This memorable Cecil B. DeMille high seas epic sports a topnotch cast and glorious Technicolor photography, not to mention a giant red squid. Set in the 1840s, when tall ships were being replaced by steam engines, the film opens as Goddard, a tough and independent salvage-schooner owner,
ventures her ship into a hurricane to save Wayne, whose ship has been wrecked on the shoals of Key West, Florida. When Goddard gets near his crippled vessel, she finds the exhausted Wayne lashed to the mast and Massey, her vicious competitor in the salvage business, already on the scene. Massey
and his younger brother, Preston, have such an uncanny knack for reaching wrecks first t...