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Guns of the Black Witch (1961)

Il terrore dei mari (original title)
In the 17th century, a village was the refuge of several French buccaneers. One day, the Spanish under the command of Guzmán, attacked the village and killed everybody, adults and children ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Don Megowan ...
Silvana Pampanini ...
Emma Danieli ...
Livio Lorenzon ...
Germano Longo ...
Loris Gizzi ...
Philippe Hersent ...
Jean's Stepfather
Anna Lina Alberti ...
Elisa's Maid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annie Alberti ...
Tullio Altamura
Nando Angelini
Corrado Annicelli
Gianni Baghino
Teodoro Corrà
Nada Cortese


In the 17th century, a village was the refuge of several French buccaneers. One day, the Spanish under the command of Guzmán, attacked the village and killed everybody, adults and children alike, Two brothers, who were wild kids, escaped because they were absent to play away from their parents; on their return home, they saw the end of the carnage, and vowed revenge. As adults, they made their name feared by the Maracaïbo Spanish colonists. Yet, jealousy made them fall apart of each other, and eventually one brother died - so the other would survive and be happy with the woman they loved. Written by Artemis-9

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Naked terror on the high seas. Unconquerable rebels sailing a course of terrible vengeance! See more »




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December 1961 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Guns of the Black Witch
3 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the early 1960s Italian film directors were churning out sword and sandal Hercules/Goliath type "epic" films made with slim budgets and cheesy special effects. All that was needed was an American actor like Steve Reeves or Mark Forrest with bulging pecs and biceps to get the attention of action fans. Every once in a while the directors would change the era and the historical time. Thus some pirate movies like "Morgan the Pirate" with Reeves and "Guns of the Black Witch" were made. "Guns of the Black Witch" is a pretty good saga itself, a pretty strong pirate tale. American actor Don Megowan, who made a lot of westerns and horror films in the US has the lead of the pirates who fight their Spanish warlords tooth and nail. Some very good looking Italian women, namely Silvana Pampanini complement the cast and provide some good eye candy. Megowan as a boy was roughed up by Spanish leaders and is hell bent on revenge as he gets older and turns into a man. The ever present Livio Lorenzon, a staple with his bald head and mean demeanor of all those Italin Hercules movies is the bad guy and he duels Megowan to a fighting finish. The story mainly concerns two brothers who must come together and fight the Spanish and Megowan of course courts a Spanish beauty, who is the king's daughter no less. This of course complicates things as she must remain loyal to her Spanish father. Never worry, love conquers all and at the end Lorenzon is disposed of and Megowan sets off with his lady to conquer new horizons. Not as good as "Morgan the Pirate" with Reeves but still a solid pirate tale. Wonder why the producers had to use the exact same sound track as "Goliath and the Barbarians" though with Reeves??? Go figure....must have wanted to save some money. Worth seeing.

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