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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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A mediocre and highly flawed adventure film.
24 September 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Set in France in the years following the fall of Napoleon, Captain Scarlett seems to have been very much inspired by the legends of Robin Hood and Zorro. Captain Scarlett (Greene) returns to France to discover that his lands have been seized by an unscrupulous nobleman. After saving Princess Maria (Amar) and being joined by a man named Pierre (Young) who has also lost his lands, the group proceeds on a series of adventures in the fight for justice.

Sadly, "Captain Scarlett" is a highly flawed film. Its villains are incompetent bumblers, the music score is often out of place, the fight scenes often poorly done, and acting generally weak. Some scenes shot on soundstages are particularly poorly done. Overall, the film is mediocre at best. Nevertheless, die hard fans of classic adventure films and swashbucklers might want to give this one a chance. Be warned, however, that "Captain Scarlett" has the feel of a comic book and that plausibility is largely lacking.


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