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Director:
Writers:
Sy Bartlett (story)
Allen Boretz (adaptation)
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Release Date:
20 April 1945 (Portugal) See more »
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Plot:
Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
NewsDesk:
Actress Virginia Mayo Dies at 84
 (From WENN. 18 January 2005)

User Reviews:
An amusing and funny pirate/comedy movie featuring many stars and lots of laughs See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bob Hope ... Sylvester the Great

Virginia Mayo ... Princess Margaret

Walter Brennan ... Featherhead
Walter Slezak ... La Roche

Victor McLaglen ... Captain Barrett / The Hook

Marc Lawrence ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Hold-Up Victim (uncredited)
Betty Alexander ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Richard Alexander ... Holdup Thug (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Citizen (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Pirate (uncredited)
Ruth Caldwell ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Hugo - Bartender at 'Bucket of Blood' (uncredited)
Alma Carroll ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Vic Christy ... Thug (uncredited)

Bing Crosby ... Margaret's Sweetheart (uncredited)
Loretta Daye ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Murderous Pirate (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Naval Officer (uncredited)
Francis Ford ... Drunken Pirate (uncredited)
Stewart Garner ... Sailor on the 'Mary Ann' (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Pirate (uncredited)
Bobby Hale ... Citizen (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Charlie, Dueling Dandy-Pirate (uncredited)
Rondo Hatton ... Gorilla (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Heckler (uncredited)
Weldon Heyburn ... Soldier at the Palace (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Pirate (uncredited)
Bill Hunter ... Soldier at the Gate (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... First Mate on the 'Mary Ann' (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Pirate (uncredited)

Mike Mazurki ... Pirate (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... Pirate (uncredited)
Art Miles ... Thug (uncredited)
Lillian Molieri ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Heckler (uncredited)
Kay Morley ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Palace Guard (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Pirate (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Companion of Drunken Pirate (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Citizen Hit with Blackjack (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Pirate (uncredited)
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Man who brings the beers (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Governor's Guard (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Pirate (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Pirate (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Captain of the King's Ship (uncredited)
Sammy Stein ... Blackjack Thug (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Guard (uncredited)
Betty Thurston ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Tom Tyler ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Ruth Valmy ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Crane Whitley ... Soldier (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Pirate at the 'Bucket of Blood' (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
Sidney Lanfield (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sy Bartlett  story
Allen Boretz  adaptation
Melvin Frank  uncredited
Everett Freeman  screenplay
Don Hartman  screenplay
Curtis Kenyon  adaptation
Norman Panama  uncredited
Melville Shavelson  screenplay

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer
Don Hartman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Rose 
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner (director of photography)
William E. Snyder (director of photography) (as William Snyder)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell 
 
Art Direction by
Ernst Fegté 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Grant 
 
Makeup Department
Nina Roberts .... hair stylist
Robert Stephanoff .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barton Adams .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Hugo Ballin .... art consultant
McClure Capps .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Fred Lau .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Ray Binger .... special photographic effects (as R.O. Binger)
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects
Clarence Slifer .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Louanne Hogan .... singing voice: Virginia Mayo
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Mitchell Kovaleski .... associate technicolor color director
Jack Robbins .... stand-in: Bob Hope (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
94 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (alternate rating) | Australia:G (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | West Germany:12

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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:
Continuity: 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:My act is known all over Europe; that's why I'm going to America.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Kiss Me in the MoonlightSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
An amusing and funny pirate/comedy movie featuring many stars and lots of laughs, 5 June 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Many , many years ago , on the Spanish Main , there sailed the Seven Seas the most bloodthirsty buccaneer in history . Ruthless and daring he was , and , though his soul was black with foul deeds , he feared no creature , living or dead . Because he had an iron claw for a right hand , this terror of the Ocean lanes was known as ¨The Hook¨ . Bob Hope is Sylvester the Great , a conceited actor , the man of seven faces . He is a vaudvillian who falls for a gorgeous princess (Virginia Mayo) , both of whom being pursued by a nasty hooked pirate (Victor McLagen) and a governor (Victor Slezak) . Hope posing as a woman in order to escape , being saved by an old pirate (Walter Brennan). The Hook and his hoodlums (Mike Mazurki , Hugo Haas , Marc Lawrence) set out in pursuit Sylvester . They look for a valuable treasure and on the run Hope disguises as a gypsy . Meanwhile , Hope attempting to save the princess from being abducted . Hope and Mayo flee and find themselves surrounded by pirates . Later on , they go to the inn called ¨Bucket of Blood¨. Deciding to head back to treasure island .

This is an original and entertaining swashbuckler comedy , spoofing numerous pirate situations and including a wonderful song titled ¨Kiss me in the moonlight¨. The film is a Bob Hope recital , he stooges , makes acrobatics , tongue twister and puts faces and grimaces . It's a pretty amusing farce with the master comic and he displays splendidly his portentous skills . Bob Hope show with his particular talent as a great comic about an issue of mistaken identities , maps , hidden treasures and many other things . This is one of Bob's early Technicolor entries , being spectacularly photographed by Victor Milner and William Snyder . Available digitally remastered stereo with original film trailer . This one Hope played on loan from Paramount to the great producer Samuel Goldwyn . 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¨. 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 . Of course , at the end of the movie appears a famous guest star , Big Crosby , in a closing cameo performed . Bob Hope , Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour on their crazies starred the known series about ¨The Road To..¨, these are the following : ¨The road to Singapur¨ this one started it all ; ¨Road to Hong Kong¨, ¨The Road to Lebanon¨, The Road to Morocco¨ , ¨The Road to Rio¨, ¨The road to Zanzibar¨, ¨The road to Utopia¨ . ¨The princess and the pirate¨ results to be as funny as some the other ¨Road movies¨ , it's a great entertainment and fun . The motion picture was well directed by David Butler . Picture is a vehicle Bob Hope , he's an authentic comic and real Farceur . If you like Hope's crazy interpretation , in which he manages charm and humor , you will most definitely enjoy this one ; it's really a great amusement .

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