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Fury at Smugglers' Bay (1961)

 -  Adventure  -  December 1963 (USA)
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Pirate wreckers ravage a small seaside community while the ineffectual local squire tries to discourage his son's romance with a smuggler's pretty daughter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Squire Trevenyan
John Fraser ...
Christopher Trevenyan
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Black John
Michèle Mercier ...
Louise Lejeune
June Thorburn ...
Jenny Trevenyan
William Franklyn ...
The Captain
Liz Fraser ...
Betty
Miles Malleson ...
Duke of Avon
George Coulouris ...
François Lejeune
Katherine Kath ...
Maman
Juma ...
Juma, the boy
Christopher Carlos ...
The Tiger, a pirate
Tommy Duggan ...
Red Friars (as Thomas Duggan)
Maitland Moss ...
Tom, the butler
Humphrey Heathcote ...
Roger Treherne
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Pirate wreckers ravage a small seaside community while the ineffectual local squire tries to discourage his son's romance with a smuggler's pretty daughter.

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During location filming in South Wales, the film-makers were obliged to disguise telegraph poles as palm trees (which are rare in Britain). See more »

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Music by Harold Geller
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"A film with extremely interesting credits that's entertaining while its on, but forgettable afterwards."
25 June 2005 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

Writer/producer/director John Gilling's story is set in 17th-century Cornwall when fishermen were hit by heavy taxes and turned to smuggling in order to supplement their income. Here, the village squire Trevenyan (Peter Cushing) puts together an army in order to wipe out smuggling from his community. However, the town is terrorised by a group of cut-throats lead by Black John (Bernard Lee) who force ships to land at Smugglers Bay and then ruthlessly murders their crews for the sake of their cargo. Unfortunately, Black John has a hold over Trevenyan and as a result, poor fisherman Francois Lejeune (George Coulouris) is charged for the shipwrecking as well as the smuggling he has done and is to be deported to a foreign colony. The squire's son Christopher (John Fraser) is in love with Lejeune's daughter Louise (Michele Mercier) and teams up with local highwayman known simply as the Captain (William Franklyn) in order to run Black John out of town and to prevent Lejeune's deportation.

All in all, FURY AT SMUGGLERS' BAY, is well enough done and entertaining enough while its on. I mean who could resist a film with such interesting credits. Bernard Lee as Black John who was soon to become famous as "M" in the Bond series, Peter Cushing as Squire Trevenyan and William Franklyn as the Captain. In addition, there's one of Britain's best known cameramen Harry Waxman behind the camera and John Gilling (an interesting British director who made such classics as THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES and THE VOICE OF MERRILL) is on hand to direct. Yet somehow after one's seen the film, the next morning there's nothing to remember.


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