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Prince of Pirates (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 7 March 1953 (USA)
In a 16th century kingdom in the Netherlands, the newly crowned King Stephan concludes a secret treaty with the Spanish. This puts him at odds with his younger brother, Prince Roland, who ... See full summary »

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In a 16th century kingdom in the Netherlands, the newly crowned King Stephan concludes a secret treaty with the Spanish. This puts him at odds with his younger brother, Prince Roland, who favors a treaty with the French. Stephan orders Roland imprisoned but Roland escapes and leads a revolt. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Tyranny drove him to piracy!

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An abundance of stock Technicolor footage from earlier films, particularly Joan of Arc (1948), is used to advantage, but some scratched black and white clips from a much earlier and unidentifiable film give the game away. See more »

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Greb: Welcome to Fort Bleak!
Princess Maria: At first sight, I would have preferred England.
Greb: His Majesty, King Stephan of Haagen.
Princess Maria: On second sight, Fort Bleak is looking better.
Countess Nita Orde: [to Jan] Wait till she gets her third sight - when he throws her in the dungeon.
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It's A SwashBuckler???
3 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another film that proves that COLUMBIA PICTURES at that time could take any genre and reduce it to it's lowest common denominator. By skimping on Actors, Budget, Costuming, ScreenPlay, Special Visual Effects and whatever else it takes to make a interesting movie COLUMBIA will succeed in failing! The film features its star of low budget action for the early 1950s' JOHN DEREK (Mr. Bo). It is also polluted with the usual cast of has-beens who have either seen better days or none at all. Like HARRY LAUTER, GENE ROTH and ROBERT SHAYNE. BARBARA RUSH the female lead has no chance of showing off her competent acting ability or physical grace. No doubt wishing she was back at PARAMOUNT.

The NUTS; In the 16th Century France and its allie Haagen are at war with Spain. Count Roland (DEREK) must return to Haagen after death of his Father the King. New King Stephan (WHITFIELD CONNER) and his stooge, Prime Minister Treeg (ROBERT SHAYNE) wish to pull a fast one betraying the French alliance and help Spain rape Europe. Aided by loyal sidekick Jan (HARRY LAUTER) and main squeeze Countess Nita Orde (BARBARA RUSH) Count Roland has just eighty (80) minutes to save the day and win the girl. How will he do it and will he? You bet and in the most tedious fashion allowed on the SILVER SCREEN!

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES (TCM) seems to be the latest depository of these alleged triumphs from COLUMBIA PICTURES. Remember for every FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) during this period there are twenty (20) PRINCE OF PIRATES (1953).


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