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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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IL GRANDE COLPO DI SURCOUF (Sergio Bergonzelli and, uncredited, Roy Rowland, 1966) **1/2 See more (2 total) »


  (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 (as Gianni Esposito)
Fernando Sancho ... Le geôlier
Antonio Molino Rojo
Gonzalo de Esquiroz ... Captain Toward (as Gonzalo Esquiroz)

George Rigaud ... L'amiral Decrès, ministre de la marine
Mónica Randall ... Josephine de Beauharnais (as Monica Randal)
Rossella Bergamonti ... Louise

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

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

Also Known As:
"The Big Hit of Surcouf" - USA (literal English title)
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France:90 min | Spain:97 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Italian censorship visa # 49253 delivered on 26-5-1967.See more »
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Follows The Sea Pirate (1966)See more »


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IL GRANDE COLPO DI SURCOUF (Sergio Bergonzelli and, uncredited, Roy Rowland, 1966) **1/2, 29 April 2011
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

This is actually the last entry – but the first I have watched – in a two-film series about the titular figure, a French corsair of the Napoleonic era (there was even a 1926 Silent adventure dealing with his sea-faring exploits). Again, I expected little from it but was reasonably entertained in the long run: incidentally, this sequel does not seem to have been released in English-speaking countries (despite the uncredited involvement of Hollywood veteran Rowland) since I could not find an alternate title for it in that language! As for Bergonzelli, I own but have yet to check his intriguing giallo IN THE FOLDS OF THE FLESH (1970).

Anyway, the film offers mild excitement of the pirate variety, with the expected ruses (Surcouf's ship passing off as a British one in difficulty so as to ambush the enemy vessel responding to their would-be distress-call!), captures/escapes and, of course, romance with – inevitably – a woman from the opposite side and married to the hero's sworn enemy (having actually been a former flame of the protagonist's, also returning from the first film, and now he too has his own family). The latter is played – albeit rather wasted here – by Antonella Lualdi from Vittorio Cottafavi's THE HUNDRED HORSEMEN (1964).

Incidentally, the title refers to a 'big job' undertaken by Surcouf but, while he does lend his services to Bonaparte somewhere along the line, I did not feel there was anything particularly outstanding about his mission…even if, admittedly, much of what went on has already pretty much slipped my mind (which is a rather regrettable tendency with respect to this sort of unassuming fare)!

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