Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure ...
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Sgt. Mike Kincaid of the French Foreign Legion learns, from a Riff prisoner, that an attack will soon be made by the villainous Hussin on the Legion's outpost of Tarfa. Kincaid volunteers ... See full summary »
Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, and tons of swordplay. Written by
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Co-producers Burt Lancaster and Harold Hecht were not fans of the witch hunts then taking place of "communists" in Hollywood, led by the House Un-American Activities Committee. This movie was a sly slap at those activities, starting with the title, "The Crimson Pirate," during the "red scare" of the fifties, and continuing with the plot line, of a government denying the rights of the people. They got away with it, as almost nobody noticed the political content of a pirate comedy-adventure movie. See more »
When the King's men capture the pirate ship in the harbor and throw the drunk pirates overboard, the first pirate that is picked up has a yellow head covering, white shirt, tan trousers, and boots; when they show that pirate being thrown overboard in close-up, he has a gray head covering, torn dirty white shirt and dirty yellow trousers and boots; when they show that pirate hitting the water, he has no boots. See more »
You killed Baron Gruda?
If I did a thing like that, you wouldn't need the guns I want to sell you. I'm a pirate, mate, not a dog killer!
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