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Captain Scarlett (1953)

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Captain Scarlett returns from gallivanting around the country-side after the Napoleonic wars and finds life in southern France very different. He saves a beautiful princess from an arranged... See full summary »

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Capt. Carlos Scarlett
Leonora Amar ...
Princess Maria
Nedrick Young ...
Pierre DuCloux
Manolo Fábregas ...
The Duke de Corlaine (as Manuel Fabregas)
Eduardo Noriega ...
Count Villiers (as Edward Noriega)
Carlos Múzquiz ...
Etienne Dumas (as Carlos Musquiz)
Isabel del Puerto ...
Josephine Prenez (as Isabel Del Puerto)
Jorge Treviño ...
The Friar (as George Treviño)
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Captain Scarlett returns from gallivanting around the country-side after the Napoleonic wars and finds life in southern France very different. He saves a beautiful princess from an arranged marriage to an evil count, protects many of the people from being persecuted by the Duke of Corlais, and eventually rids the country of the scourge of Corlais' power. Written by Anonymous

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12 September 1953 (USA)  »

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The uniforms and weaponry of the soldiers do not reflect the French army of the time. The uniforms are more Spanish in appearance than French. The soldiers on guard at a door would not have used spears like those in the film. If using bladed weapons, they would have carried pikes. Ordinary soldiers would not have carried swords, only officers did so. See more »

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I wish they would remake it
14 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This should have been a classic swashbuckler in the tradition of Zorro, Robin Hood, and Captain Blood. It has a good, traditional, premise (young nobleman returns home to find his home and land taken over by the bad guy, and then tries to get back his land, right wrongs, and free the oppressed, all while making loyal friends and falling in love), but the poor acting, directing, and way too cheesy script (so bad it's funny) ruin this movie for the sophisticated viewer. I loved this film as a child, however (the poor acting and super cheesy script did not bug me then), especially the fact that he teaches the girl (Princess Maria) how to sword fight (in one of the few good lines in the film he comments that no one has taught her anything useful - her skills up to that point being embroidery, dancing, etc).

I really wish Disney or some other company would remake this movie in to something better, instead of remaking good old films into something worse. Saddly, I fear this film has been forgotten by the big studios and that I will have to content myself with the fact that many of the things I enjoyed in the movie as a child (like the sword fighting Princess, and the way they trick the bad guys in by all dressing as Captain Scarlet) have been used since in other, better made movies.


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