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Wake of the Red Witch

Cast
John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara, Luther Adler, Eduard Franz, Grant Withers, Henry Daniell, Paul Fix, Dennis Hoey, Jeff Corey
Released
1948
Gail Russell | Gig Young
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First mate Sam as narrator, referring to ship captain Ralls: “Strange, sadistic and cold, his eyes seemed to hold some hidden story...” (0:03)

Crewman: “Loring’s been acting like he’s off his rocker, ain’t he?” (0:07)

Company agent Loring tells Ralls, “If I keep changing the orders around the crew will think I’m crazy.”
Ripper tells Loring, “You’re crazy.” (0:09)

Sam: “Ralls was in his cabin, in one of his black, strange moods.” (0:10)

Sam asks crewman Ripper, “Ralls is drunk, huh.” Pathological intoxication? (0:12)

Shipping company Batjak’s owner Mayrant’s brother-in-law Van Schreeven in court: “Capt. Ralls defense is based on the ship’s log and Mr. Loring’s on supposed insanity. Batjak... believes that Mr. Loring is sane and that the log’s entries are false.” (0:14)

A crewman tells ship’s captain Wilde, referring to a whipping, “The boy has fainted sir.” (0:32)

Ralls: episode of pathological intoxication. (0:54)

Wilde tells a crewman, referring to Ralls, “Let him, the drunken fool.” (0:55)

Commissar Jacques’ daughter Angelique realizes her father has been killed. (1:10)

Ship owner Mayrant tells Sam, referring to Ralls, “The reason was hate, insane and bitter.” (1:11)

Angelique dies in Ralls’ arms. (1:20)

Mayrant describes the others as “babbling like a lot of idiots.” (1:33)

The others grieve the death of Ralls. (1:46)