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Guy Farrell (dialogue)
Georges de La Grandière (screenplay)
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26 May 1967 (Italy) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Gérard Barray ... Captain Robert Surcouf
Antonella Lualdi ... Margaret Carruthers
Terence Morgan ... Lord Blackwood
Geneviève Casile ... Maria Cristina
Armand Mestral ... Captain Fell
Gérard Tichy ... Kernan
Alberto Cevenini ... Garneray
Giani Esposito ... Napoleon (as Gianni Esposito)
Fernando Sancho ... Jailer
Antonio Molino Rojo ... André Chambles
Gonzalo Esquiroz ... Captain Toward
George Rigaud ... Admiral
Mónica Randall ... Josephine
Rossella Bergamonti ... Louise
Anne Vernon ... Decrees
Virgilio Teixeira ... Decrees
Ivano Staccioli ... Decrees
Tomás Blanco ... Decrees
Frank Oliveras ... Nicolas
Mariano Vidal Molina (as Vidal Molina)

Aldo Sambrell ... Sailor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Barboo
José María Caffarel
Víctor Israel
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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
Jacques Séverac  story

Original Music by
Georges Garvarentz 
Cinematography by
Juan Gelpí 
Film Editing by
Jean-Michel Gautier 
Set Decoration 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 Di Paola .... assistant director
Tony Puente .... 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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Additional Details

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France:90 min | Spain:97 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Surcouf,here come the corsairs!, 20 July 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 is 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,probably of 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 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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