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?
's flogging, which occurs at about the 69 minute mark, ranks 82nd in the book, "Lash! The 100 Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies." Curiously, Johnny Briggs
, who plays the pirate nearly sucked under by quicksand, suffered a memorable flogging in Damn the Defiant!
(1962). See more
The film states that the defeat of the Spanish Armada occurred in July 1588. In actuality, it took place on August 8, 1588. See more
[referring to Harry
Shall I flog him, sir?
This evening. A dozen lashes. But get a good day's work out of him first, Bosun.