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Seven Seas to Calais -- (1962) Rod Taylor, Keith Michell, Edy Vessel, Terrence Hill.  Taylor does a good job as Sir Francis Drake, who sails to the New World to plunder gold from the Spaniards.


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March 1963 (USA) See more »
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Sir Francis Drake goes on an expedition to the New World and steals gold from the Spaniards. After making a daring getaway... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Rod Taylor ... Sir Francis Drake

Keith Michell ... Malcolm Marsh

Edy Vessel ... Arabella Ducleau

Terence Hill ... Babington (as Mario Girotti)
Basil Dignam ... Sir Francis Walsingham

Anthony Dawson ... Lord Burleigh
Gianni Cajafa ... Tom Moon
Irene Worth ... Queen Elizabeth I
Arturo Dominici ... Don Bernardino de Mendoza, the Spanish Ambassador
Marco Guglielmi ... Fletcher
Esmeralda Ruspoli ... Mary of Scotland
Rossella D'Aquino ... Potato
Umberto Raho ... King Philip of Spain
Aldo Bufi Landi ... Vigeois
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Abbrescia ... Chester (uncredited)
Luciana Gilli ... Indian Wife (uncredited)
Massimo Righi ... Lord of the Royal Court (uncredited)
Anna Santarsiero ... Indian Wife (uncredited)
Gianni Solaro ... Admiral Medina Sedonia (uncredited)
Jacopo Tecchi ... Garcia (uncredited)
Bruno Ukmar ... Emmanuel (uncredited)
Franco Ukmar ... Francisco (uncredited)
Adriano Vitale ... Recalde (uncredited)

Directed by
Rudolph Maté 
Primo Zeglio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Filippo Sanjust 

Produced by
Paolo Moffa .... producer
Original Music by
Franco Mannino 
Cinematography by
Giulio Gianini 
Film Editing by
Franco Fraticelli 
Art Direction by
Nicola Cantatore 
Costume Design by
Filippo Sanjust 
Makeup Department
Maurizio Giustini .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Primiano Muratori .... sound
Special Effects by
Eros Bacciucchi .... special effects
Other crew
Anna Gruber .... script girl

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Also Known As:
"Il dominatore dei 7 mari" - Italy (original title)
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102 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Finland:K-12 | Norway:12 | Sweden:11 | USA:Approved (certificate number not listed) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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During filming in Rome, Rod Taylor began dating Anita Ekberg and it was also announced that they would be married in San Francisco.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
saw on AMC in English as 'Seven Seas to Calais' and was fantastic, 12 June 2010
Author: Jon Derek Rasmussen from United States

I Never saw the Italian version of "Seven Seas to Calais" but the English version aired on AMC and was delightful. I wish I could find it somewhere on DVD its definitely worth the purchase. Fairly Young Rod Taylor & Keith Mitchell are awesome in this one and completely in the vain of 'The Virgin Queen' & 'Sea Hawk' but with Captain Draco attacking the Spanish treasure fleet's sailors plundering the plunderers.

Not to mention If hearing someone mention the words 'princess potato' or yell out "Mr Marsh!" doesn't at least put smile on your face after seeing this film... I don't know what will.

I also have to mention this film inspired me to read up on Sir Francis Drake to which I am grateful.

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