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The Pirate (1948)

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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

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Serafin
Walter Slezak ...
Don Pedro Vargas
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Aunt Inez
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The Advocate
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The Viceroy
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Uncle Capucho
Lola Deem ...
Isabella
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Mercedes
Mary Jo Ellis ...
Lizarda
Jean Dean ...
Casilda
Marion Murray ...
Eloise
Ben Lessy ...
Gumbo
Jerry Bergen ...
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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate. Written by R. Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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The great MGM musical romance


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Release Date:

11 June 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kalóz  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,956,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Upon completion of the film, Tom Keogh finally returned to New York City. Tom Keogh did a few ballet costume design projects while working with Karinska's costume shop; then decided to move to France, pursuing a fine artist painting career. Keogh was a very good artist/painter with a mildly successful career. See more »

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When Manuela and Serafin first meet near the sea, the seam of the backdrop is visible. See more »

Quotes

Serafin: [after tricking his troupe and stealing their last cigar] I was, er... keeping it lit for you.
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Nina
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A classic I never tire of watching.
9 February 2000 | by (Columbia, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

I was a kid when I first saw "The Pirate." So I missed many of the nuances in this incredibly glorious farce. Garland and Kelly have never been funnier. Though the songs are few, the production numbers are astounding. Garland, of course, sounds incredible and Kelly does at least three long dance numbers that make for wonderful watching. Viewers must remember that the whole movie is a put-on to some degree, and the stars put it over marvelously. Great support, too, from Walter Slezak and Gladys Cooper. This is one of those films that validate the phrase "glorious technicolor." It also adds lustre to the memory of the golden age of MGM musicals.


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