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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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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
Lyrics by Tommie Connor
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I really wanted to like this film.
9 January 2004 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This tale of shipwreckers in rural Cornwall was inspired by the real history of the area. The brutal tradition of shipwrecking has been covered in a number of films and is truly worthwhile subject for dramatization. One would have thought that with a director like John Gilling and a star like Peter Cushing that a well done tragic story would result.

Peter Cushing plays Squire Trevenyan. The Squire is the sole judge and jury for the area and is periodically backed up by soldiers. His efforts succeed in nabbing a group of smugglers/wreckers, but only provokes more violence. Soon, his beloved son is the target of a kidnapping plot aimed at obtaining freedom for the captured criminals.

This is truly a well crafted film. It seems to have the makings of an excellent film: strong cast, excellent shooting locations, good cinematography, and strong production values. Unfortunately, the story just didn't grab me. The result was tepid. In fact, "dull" is closer to the mark. Nevertheless, die hard fans of Peter Cushing, John Gilling, or the genre should probably still give it a chance. Perhaps others will see something in it that I missed. I really wanted to like this film, I really did.


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