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The Pirate of the Black Hawk (1958)
"Il pirata dello sparviero nero" (original title)

 |  Adventure  |  December 1961 (USA)
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Manfred, backed by Saracen pirates, deposes the Duke of Montfort, takes over the throne and kidnapped the Duke's young son. Capt. Riccardo, the leader of a pirate band on the ship Black ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Gérard Landry ...
Capitan Riccardo
Pina Bottin ...
Eva, matressa du Manfredo
Andrea Aureli ...
Manfredo di Monteforte
Mijanou Bardot ...
Elena di Monteforte
Ettore Manni ...
Eloisa Cianni ...
Stella, Sorella di Riccardo
Germano Longo ...
Raf Baldassarre ...
Pirata Rosso
Giulio Battiferri ...
Andrea Miano ...
Pirata con Barbo
Lea Migliorini
Maurizio Piacenti ...
Pirata Rosso Gammino
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Piero Giagnoni ...


Manfred, backed by Saracen pirates, deposes the Duke of Montfort, takes over the throne and kidnapped the Duke's young son. Capt. Riccardo, the leader of a pirate band on the ship Black Hawk, sets out to defeat Manfred and his Saracens and restore the Duke to his rightful place on the throne. Written by

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December 1961 (USA)  »

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Pirates of the Black Hawk  »

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(Westrex System)



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2.35 : 1
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Although filmed in color, this was released in the US in black and white. See more »

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Routine pirate adventure from director Sergio Grieco.
10 December 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This film catches Sergio Grieco in the middle of a number of low-budget adventure films he directed based on Italian history. Filmed originally in color, this appeared a few years later in U.S. drive-ins in a tawdry black-and-white version, which strips the film of any lustre it may have possessed on the big screen. Thus, it is hard to appreciate what the director had in mind when shooting the film, and one must refer to "Lo Spadaccino Misterioso" and others to see what was being done in the genre at that period. There is quite a bit of action in this one, but somehow, the charisma is lacking. After viewing this three or four times, I found that the film doesn't really get much better after the first viewing, and I'll have to hope that a color version (preferably letterboxed) shows up some day, so that I can better evauluate this film. Nevertheless, it features some great faces, and an over-the-top raid by Moorish pirates. The ending revenge scene is also particularly memorable.

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