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The King's Pirate (1967)

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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Zucco
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Swaine
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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)  »

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El pirata del rey  »

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A remake of Against All Flags (1952) with McClure in the Errol Flynn role and St. John in the Maureen O'Hara role. See more »

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Lt. Brian Fleming: [after receiving twenty lashes] You might have warned me flogger Flowers would take delight in having an officer under his cat.
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Remake of Against All Flags (1952) See more »

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Comic remake of Against All Flags
10 December 2002 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

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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