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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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Jonathon Standing
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Henry
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Capt. LaRoche
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Hench - a Pirate
Marla Landi ...
Bess Standing
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Brocaire - a Pirate
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Jason Standing
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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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Sammy Davis Jr. visited the set during the shooting of the film. See more »

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When one of the pirates stomps with his foot at the bottom of the pit they're digging the sound it makes is clearly that of hollow wood.Yet he says that they have reached the bottom and there is nothing but rock(1:03:17). See more »

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Captain LaRoche: If I kill, it is to achieve a purpose, not for the sake of killing.
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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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Referenced in Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987) See more »

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24 April 2000 | by (Edinburgh, UK) – See all my reviews

Different to what you might expect from the Hammer studios. It's better than "The Devil Ship Pirates", anyway. Christopher Lee is, as usual, brilliant as Captain La Roche (yes, I think they made up that name, too), speaking in very convincing French accent. It's fun, good for the family and Hammer fans. Watch out for Kerwin Matthews as the hero (would you believe!)- he's convincing hero.


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