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Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.
The legal case United States vs. Holmes (in 1842) was the trial of the crewman who forced others off the lifeboat. Alexander Holmes was the only crew-member to be found in Philadelphia. A grand jury refused to return a murder indictment, but he was tried and convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six months in jail and fined $20. The trial enforced the dictum that sailors have a duty to their passengers that is above even their own lives.
Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor:
Did you ever study strategy, Powdah?
Powdah: I never studied nothin'.
Reading Hamlet aloud, Gary Cooper says, "the thousand natural shocks that the flesh is heir to." The second "the" is a mistake--it spoils the scansion.
If you have wanderlust, our five movie and TV picks will take you on a journey to the south of France, to the backroads of South America, and to the Great Pyramids in Egypt.
Take a look back at the TV series that took home Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series in the categories of Drama and Comedy.