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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Complete credited cast:
Richard Greene ...
Capt. Carlos Scarlett
Leonora Amar ...
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)


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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Release Date:

12 September 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitão Scarlett  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Definitely not indestructible.
19 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Following the defeat of Napoleon, France was in a state of unrest. Many of the Royalists who had fled to England returned to exact vengeance for their real and fancied wrongs. Some turned the situation to their personal advantage...becoming Tyrants and Petty Dictators...."

Set in France but filmed in Mexico, Captain Scarlett is a hum-drum swashbuckler short on thrills, spills and originality of story. Richard Greene stars as the titular Scarlett, who sets about righting wrongs as he gathers supporters and catches the eyes of the babes. It's a sort of low rent Robin Hood, the Gallic version, Greene is dandy as usual, the costuming pleasing and with it running at just 75 minutes it moves along fast enough and doesn't outstay its welcome. But it's all pretty stale and way down on the list of swashbucklers to see before you die. 4/10

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