MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,455 this week

Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 740 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 6 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 15 Dec 2010
 
a list of 2 titles
created 27 Aug 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) on IMDb 6.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Blackbeard, the Pirate.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sea Devils (1953)
Adventure | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Gilliat,a fisherman/smuggler is in jail, and is offered a pardon, if he undertakes a mission to sail to France to rescue Douchette, an English agent, whose cover has been blown,and who has now been jailed. Gilliat accepts the challenge.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Maxwell Reed
Blackbeard (TV Movie 2006)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Angus Macfadyen, Mark Umbers, Richard Chamberlain
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this sequel to Treasure Island, Long John hopes to rescue his friend Jim from a rival pirate and return for more treasure.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Lloyd Berrell
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Indians attack a stagecoach, and a disparate band of passengers must band together to fight them off.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Linda Darnell, Dale Robertson, John Lund
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet
Action | Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Barbarossa, a pirate, frees a group of Spanish prisoners and makes them his crew. On a raid, he takes as a prize a Spanish countess, Alida. He has fallen in love with her by the time he ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: John Payne, Donna Reed, Gerald Mohr
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Alda, Andrea King
Certificate: Passed Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore
Star Dust (1940)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Linda Darnell, John Payne, Roland Young
Blackbeard: Terror at Sea (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Directors: Richard Dale, Tilman Remme
Stars: James Purefoy, Tyler Butterworth, Mark Noble
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Edward Teach / Blackbeard
...
Edwina Mansfield
...
Ben Worley
Keith Andes ...
Torin Thatcher ...
...
Alvina, a lady in waiting
...
Noll
Richard Egan ...
Briggs
Skelton Knaggs ...
Gilly
Dick Wessel ...
Dutchman
...
Pierre La Garde
Jack Lambert ...
Tom Whetstone
Noel Drayton ...
Jeremy
...
Job Maggot
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 July 1953 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Blackbeard the Pirate  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Opening credits: This photoplay is based on certain actual and outstanding events in the lives of its principal characters, but the other events and the other characters, except those representing persons whose true names are used, are fictional. See more »

Goofs

At about 3 minutes into the movie the escape scene alternates between night time and bright sunny day between shots. See more »

Quotes

[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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: During the 17th Century the Spanish Main was over-run with pirates, foremost of whom was Edward Teach, the evil and immortal Blackbeard. Sir Henry Morgan, who was then in the service of the king, had been sent to clear the seas of the very pirates he once had led. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Big Blast (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A hilarious movie...
19 March 2000 | by (Tulsa OK) – See all my reviews

The cast and crew must have had a ball making this flick, since it has so many funny bits in it.Just listen to this exchange between Robert Newton doing his never-equaled pirate character as Blackbeard, and the lovable lug Bill Bendix, of Life of Riley fame, as Worley, the dim-witted first mate. Blackbeard is pulling up a rope that the hero has used to climb into the Captain's cabin, and says, "I be fishin' for a rat!" Worley: "Why, are ya hungry?" Don't miss The Funeral at Sea ("For distance this time!") Watch Edward Maynard eye Linda Darnell's lavish expanse of bosom and say, "Never mind the measurements!"

And while you're thinking about the plot...how _did_ they ever get off that island?


21 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
love pirates? irunwitscissors
Ribald Song? ianprl
Discuss Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?