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
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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 »
The film is set in 1830. Manuela's trousseau is labeled "Maison Worth, Paris". The Maison Worth couturier house did not exist until circa 1860. See more »
I believe a condemned man has a right to one last request.
Oh, within reason - a visit from a loved one, a prayer, a beef steak.
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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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