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August 1962 (USA) See more »
Ransacking a lost tropic island... for a fabulous idol of gold!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Kerwin Mathews ... Jonathon Standing

Glenn Corbett ... Henry

Christopher Lee ... Captain LaRoche
Peter Arne ... Hench, a pirate
Marla Landi ... Bess Standing

Oliver Reed ... Brocaire, a pirate
Andrew Keir ... Jason Standing
Michael Ripper ... Mack, a pirate
David Lodge ... Smith

Dennis Waterman ... Timothy Blackthorne
Jack Stewart ... Godfrey Mason
Lorraine Clewes ... Martha Blackthorne
Jerold Wells ... Penal Colony Master
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Aubrey ... Margaret Blackthorne (uncredited)
John Bennett ... Penal Colony Guard (uncredited)
Richard Bennett ... Seymour (uncredited)
Ronald Blackman ... Pugh (uncredited)
Bill Brandon ... Pirate (uncredited)
John Collin ... Lance (uncredited)
Marie Devereux ... Maggie Mason (uncredited)
Don Levy ... Carlos (uncredited)

Desmond Llewelyn ... Tom Blackthorne (uncredited)
Michael Mulcaster ... Martin (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady ... Pirate (uncredited)
Michael Peake ... Kemp (uncredited)
Keith Pyott ... Silas (uncredited)
Ernie Rice ... Pirate (uncredited)
John Roden ... 2nd Settler (uncredited)
Denis Shaw ... Silver (uncredited)

Directed by
John Gilling 
Writing credits
John Hunter (screenplay) &
John Gilling (screenplay)

Jimmy Sangster (from a story by)

Anthony Nelson Keys  uncredited

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... executive producer
Anthony Nelson Keys .... producer
Original Music by
Gary Hughes 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eric Boyd-Perkins 
Casting by
Stuart Lyons 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artiste
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist
Production Management
Clifford Parkes .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Sound Department
Alfred Cox .... sound editor
Jock May .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe supervisor
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
Music Department
John Hollingsworth .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Tilly Day .... continuity
Bob Simmons .... horse master
Bob Simmons .... master at arms
Crew believed to be complete

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87 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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According to Christopher Lee, the pond fording at Black Park was a horrible experience. The water was polluted and the bottom consisted of three or four feet of mud, sludge, broken trees and branches, stench, and general filth that the stunt men refused to do it. Michael Ripper nearly drowned, Oliver Reed contracted an eye and ear infection, and Lee claims he couldn't walk upstairs for nearly six months because of the after-effects.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the blindfold fight, the blindfolds appear to be thin gauze that the pirates can see through. At one point, when the pirate hides inside the wooden frame, he glances down at a railing before he places his hand on it.See more »
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 Pirates of DUD River, 25 September 2015
Author: Tracy Winters from Carlsbad, CA

Long adventure film about a bunch of pirates talking their way into the oblivion of boredom.

One of the actors you'll recognize is Glenn Corbett who appeared in 'Shenandoah' as Jimmy Stewart's oldest son, but more notably as a dude named Cochrane in the Star Trek episode 'Metamorphosis'.

I tried to watch this thing until the end, but it was so damned long and boring, I couldn't keep my eyes open. I finally turned off the TV and went to sleep. Then I was unable to remember not only the name of the film, but even what it was about.

A cool title is the only thing the film has going for it. Make a pot of coffee before viewing... you'll need it.

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