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Double Crossbones (1951)

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After being falsely accused of dishonesty, a young man decides to become a pirate.

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Complete credited cast:
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Davey Crandall
Helena Carter ...
Lady Sylvia Copeland
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Tom Botts
John Emery ...
Governor Elden
Stanley Logan ...
Lord Montrose
Kathryn Givney ...
Lady Montrose
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Malcolm Giles
Morgan Farley ...
Caleb Nicholas
Robert Barrat ...
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Glenn Strange ...
Capt. Ben Avery
Louis Bacigalupi ...
Hope Emerson ...
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Capt. Ben Wickett
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Storyline

Falsely accused by the corrupt Governor Elden of Charleston of fencing stolen pirate booty, young Davey Crandall and friend Tom Botts buy passage on the ship of local buccaneer Bloodthirsty Ben. They avoid being killed by faking a case of the pox, which causes the panicked captain and crew to desert the ship. The two find themselves alone, and when a lucky cannon shot hits a mast on a British ship, they find themselves mistaken for pirates. They sail to Tortuga, where they recruit such notorious corsairs as Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Anne Bonney, and Blackbeard to lay siege to Chaleston and expose the villain Elden. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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22 January 1951 (Sweden)  »

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Era Uma Vez Um Pirata...  »

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1.37 : 1
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Anne Bonny's name is misspelled as "Ann." See more »

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Narrator: Ah, yes, these were truly the days of wooden ships and iron men, but some of the iron was getting a little rusty.
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Written by Lester Lee and Dan Shapiro
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A rarely seen, oddball, 'Pirate' musical comedy
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A very strange movie featuring Donald O'Connor as a pirate-by-mistake who sings, dances and farces his way out of trouble to win the hand of comely Helena Carter. Notable for an outstanding supporting cast of players including Charles McGraw, Hope Emerson- a fearsomely funny Amazonian female pirate- Will Geer, a young Jim Arness and many other familiar faces in glorious Technicolor.

I am intensely curious who came up with the idea for this film and successfully got it funded and made by Universal-International. Whoever contrived and made the pitch could have sold the Brooklyn Bridge several times over.

An odd attempt that doesn't work due to an over talky, gimmicky script that simply isn't very funny. Director Charles Barton had better luck with Abbott and Costello. Handsome production design and earnest performances just don't click, but how can one resist Charlie McGraw and Hope Emerson in pirate mufti toasting their collective health and prosperity?!


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