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Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 27 May 1953 (USA)
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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Captain Jose Salcedo
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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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While the disguised Barbarossa is being followed with the ransom for the Alida, the scout for the trailing party returns and tells his captain they are "about two kilometers ahead".

The movie is set (according to the opening titles) in the 17th century. The metric system as it currently is did not appear until the late 18th century. There were attempts to use decimal measurements previously, but not based on the 'meter'. See more »

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Flabby pirate epic--not good, not bad, just . . . meh!
28 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Low-budget independent (released through United Artists) pirate adventure starring John Payne has him as famed pirate Barbarossa fighting against a corrupt Spanish officer (Gerald Mohr), with an uncomfortable-looking Donna Reed miscast as the "fiery" daughter of a Spanish governor who is Payne's love interest. In every one of director Sidney Salkow's films I've seen he's had problems with pacing, and his track record is unbroken here. It moves like molasses, with awkward dialog scenes broken up by mostly lackadaisical, by-the-numbers action scenes (and some rather shoddy miniature work for the ship-to-ship battles). Payne is earnest, and actually a bit more animated than he normally tends to be, but Reed looks like she wished she was somewhere else. A decent supporting cast helps somewhat, but overall the picture is pretty standard fare.


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