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Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)

 -  Adventure  -  27 May 1953 (USA)
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Barbarossa, a pirate, frees a group of Spanish prisoners and makes them his crew. On a raid, he takes as a prize a Spanish countess, Alida. He has fallen in love with her by the time he ... See full summary »

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Barbarossa
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Alida
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Captain Jose Salcedo
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Peg Leg (as Lon Chaney)
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Renzo
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Captain Goiti
Skip Torgerson ...
Datu
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Captain Romero
William Tannen ...
Ramon
Christopher Dark ...
Pablo
Claire Du Brey ...
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Mayor Pompaño
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Don Delgado
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Barbarossa, a pirate, frees a group of Spanish prisoners and makes them his crew. On a raid, he takes as a prize a Spanish countess, Alida. He has fallen in love with her by the time he arranges for her ransom by the officer who was to marry her. Exposing her intended as a coward and a liar, he goes to ask for her hand but she has escaped, and Barbarossa thinks she is the one who killed his aide, Peg-Leg. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A CORSAIR CAPTAIN...A CREW OF ESCAPED CONVICTS...Plundering for Loot and Revenge! See more »

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When Barbarossa's ships broadside the Spanish galleons, the galleons return fire. There is much smoke on the decks of both ships. As Barbarossa's crew boards the galleon and the fight scene ensues, the smoke from the broadside is still visible, and then it is suddenly gone, and then back again, then gone and then back, etc. See more »

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A crew of would be slaves
10 January 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Raiders Of The Seven Seas looks like a project that would have fit Tyrone Power a whole lot better than John Payne. Even though the two looked similar and I've always believed that Payne was signed by 20th Century Fox to take Power's place in musicals, Payne just doesn't quite have the proper élan to be a swashbuckling pirate.

The story has Payne escaping from the Barbary Coast and taking over a slave ship that was sitting idle in calm waters. The cargo of would be slaves provide a very willing crew as they were to be sent to the Spanish West Indies as plantation help.

Payne goes there too and builds himself quite a little pirate fleet and gets himself involved with Donna Reed who is scheduled to marry Captain Gerald Mohr. Mohr himself has a nasty rivalry with a soldier sent from Spain played by Henry Brandon. Mohr's rivalry with Brandon and his jealousy of Payne prove to be his undoing.

Three other roles deserve mention, Payne's treacherous second in command Anthony Caruso, his loyal pilot Lon Chaney, Jr., who plays your typical peg-leg pirate in the style of Long John Silver, and young Spud Tergerson who is a kid in the crew. What he was doing there other than to attract a juvenile audience, God only knows.

Despite a miscast Payne, Raiders Of The Seven Seas is a pleasant enough average adventure drama. It will never take the place of such swashbuckling classics as Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, or The Black Swan.


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