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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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Renzo
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Datu
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Christopher Dark ...
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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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Light-hearted pirate adventure is entertaining...
3 February 2006 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

The light-hearted nature of this pirate adventure is immediately evident as the film opens with Barbarosa (Payne) being discovered romancing some harem ladies whereupon he's furiously chased by soldiers. He manages to reach the seacoast and swims out to the nearest ship. This is the best part of the film as he surreptitiously climbs aboard and rather than becoming a galley slave, he persuades the crew to mutiny and then to piracy with him as their chief!

From then on it's pretty standard pirate movie fare. Henry Brandon and Gerald Mohr are surprisingly effective as wealthy but dishonest Spanish schemers, but their modern haircuts don't go very well with their elaborate 17th century court costumes. Donna Reed looks good, but is not convincing as the haughty daughter of a Spanish governor. The film comes alive only when John Payne is on screen, but nevertheless manages to entertain.


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