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Barbary Pirate (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 10 November 1949 (USA)
The U.S. government sends Major Thomas Blake on a secret mission when the Bey of Tripoli starts demanding tribute from American merchant ships in the Mediterranean in the early 1800's. His ... See full summary »

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Anne Ridgeway
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Zoltah
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Yusof - the Bey of Tripoli
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Sam Ridgeway
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Murad Reis
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Tobias Sharpe
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Rindeff
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Dexter Freeman
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Ezra Fielding
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Capt. Crawford
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The U.S. government sends Major Thomas Blake on a secret mission when the Bey of Tripoli starts demanding tribute from American merchant ships in the Mediterranean in the early 1800's. His pose as a Tory on the ship alienates his fellow passengers, Anne Ridgeway, and her brother Sam. Off Tripoli, the ship is captured by the Bey's pirates, but Blake makes a friend of the Bey when he saves his life. Blake learns that a servant girl, Zoltah, and her friends ate plotting to kill the Bey, and that the Bey also has a spy in the State Department, Tobias Sharpe, who sends advance information about American ship movements. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Glory-Roaring Drama of terror on the seas...revolt in the harem! (original print ad) See more »

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10 November 1949 (USA)  »

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O Pirata de Tripoli  »

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Another gem from Columbia Pictures vaults.

I search this item since a while now. Because it is a Lew Landers film and also because it is an adventure yarn produced by the terrible Sam Katzman - I won't present him anymore, I have done it enough times before. I collect all this kind of films. So corny, so cheesy, but which remind me another time of my life. And, let's be fair, they are not without charm.

For me, this little film is a very lovely good B product as I could expect. I can't be disappointed. No chance. Although, we can prefer Sidney Salkow's films or George Sherman's ones, and not only because they were in color, and not in black and white.

I won't tell the plot line, as our friend Long Horn has already done it, after picking it up in a library dictionary. The torture sequence, where the bad guys put the hands of the servant female into boiling water is very surprising. Many talkatives scenes, and few action ones.

But if you can get it, do it.


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