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Guy Farrell (dialogue)
Georges de La Grandière (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 June 1967 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Gérard Barray ... Captain Robert Surcouf

Antonella Lualdi ... Margaret Carruthers / lady Blackwood

Terence Morgan ... Lord Blackwood
Geneviève Casile ... Marie-Catherine Blaise
Armand Mestral ... Capitaine Hans Fell

Gérard Tichy ... Kernan
Alberto Cevenini ... Garneray

Giani Esposito ... Napoléon

Antonio Molino Rojo ... Andre Chambles
Gonzalo de Esquiroz ... Captain Toward (as Gonzalo Esquiroz)

George Rigaud ... L'amiral Decrès, ministre de la marine
Rossella Bergamonti ... Louise

Mónica Randall ... Joséphine de Beauharnais (as Monica Randal)

Anne Vernon ... Decrees

Virgilio Teixeira ... Decrees
Ivano Staccioli ... Decrees

Tomás Blanco ... Le gouverneur Malartic
Frank Oliveras ... Nicolas Surcouf
Mariano Vidal Molina ... André Chamblais (as Vidal Molina)

Aldo Sambrell ... Le marin 'La bombarde'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Luis Barboo

José María Caffarel ... Blaise, le père de Marie-Catherine

Víctor Israel
Francisco Tuset

Directed by
Sergio Bergonzelli 
Roy Rowland (international version)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
José Antonio de la Loma  screenplay
Guy Farrell  dialogue
Georges de La Grandière  screenplay
Georges de La Grandière  story
Gerald Savery  screenplay
Giovanni Simonelli  screenplay (as Gianni Simonelli)
Jacques Séverac  story

Produced by
Roy Rowland .... producer
Nat Wachsberger .... producer
Original Music by
Georges Garvarentz 
Cinematography by
Juan Gelpí 
Film Editing by
Jean-Michel Gautier 
Production Design by
Juan Alberto Soler 
Costume Design by
Román Calatayud 
Makeup Department
Vittorio Biseo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Luigi Nannerini .... production manager
Valentín Sallent .... production manager
Franco Sormani .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Antonio De Paolo .... assistant director
Georges Farrel .... assistant director (as Georges Farrell)
Tony Fuentes .... assistant director
Ginés Rodríguez .... assistant director
Sound Department
Pietro Spadoni .... sound engineer
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Editorial Department
Juan Luis Oliver .... assistant editor
Other crew
Isabel Mulá .... script supervisor
Filippo Nannerini .... production secretary

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Also Known As:
"Surcouf, l'eroe dei sette mari" - Italy (original title)
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Spain:98 min | USA:85 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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In an interview in 2003 Gérard Barray said that Sergio Bergonzelli did not shoot 1 meter of film. The whole film was directed by Roy Rowland and the Bergonzelli name was only used for co-production reasons.See more »
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Surcouf,here come the corsairs!, 1 August 2014
Author: dbdumonteil

At the time ,Gerard Barray was the actor they hired when they were not able to get Jean Marais (who had left the swashbuckler genre for the broader horizons of the cloak and dagger anyway).Barray ,who was also a stage actor,had plenty of go and was par excellence the handsome dashing hero.(the two "Pardaillan" movies are today still watchable because of him) Surcouf was certainly much less handsome than Barray,if we look at his picture ,but he had an eventful life ,probably the greatest corsair France ever had ;at the end of his life,caused by cancer (1828) ,he was wealthy (and generous) .His wife Marie- Catherine gave birth to numerous children;like in the movie,she came from a rich family from Saint-Malo but the evil jealous rival (who provides the movie with its villain) was made from start to finish by the screenwriters .Genevieve Casile ,who plays Marie-Catherine ,a wasted part,was mainly a stage actress (notably Corneille's "Le Cid" ) That said, in spite of two sea battles ,the screenplay fails to excite me ;as the precedent user noticed,this is a fairly uninteresting mission and Surcouf's second love interest (Antonella Lualdi ,an Italian beauty cast as an English high born lady ) is decorative at best .Josephine,Premier Consul Napoleon's first wife ,makes a "guest " appearance .

Surcouf's triangular trade activities are wisely passed over in silence ,for the movie was primarily aimed at the children's market.

There's a stodgy song by the Compagnons De La Chanson ,inspired by an old sailor folksong ,which was watered-down (the word "s......" was replaced by the harmless "zut".

The movie was a commercial success and spawned a sequel.

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