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The Pirates of Blood River (1962)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  August 1962 (USA)
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A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.

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Captain LaRoche
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Hench, a pirate
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Bess Standing
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Brocaire, a pirate
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Jason Standing
Michael Ripper ...
Mack, a pirate
David Lodge ...
Smith
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Timothy Blackthorne
Jack Stewart ...
Godfrey Mason
Lorraine Clewes ...
Martha Blackthorne
Jerold Wells ...
Penal Colony Master
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In a village of Huguenot refugees, Jonathon Standing is exiled by his father to a nearby penal colony for his improper relationship with a married woman. This penal colony is then invaded by pirates who force Jonathan to lead them back to his village, convinced that it contains a great treasure. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Ransacking a lost tropic island... for a fabulous idol of gold!


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Aima sto kokkino potami  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia

Sammy Davis Jr. visited the set during the shooting of the film. See more »

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When the blindfolded pirates fight and a pirate hides inside a wooden frame, he is shown is subsequent scenes with his sword either straight out in front or to the side against the frame. See more »

Quotes

Jonathon Standing: This was going to e a peaceful mission!
Captain LaRoche: Indeed, it was. Unfortunately, human nature is apt to determine where peace ends and strife begins.
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" The Laws of men are created to guide us, not to establish tyranny "
31 May 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Christopher Lee has dozens of films attributed to him, so much so one is forced to acknowledge his superior talents. Among the many roles are characters who have but one eye. This movie " The Pirates of Blood River " is one in which Lee wears an eye patch. The story was originally written by John Hunter and directed by John Giling. It tells the story of a group of religious pilgrims called Huguenots who establish their community on an island to live in peace. Unfortunately, there is dissension among the followers due to it's unjust judgments, punishments and thereafter when a group of Pirates invade their commune. Kerwin Mathews stars as Jonathon Standing, who's own father is among those who condemned him. Glenn Corbett plays Henry his brother. The heavy is played to the hilt by Christopher Lee who plays Captain LaRoche, a French pirate, a scoundrel from the old school. Oliver Reed and Robert Shaw are among the faces in the movie. The film itself is sorry to say, uneventful despite the bullet flying, sword fighting, hangings and piranha fish attacks. The scenes were so edited, that what was left, proved milk-toast and amateurish, truly not Christopher Lee, caliber. Despite Kerwin Mathews best efforts, this movie remained a half hearted attempt at best. **


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