MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 33,543 this week

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

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 97 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 5 critic

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 »

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2071 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 518 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 386 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Masked Pirate (1949)

The Masked Pirate (1949) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Masked Pirate.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A WWII tale of romance that begins during New Orlean's "Mardi Gras" celebration when a soldier and a girl meet and fall in love. He asks her to marry him but she decides to wait until his ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Nancy Coleman, Margaret Lindsay, Phillip Reed
Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Paul Langton, Barbara Payton, Robert Shayne
Minstrel Man (1944)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of a singer in a minstrel show, from his career highs to the tragedies in his personal life.

Directors: Joseph H. Lewis, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Benny Fields, Gladys George, Alan Dinehart
Mr. Broadway (1933)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Ed Sullivan shows night spots all over New York in this movie, joking and listening to stories the patrons tell.

Directors: Johnnie Walker, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Ed Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Ruth Etting
Nine to Nine (1935)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Ruth Roland, Roland Drew, Doris Covert
The Perjurer (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Rudolf Jugert, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Heidemarie Hatheyer, Attila Hörbiger, Christiane Hörbiger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A psychiatrist and nurse overthrow the abusive heads of a girls' reform school in order to teach the "unfortunate" young women that they have a chance at healthy lives.

Directors: Bernard Vorhaus, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Paul Henreid, Catherine McLeod, Grace Coppin
The Cavern (1964)
War | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Adventure drama during WW2 in Italy where a mixed group of people get trapped inside a cave after a bomb raid. But can they co-operate? And will they survive?

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: John Saxon, Rosanna Schiaffino, Larry Hagman
Jive Junction (1943)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young, classical-trained musician, Peter Crane, transfers from the Conservatory to Clinton High School, where he finds his music in conflict to that of the high school's world of jive and... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Dickie Moore, Tina Thayer, Gerra Young
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Josef Berne, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Rosita Díaz Gimeno, Gilbert Roland, Miguel Ligero
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A gang of con artists disguise themselves as clerics in order to pull off a job, but soon find that even pretending to be religious people is having an effect on them.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

On a small tropical island in the South Pacific, David Bowman (Alan Baxter), a young American planter, finds himself pitted against a ruthless Japanese agent, Matsuru (Ernst Deutsch). He ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur Ripley, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Alan Baxter, Gertrude Michael, Ernst Deutsch
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

pirate | queen | freedom | dual role | capri | See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Captain Sirocco  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Zwischen Kino und Konzert - Der Komponist Nino Rota (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
THE PIRATES OF CAPRI (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1949) **1/2
18 December 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this period romp but, following an uncertain beginning (actually, the solitary pirate sequence itself), once the scene shifted to the court intrigues, it settled down into being a likable - if highly derivative - Grade 'B' costumer. Ulmer endows the location-shot film with a reasonable amount of style (his trademark shadowy lighting and odd camera angles coming into play most prominently during the busy climax). The plot basically revamps the Zorro saga (with Louis Hayward doubling as aristocratic fop and masked bandit) - thus making it an ideal companion to THE MARK OF ZORRO (1940), which I rewatched via the Fox SE DVD the previous day - but, given the lead character's quest for vengeance and his involvement with a theatrical troupe, it appears that the film was equally inspired by Rafael Sabatini's "Scaramouche"! The film emerges patchy as a whole (with the script failing to be witty, its attempts at comedy relief are especially resistible), but the dramatic scenes - particularly where villain Massimo Serato is concerned - compel some attention, and the derring-do is surprisingly adroit.

This had been released on DVD by All Day Entertainment, as both a stand-alone edition and as part of a collection dedicated to Ulmer. I had been tempted time and again to purchase some of them but eventually settled on just the individual disc of BLUEBEARD (1944) - which was excellent; I did manage to rent THE STRANGE WOMAN (1946) eventually by way of a cheap DVD edition from another label - but that film left no particular impression on me. As for the rest, thankfully, all but one turned up recently on Italian TV in their original language with subtitles: apart from THE PIRATES OF CAPRI, I recently watched DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL (1957) but still need to check out STRANGE ILLUSION (1945)...


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Masked Pirate (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?