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The Pirates of Blood River (1962)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | August 1962 (USA)
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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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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Oliver Reed got an ear infection and had to be hospitalized after participating in a sequence that was shot in the filthy waters of a river. See more »

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After the woman is killed by the piranha fish, the blood disappears when the river is viewed from the land. See more »

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Jonathon Standing: [to the elders] I am not guilty. The cause of Maggie's death... was fear. Fear of her brutal husband. Yes, fear is your weapon, and it's a dangerous weapon because one day it will recoil on your heads.
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[prologue] At the end of the seventeenth century, men, women and children voyaged far from their mother country, seeking some haven from persecution. They were known as the Huguenots. They found their haven and called it the Isle of Devon, and gave thanks to God for their deliverance.

But in the years to come, the just laws of the colony began to yield to greed and tyranny. Happiness became an echo of the past. Freedom - just a memory. See more »

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Great Title.
21 November 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

John Gilling directed this pirate adventure that stars Kerwin Mathews as Jonathan Standing, an inhabitant of a 17th century Huegenot village where he was exiled by his father for adultery to a penal colony. While there, pirates led by Captain LaRoche(played by Christopher Lee) kidnap him and force him to lead them back to the village, because the pirates want a rumored buried treasure that their founding fathers left behind, and LaRoche will stop at nothing to find it, not even murder. Marginal Hammer studios film certainly has a colorful title that sums up the plot, and good production values and acting, but story is strangely unappealing and unmemorable, despite an interesting "landlocked pirates" premise.


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