MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,180 this week

The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Romance  |  20 April 1945 (Portugal)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 1,305 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 12 critic

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 »

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(story), (adaptation), 6 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Actress Virginia Mayo Dies at 84
| WENN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 04 Jul 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 19 Dec 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 22 Jun 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

The Princess and the Pirate (1944) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Princess and the Pirate.
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan
The Paleface (1948)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong
Road to Rio (1947)
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A meek tailor thinks his wooing will be helped if he assumes the identity of the famous Casanova...who's deeply in debt.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Bob Hope, Joan Fontaine, Audrey Dalton
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal
Fancy Pants (1950)
Comedy | Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bruce Cabot
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour.

Director: Victor Schertzinger
Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Patric Knowles
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Director: Norman Panama
Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins
Road to Bali (1952)
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Walker
Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Walter Slezak ...
...
Captain Barrett / The Hook
...
Pedro
Hugo Haas ...
Owner of the 'Bucket of Blood'
Maude Eburne ...
Landlady of the 'Boar's Head Inn'
Adia Kuznetzoff ...
Don José Ramon Sebastian Rurales
Brandon Hurst ...
Mr. Pelly
Tom Kennedy ...
Alonzo
Stanley Andrews ...
Captain of the 'Mary Ann'
Robert Warwick ...
The King
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 April 1945 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Princesa e o Pirata  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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: I'll chop off his liver! Say, that might be pretty good, chopped liver.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (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)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amusing
4 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A vicious pirate called the Hook (Victor McLaglan) and his gang invade a boat carrying a princess (Virginia Mayo) and quick change artist Sylvester the Great (Bob Hope). They're kidnapped but escape and soon found themselves neck deep in danger.

Amusing Bob Hope comedy with him constantly throwing off one liners left and right. This is a lavish production with great sets and costumes (especially Mayos) and shot in bright Technicolor. It's OK but not great--it's way too plot heavy (especially for a comedy)and some of Hope's jokes are real groaners or very 1944 (how many people are going to get a joke about Gypsy Rose Lee?).

Hope is fun, Mayo is beautiful and McLaglan is actually quite funny as the pirate. An amusing comedy with a great closing gag. Kids might like it more than adults--some of the characters here are so broadly played than I found it annoying but children might find it hysterical. I give it a 7.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of those memory lane films... lhuffman_66
availability saraz298
love pirates? irunwitscissors
Mediocre supporting cast? Lewers13
looney Tunes Jgirl2688
Very Funny Ending mfitzgerald03
Discuss The Princess and the Pirate (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?