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The Masked Pirate (1949)
"I pirati di Capri" (original title)

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A group of men calling themselves 'The Pirates of Capri", headed by Captain Sirroco, who is really Count Amalfi, are trying to restore freedom to the people of Naples in 1799. The Queen is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Count di Amalfi, alias Capt. Sirocco
Binnie Barnes ...
Queen Carolina Maria
Mariella Lotti ...
Countess Mercedes de Lopez
Massimo Serato ...
Baron von Holstein (as Rudolph Serato)
Alan Curtis ...
Commodore Van Diel
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Pepino (as Michael Rasumny)
Virginia Belmont ...
Annette
Franca Marzi ...
Carla
William Tubbs ...
Pignatelli
Alberto Califano ...
Officer
Mario Auritano ...
Officer
Eric Culton ...
Officer
Michel Sorel ...
Nicolo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Morena ...
Zia Anastasia (as Toni Morena)
Erminio Spalla
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A group of men calling themselves 'The Pirates of Capri", headed by Captain Sirroco, who is really Count Amalfi, are trying to restore freedom to the people of Naples in 1799. The Queen is advised of the pirate's assault of a member of her court and she seeks to escape to Palermo. But, she is advised it would be good politics for her to attend a ball Amalfi is giving for his fiancée, Mercedes, who is unaware of the dual role Amalfi is playing. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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25 December 1949 (USA)  »

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Captain Sirocco  »

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Aspect Ratio:

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Action Adventure worth your Attention.
15 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

PIRATES OF CAPRI (aka: Captain Sirocco) is an intelligently made action movie which is fun to watch, and which benefits from Louis Hayward's remarkable ability to play this kind of role to perfection. Forget Johnny Depp or Jerry Bruckheimer's nonsense; this is the real McCoy.

Good movies like this were commonplace 50 or 60 years ago, but this one benefits from being filmed at authentic-looking locations in Italy -- not Capri or Napoli they say, but the shots of Napoli couldn't be anywhere else, and those in the grottoes of Capri same thing. This was an Italian movie, carefully dubbed in English. Now in DVD.

Incidentally, Louis Hayward, like today's Charleze Theron, are/were both authentic African/Americans. Each was born in the Union of South Africa.


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