer of Columbus
  • Ralph Truman : the captain
  • Ronald Adam : Talavera
  • Guy Le Feuvre ( VF : Maurice Dorleac ) : the admiral
  • Lyn Evans : Lope
  • David Cole : The son of Columbus
  • Hugh Pryse : the chaplain
  • R. Stuart Lindsell : the prior
  • William Monroe Cypert : Antonio Camino (uncredited)
  • Thelma Grigg : a lady in the company (uncredited)
  • Anthony Steel : a messenger (uncredited)

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