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The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

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Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know... See full summary »

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Don José Ramon Sebastian Rurales
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Mr. Pelly
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Captain of the 'Mary Ann'
Robert Warwick ...
The King
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Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know her identity and plan to kidnap her and hold her for a king's ransom. Little do the cutthroats know that she will be rescued by that unlikeliest of knights errant, Sylvester the Great, who will lead them on a merry, and madcap, chase. Written by Alfred Jingle

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20 April 1945 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Princesa e o Pirata  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Samuel Goldwyn paid Paramount $133,500 to borrow Bob Hope for twelve weeks. During that time, Hope made this film and They Got Me Covered (1943). As part of the deal, Paramount also got the services of Goldwyn contractee Gary Cooper for the lead in "For Whom the Bell Tolls." See more »

Goofs

When The Hook's ship is attacking The Mary Ann, it is flying the Skull & Crossbones. Soon after that it is seen being raised. See more »

Quotes

Sylvester: If you don't tell anybody I'm not a gypsy, I won't tell anybody you're not an idiot.
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Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss Me in the Moonlight
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Virginia Mayo (dubbed by Louanne Hogan)
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Those were the days...
12 January 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

One of an increasingly rare breed of cinema - a comedy that actually makes you laugh, and as the fella above says, without relying on smut or toilet humour, but pure comic genius delivered with finesse by Bob Hope and the rest of the supporting cast. P and the P manages to also deliver a top of the range swashbuckling adventure which immerses you within minutes and keeps you there until the end.

The Princess and the Pirate is a charming example of how comedies used to be

  • and is as infinitely watchable now as I can only assume it was then (me


being all of 20 at time of writing!). It is certainly as delightful as when I first saw it at age 10 or so, with none of the cheesiness or insincerity that becomes apparent with many childhood favourites when I revisit them years later. And that, I suppose, is the definition of the word 'timeless'.


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