Sunday, March 26, 2023

"Christopher Columbus" 1949 Movie Review

"Christopher Columbus" is a British movie that was released in 1949, starring Fredric March. It is loosely based on a novel written by Rafael Sabatini. Some parts of the movie are historically accurate; others are not, while some are mixed. The movie mainly covers Columbus’ first voyage, along with a few short snapshots from the remaining three. 

One of the artistic licenses in the movie is Francisco de Bobadilla appearing in the story from the beginning, even though he came much later, during Columbus' third voyage.

The movie was well produced and well-acted, this according to the acting style of that era, which personally, is not my cup of tea. Overall, the movie is ok. 


Christopher Columbus (1949 film) - Wikipedia

Christopher Columbus (1949) - IMDb