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25 December 1949 (USA) See more »
A group of men calling themselves 'The Pirates of Capri", headed by Captain Sirroco, who is really Count Amalfi... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Louis Hayward ... Count Amalfi, alias Captain Sirocco

Binnie Barnes ... Queen Maria Carolina
Mariella Lotti ... Mercedes Villalta Lopez
Massimo Serato ... Baron 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
Liana Del Balzo ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Arianne Ulmer ... 11 Year Old Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Edgar G. Ulmer 
Giuseppe Maria Scotese (co-director) (uncredited in US version)
Writing credits
Giorgio Moser (story and screenplay) (as G. Moser) and
Golfiero Colonna (story and screenplay) (as G. Colonna)

Sidney Alexander  writer

Produced by
Victor Pahlen .... producer
Niccolò Theodoli .... executive producer
Rudolph Monter .... producer (uncredited: US version)
Original Music by
Nino Rota  (as Nina Rota on U.S. prints)
Cinematography by
Anchise Brizzi  (as A. Brizzi)
Film Editing by
Renzo Lucidi 
Production Design by
Guido Fiorini  (as G. Fiorini)
Costume Design by
Maria Baroni 
Dario Cecchi 
Makeup Department
Guglielmo Bonotti .... makeup artist (uncredited: US version)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Golfiero Colonna .... assistant director (uncredited on U.S. prints)
Giorgio Moser .... assistant director (uncredited: US version)
Sound Department
Vittorio Trentino .... sound recordist (as V. Trentino)
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... musical director
Other crew
Guido Fiorini .... scenarist
Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Captain Sirocco" - USA (reissue title)
"Pirates of Capri" - USA (DVD title)
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USA:94 min | West Germany:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Well-made but unexceptional B movie, 22 September 2008
Author: JoeytheBrit from

The Pirates of Capri is a cheaply made B movie shot on location in Italy. Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer who, a few years earlier had made Detour, the quintessential B movie, it is probably better than you might expect, although hampered by a treatment too short on action.

Louis Hayward plays Captain Sirocco, the Zorro-like champion of the downtrodden peasants and defender of the Queen Carolina (Binnie Barnes), the sister of Marie Antoinette, who is kept ignorant of her people's treatment by the evil Baron von Holstein (Rudolph Serato) and who is so fearful of suffering the same fate as her sister that just the mere mention of the word 'people' sends her into something of a tizzy.

Like Zorro, Captain Sirocco leads a double life. Not only is he the fearless do-gooder intent on bringing down the evil Baron, he is also the outrageously foppish Count di Amalfi, a member of the Queen's court who delights in baiting the Baron. Serato makes a fine villain with his sculpted beard and mistrusting gaze, but Hayward's effete portrayal, while no doubt exactly what was required of him, quickly grows tiresome.

Ulmer's direction is interesting throughout, and Anchise Brizzi's cinematography is exceptional for such a low budget feature.

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