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The King's Pirate (1967)

Approved | | Adventure | August 1967 (USA)
Lt. Brian Fleming volunteers to be flogged for a contrived offense and then discharged from the British Navy. Now he can infiltrate the pirate stronghold of Diego Suarez using his ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mistress Jessica Stephens
John Avery
Princess Patna
Captain Cullen
Diana Chesney ...
Molvina MacGregor
Ivor Barry ...
William Glover ...
Captain Hornsby (as Bill Glover)
Michael St. Clair ...
Captain Mission
Capt. McTigue


Lt. Brian Fleming volunteers to be flogged for a contrived offense and then discharged from the British Navy. Now he can infiltrate the pirate stronghold of Diego Suarez using his whip-scarred back as proof of his disgrace. While gathering inside information about this stronghold's fortifications, he falls in love with Jessica Stephens who's also courted by the pirate captain, John Avery. At the same time he must fend off the advances of a love-struck Moghul princess who's recently been taken captive. Events reach a climax in a shipboard battle when Fleming's true motivations are revealed. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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The Seven Seas, his Playground...Danger...Adventure...Women...his Reward




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August 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pirata del rey  »

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Contains footage of the original film. See more »


Zucco: There's nothing so offensive as a prudish pirate.
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Remake of Against All Flags (1952) See more »

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Comic remake of Against All Flags
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Comic remake of Against All Flags; all very pleasant and colourfully photographed, but hampered by Doug McClure's hopeless performance. At the start of the film we see big Doug getting flogged aboard ship, but his facial expression suggests it's all just a big joke. He certainly doesn't appear to be in much pain. However, the film comes into its element when it gets down to the swashbuckling side of things. The action and pacing in these sequences is much more competent, and comes close in some scenes to rivalling the blood and thunder heroics of earlier pirate flicks. Jill St. John (best known for Diamonds Are Forever and Sitting Target) is spirited in this, really turning on the sexy charm, as well as the action, as the heroine. However, every now and again the film tries to play it for laughs, but its slapstick style is pitifully weak. A mixed bag, but you could much worse.

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