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The Secret of the Black Falcon (1961)

Il segreto dello sparviero nero (original title)
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Captain Don Carlos de Herrera
Livio Lorenzon ...
Sergeant Rodriguez
Nadia Marlowa ...
Leonora
Germano Longo ...
Zampa di Gatto / Katzenpfote
Walter Barnes ...
Pina Cornel ...
Yvette
Loris Gizzi ...
Don Pedro Ordigaso
Dina De Santis ...
Ines
Tullio Altamura ...
Don Juan
Gino Buzzanca ...
Gouverneur di Melida
Ignazio Balsamo ...
Sancho
Ermelinda De Felice ...
Violetta (as Linda De Felice)
Giuseppe Chinnici ...
Primo Ministro
Calisto Calisti ...
Mercante di Venice
Corrado Annicelli ...
Don Alvaro Fontejuna
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Two good character performances not enough to overcome pedestrian plot
20 September 2004 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

Though both Livio Lorenzon and Walter Barnes give good salty character performances, that is not enough to redeem this lackluster film with a pedestrian and predictable plot. Lex Barker is wasted in this muddled attempt at a pirate action adventure with nary a swash buckled throughout. It may be better in the original language, but the English dubbed version is a clunker. Lex Barker, a durable performer made many inferior films late in his career and unfortunately this is one of the least presentable of his European films. Fans of this genre would do better to watch his "Pirates of the Coast" of "The Pirate's Captive" instead which are much better examples of this genre.


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