Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 19, 1959

The Buccaneer (Paramount) introduces to the moviegoing millions the most exciting new film personality since Clark Gable with a mustache: Yul Brynner with hair. Yul did not really grow his own. The studio has provided him with a "transformation"—a curly, reddish-brown confection that suggests a sensitive blend of Bonaparte, Presley and well-kept Irish setter. Unfortunately, the picture will surely prove for many moviegoers, no less than it was for Actor Brynner, a hair-raising experience.

The Buccaneer started out as a Cecil B. DeMille remake of a Cecil B. DeMille version (1938) of the...

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