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The Pirate (1948)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Musical  |  11 June 1948 (USA)
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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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Aunt Inez
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Specialty Dance
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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 ...
Bolo
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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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11 June 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pirata  »

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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Love of My Life
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The Pirate
2 July 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

When i first saw this movie as a kid i absolutely loved it i own it now on video and it gets better with each viewing, the chemistry between Judy Garland and Gene Kelly is electrifying the pirate dance sequence is excellent along with the Mack the Black number, on some reviews people kept commenting about the paleness of the character as it being set in the Caribbean, well since it was made in the 1940's it was common to place white actors in such roles Jeanne Crain in Pinky. If people can look beyond this they would see a truly original film taking a poke at swashbuckling films of that period. I gave a 10 because i truly believe this film should be up there along with Meet me in St, Louis and Singing in the Rain. I hope they bring this out on DVD soon with lots of extras as my video is warring with over use.


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