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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The thunder of their plundering shook the earth, the seas, the sky!
Did You Know?
Boris Karloff and Charles Laughton were considered for the Blackbeard role. See more
There is an obvious stunt double during the sword fight scene at the end. See more
Ben, I believe I'm going to catch me a rat!
Why, you hungry?
[motions to the rope Blackbeard is holding, which goes over the side of the ship
. Oh, you're goin' fishing for him, aye?
NO, I ain't goin' fishin' for him, aye!
Opening credits prologue: "The meeker the man, the more pirate he, Snug in his armchair, far from the sea, And reason commends his position: He has all of the fun and none of the woes, Masters the ladies and scuttles his foes, And cheats both the noose and perdition!"
"THE ARMCHAIR PIRATE" -Anon.- See more
Traditional sea shanty
Sung by pirate crew See more