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The Crimson Pirate
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Director:
Writer:
Roland Kibbee (written by)
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Release Date:
27 September 1952 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
MAN OF NINE LIVES AND 1000 SURPRISES! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Great movie with great memories See more (48 total) »

Cast

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Burt Lancaster ... Capt. Vallo (The Crimson Pirate)
Nick Cravat ... Ojo
Eva Bartok ... Consuelo
Torin Thatcher ... Humble Bellows
James Hayter ... Prof. Elihu Prudence
Leslie Bradley ... Baron José Gruda
Margot Grahame ... Bianca
Noel Purcell ... Pablo Murphy
Frederick Leister ... Sebastian
Eliot Makeham ... Governor
Frank Pettingell ... Colonel

Dana Wynter ... La Signorita (as Dagmar Wynter)

Christopher Lee ... Joseph - Military Attaché
Ewan Roberts ... Claw Paw
John Chandos ... Stub Ear
Derek Tansley ... Patch Eye
Charles Farrell ... Poison Paul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Violet Farebrother ... Dowager (uncredited)

Enzo Giobbe ... Seaman (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Seaman (uncredited)
Harry Lane ... Seaman (uncredited)
Barry Lowe ... Pirate (uncredited)
Vittorio Martinelli ... Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Dennis Wyndham ... Rebel in Wine Cellar (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Siodmak 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roland Kibbee  written by

Produced by
Norman Deming .... associate producer (uncredited)
Harold Hecht .... producer (uncredited)
Burt Lancaster .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Alwyn 
 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Harris 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Sheriff 
 
Costume Design by
Margaret Furse 
 
Makeup Department
Gladys Atkinson .... hair stylist
Tony Sforzini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Terry Hunter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... assistant director
Vernon Sewell .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Ken Adam .... associate art director
Eddie Fowlie .... property master (uncredited)
Olga Lehmann .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Cecil Mason .... sound recordist (as C. Mason)
A.E. Rudolph .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
Russell Shearman .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
John Sullivan .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gus Drisse .... camera operator
H.J. Hodges .... underwater photographer
Dennis Bartlett .... focus puller (uncredited)
George Pink .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Best .... costumes: Burt Lancaster and Nick Cravat
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
 
Other crew
Joan Bridge .... technicolor colour consultant
Maisie Kelly .... continuity
Enzo Musumeci Greco .... master of arms (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
Ojo (Nick Cravat) is mute because Cravat had a thick East Coast accent.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Humble Bellows is lowered over the side to listen to Captain Vallo speaking to Consuelo about his releasing her and her father, Humble is hanging upside down. When we next see Humble up on deck, he is soaking wet. Why drop him in the water, when deck side is only a body length and a hand up away?See more »
Quotes:
Vallo:[narrating] Remember, in a pirate ship, in pirate waters, in a pirate world, ask no questions. Believe only what you see. No, believe half of what you see.See more »
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Great movie with great memories, 3 January 2006
Author: xwolf1369 from United States

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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