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WAKE OF THE RED WITCH – (1949) (106 Minutes-Black & White) During the 1860s, the mighty Red Witch sails the South Pacific under the ruthless command of its skipper, Capt. Ralls. One day, Ralls decides to "scuttle," or intentionally ground the ship, which is carrying five million dollars in gold bullion. Ralls orders his assistant, Antonio "Ripper" Arrezo, to lock the navigator, Loring, inside his cabin while he drives the ship onto a reef. When it sinks, the crew abandons ship. Later, First Mate Sam Rosen, Ripper and Capt. Ralls are called before a court of inquiry, at which Loring testifies that Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye, whose trading company, Batjak, owned the ship, had sent Ralls an order relieving him of his duties. When questioned, Ralls lies, saying that he never received the message. Sidneye's brother, who is one of the judges at the inquest, asks Ralls how he managed to be rescued so quickly, only twelve hours after the wreck, but before he can answer, a messenger arrives with word that Sidneye has withdrawn his complaint.