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Pirates of Tortuga (1961)

 |  Adventure  |  October 1961 (USA)
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At the opening of Jamaica scene (#10 - A Pirate's Liberty, in the DVD), there are inserts of two bar girls in a slap fight and a scene of bear wrestling, taken from Anne of the Indies (1951). See more »

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At the start of the movie is a shot of Trafalgar Square with Admiralty Arch in the foreground and Nelson's Column in the middle. The movie is about pirates during the reign of Charles II (1660-1685). Trafalgar Square was named after the famous sea-battle in 1805 in which he died. The Arch was erected by order of king Edward VII and completed in 1912. Part of the text on it is visible: "(:ANNO:DECIMO:EDWARDI:SEPTIMI:REGIS: :VICTORIAE:REGINAE:CIVES:GRATISSIMI:MDCCCCX:)" See more »

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22 January 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Pirates of Tortuga is chiefly of interest today as an example of how, even in the early sixties, the studio infrastructure could lend even cheap programmers lavish production values. True, most of the sea battles are stock footage from The Black Swan, but the standing backlot sets at Fox give this Sam Katzman quickie a fairly lavish look. Shame it never finds much interesting use to put them to, with the third-rate cast failing to provide any colour to offset the clichés, although it does offer a rare opportunity to hear the oft-dubbed John Richardson, the Clive Owen of his day, use his own voice in a supporting role. Once the bookies favourite to take over the role from Sean Connery, just be grateful that George Lazenby got to play James Bond instead!


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