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The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Romance  |  20 April 1945 (Portugal)
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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 Barrett / The Hook
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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
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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

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20 April 1945 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

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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

Don José Ramon Sebastian Rurales: [after Sylvester and tavern owner share a few short beers] Well done stranger, I *like* a man who can drink like that! And now, you are going to drink with *me*! Hugo, bring it over here!
[waiter drops giant barrel of beer on the table]
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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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Great, Great, Great!
8 March 2000 | by (Seabrook, New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

Of all of Bob Hopes comedies, sans Crosby, this has got to be the best. A movie you can watch not twice, but a hundred times,( as I probably have ) The classic "beer drinking scene" with "Hugo"! Virginia Mayo......... Walter Slezak.....Walter Brennan, Try as they may...Hollywood can't do any better, no filth, no bathroom jokes, what a challenge it must have been in those day's to bring you a film that did not need to rely on that. Watch and enjoy with your kids or along with the guy's and some beer, it's timeless. A true 10......


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