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The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy | 27 September 1952 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Vallo (The Crimson Pirate)
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Ojo
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Consuelo
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Humble Bellows
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Prof. Elihu Prudence
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Baron José Gruda
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Bianca
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Pablo Murphy
Frederick Leister ...
Sebastian
Eliot Makeham ...
Governor
Frank Pettingell ...
Colonel
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La Signorita (as Dagmar Wynter)
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Joseph - Military Attaché
Ewan Roberts ...
Claw Paw
John Chandos ...
Stub Ear
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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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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An astounding exhibition of daredevil deeds never before seen on the screen--and all filmed in the Mediterranean. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 September 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der rote Korsar  »

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Budget:

$1,850,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the German translated version Noel Purcell is called Pablo Morillo (Murillo), not Murphy. Maybe to give him a more Hispanic style. See more »

Goofs

When Vallo is giving orders to fire "port side battery" while in his guise as an "unmarried girl of the island" you can clearly see that he is wearing a bra. Later, when he and Ojo "strip for action" they're only wearing blouses. See more »

Quotes

Humble Bellows: Be that bit of fluff El Libre?
Vallo: That's the bit of fluff that's taking us to him.
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Connections

Referenced in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?
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Traditional sea shanty
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Great movie with great memories
3 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was 16 my Grandpa came to town early and it was just me and him. He looked at the TV Guide and started laughing. He looked at me and said one of his favorite movies was coming on. From the moment it began I was captivated. The opening sequence sets up the rest of the film. It is a very tongue in cheek movie that keeps you laughing and enjoying every minute of it. Lancaster and Cravat are one of the great film team-ups, comes from their days in vaudeville together. The film is just a good time. I was already a horror film fan at that time and was surprised to see a young Christopher Lee in it too. My grandpa was larger than life as this film is too. Everyone who has sat and watched this film with me laughs as much as I do.


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