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Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

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Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

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Edward Teach / Blackbeard
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Edwina Mansfield
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Ben Worley
Keith Andes ...
Torin Thatcher ...
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Alvina, a lady in waiting
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Noll
Richard Egan ...
Briggs
Skelton Knaggs ...
Gilly
Dick Wessel ...
Dutchman
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Pierre La Garde
Jack Lambert ...
Tom Whetstone
Noel Drayton ...
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In 1674, "reformed" pirate Sir Henry Morgan is a high official in Jamaica, but Edward Maynard hopes to win a large reward by proving Morgan still dabbles in piracy. Maynard goes undercover as ship's surgeon with a Morgan henchman...who's been supplanted by notorious Blackbeard himself. Also on the ship is Edwina Mansfield, seemingly a damsel in distress, to whom there's much more than meets the eye. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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ship | pirate | cutlass | sea battle | combat | See more »

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The thunder of their plundering shook the earth, the seas, the sky!

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Adventure

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15 July 1953 (Japan)  »

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Although Henry Morgan is depicted as Blaclbeard's chief antagonist, Morgan retired on 1683 and died in 1688, when Blackbeard (born circa 1680) was only eight years old. Blackbeard did not arrive in the Indies until the closing years of the 17th Century, well after Morgan's death. See more »

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[blasting Henry Morgan's ship with cannon fire]
Blackbeard: Arrr, he's like a duck without wings! We'll close for the kill and then board her. And I'll dangle Uncle Harry from the fore yard!! Heh, he he he!
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9 October 2000 | by (Cleveland,Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a lot of fun,but is not for those who insist on subtle acting.Newton has the time of his life as a drunken psychotic.He really does go over the top.The dialogue is rather good,all things being considered,and the plot is better than one might have expected.There are only 3 or 4 loose ends.Darnell,Andese,and Thatcher all do quite well with their roles,and the pirates are as grisly a crew of jackals as you could imagine.(Gilly,in particular,not only acts well,but is nicely creepy,besides.)The only major disappointment is bendix;this fine performer wasn't suited for costume dramas.A good picture for kids ages 12 and under,or for those with a broad sense of humor.


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