Anne of the Indies is a 1951 adventure film made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by George Jessel.
The film stars Jean Peters (the future wife of Howard Hughes) and Louis Jourdan, with Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall, Thomas Gomez and James Robertson Justice.
The story was intended to be based on the true life of pirate Anne Bonny.
"Queen Anne Of The Indies" (among other proposed titles) was a short story published in the Saturday Evening Post c.1946, by Charleston's historical fiction author, Herbert Sass. Sass was asked by NY publishers & LA studios to write a movie treatment of the story. In 1948 he offered up a fictionalized version of the true story of Anne Bonny, including a 10-page "factual basis" for the story. Studios seemed responsive, but in the end Sass was left out of the loop until the movie came out in 1951. What ended up on the screen was very different from the original story. Without writer credit to Sass, it would be difficult to...