A pirate ship, fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada, suffers damage and must put into a village on the British coast for repairs. The village is small and isolated and the Spanish convince the villagers that the English fleet has been defeated and that they, the Spanish, are now their masters. This results in the villagers' sullen cooperation, but rumors and unrest begin to spread and soon the Spanish pirates find themselves facing a revolt. Written by
dinky-4 of Minneapolis
A Hot-Blooded Crew of Cut-Throats!
Did You Know?
Screenwriter Jimmy Sangster remarked that this movie's basic premise is similar to that of "The Desperate Hours" in which a gang of criminals holds a family hostage. See more
The naval battle depicted in the opening credits sequence, purported to be a battle involving the Spanish Armada in 1588, and which is obviously stock footage from some other film, includes wooden naval vessels and, more glaringly, naval attire from a much later period, late-18th Century at least. See more
Sir Basil Smeeton
[Turning on Robeles, who wants his daughter as hostage
You'll have to kill me first!
If you insist!