Christopher Columbus (1949)

Director
David MacDonald

Main cast
Fredric March; Florence Eldridge; Francis L. Sullivan; Kathleen Ryan; Derek Bond

Genres
Adventure, Action

Description
Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.


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