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The Pirates of Blood River
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Director:
Writers:
John Hunter (screenplay) &
John Gilling (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
August 1962 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Ransacking a lost tropic island... for a fabulous idol of gold!
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
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Cast

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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)
John Collin ... Lance (uncredited)
Marie Devereux ... Maggie Mason (uncredited)
Don Levy ... Carlos (uncredited)

Desmond Llewelyn ... Tom Blackthorne (uncredited)
Michael Mulcaster ... Martin (uncredited)
Michael Peake ... Kemp (uncredited)
Keith Pyott ... Silas (uncredited)
John Roden ... 2nd Settler (uncredited)
Denis Shaw ... Silver (uncredited)

Directed by
John Gilling 
 
Writing credits
John Hunter  screenplay &
John Gilling  screenplay and
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 artist
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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Runtime:
87 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
Kerwin Mathews (Jonathon Standing) plays the son of Andrew Keir (Jason Standing) in the film. However, in real life, Mathews was three months Keir's senior. They were born on January 8, 1926 and April 3, 1926 respectively.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the pirates first arrive at the Huguenot fortified village they survey the area from the high hills surrounding the village(0:36:06). However, when two of the pirates and Jonathon Standing start walking down the path toward the village we notice the imposing hills surrounding the village have become mere cliffs just a few feet high from the ground (0:36:09). Also, the cliffs are located much closer to the fortified village than the imposing high hills from the previous shot.See more »
Quotes:
Captain LaRoche:If I kill, it is to achieve a purpose, not for the sake of killing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Matinee (1993)See more »

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Great Title., 21 November 2013
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

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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