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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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Captain of the 'Mary Ann'
Robert Warwick ...
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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 26, 1945 with Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo reprising their film roles. 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: I'll chop off his liver! Say, that might be pretty good, chopped liver.
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Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 27 August 2009 (2009) 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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Top-notch Hope comedy, one of his best
9 August 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo star in this hilarious comedy about a tenth-rate actor who gets mixed up with beautiful women, corrupt politicians, pirates and treasure maps. Hope really looks like he's enjoying himself, and when you get a load of Virginia Mayo, you'll see why. She has never looked more ravishing--the gorgeous Technicolor photography actually works better for her than it did for Maureen O'Hara, who was known as "The Queen of Technicolor"--and shows an unexpected flair for comedy. Victor McLaglen seems to be having a blast as the evil pirate The Hook, Walter Slezak plays the crooked governor in another one of his fine oily villain performances, and Walter Brennan is a scream as a crazed pirate who takes a shine to Hope. Some hilarious comic routines--especially one where Hope pretends to be The Hook--and several surprisingly good action scenes, which you don't often see in comedies, make this one of Hope's best pictures without Bing Crosby (well, for the most part). Don't miss it.


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