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Windjammer is an adventurous drama on the high seas of the pacific. Starring the dashing George “the Chest” O’Brien, the fun begins as O’Brien must pose as a playboy in order to board a high society yacht. His real motive is to serve a subpoena to the wealthy Brandon Evans (the Commondore). The affluent boating guests are amusingly snooty and their elitist culture is well on display. All goes awry, however, when the boat is smashed into by a smuggler’s windjammer! After everyone is taken aboard the windjammer, the captives and forced into conscripted labor. This contrasts beautifully with the rich guests earlier carefree and haughty lifestyles. Though they don’t deserve to be saved, it fast becomes time for the heroic O’Brien to rescue them! A great story, strongly acted, this film is both a look back at prosperous society and a timeless adventure.