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Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Will Denton
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Jonathan Kongre
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Arabella
Jean-Claude Drouot ...
Virgilio
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Captain Moriz
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Montefiore
Massimo Ranieri ...
Felipe
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Tarcante
Tito García ...
Emilio
Víctor Israel ...
Das Mortes
Antonio Rebollo ...
Santos (as Tony Skios)
Luis Barboo ...
Calsa Larga
Tony Cyrus ...
Valgolyo
Oscar Davis ...
Amador
Alejandro de Enciso ...
Morabbito
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Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that avoids the pirates slaughter soon complicates the situation. Written by John Rutkai <jrutkai@learningtree.com>

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29 October 1971 (Spain)  »

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Das Licht am Ende der Welt  »

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ESP 82,631,349 (Spain)
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The picture was the second and final time that a movie would feature both Yul Brynner and Kirk Douglas as the pair had both previously appeared in Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) around five years earlier. See more »

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Throughout the movie, every time a cannon fires there is no recoil. See more »

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Impressive adventure film from the early ' 70s
5 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An interesting adventure film from the early ' 70s based on a Jules Verne story. Off the bleak location of Cape Horn around 1865,three light-house keepers: jaded ex-miner Will Denton (Kirk Douglas), Captain Moriz (Fernando Rey) and young Felipe (Massimo Ranieri) are confronted by wreckers led by pirate captain, Jonathan Kongre (Yul Brynner). After his companions are brutally murdered, Denton ekes out a passive existence in a cave till he resolves to fight back assisted by Montefiore (Renato Salvatore) a survivor from one of the ships lured to the rocks by the pirates. The desperate situation is complicated by another survivor, a young English woman, Arabella, who is used by Kongre to imitate Denton's former love, Emily Jane. Douglas and Brynner act with flair, Douglas gives another heroic Nietzschean performance vis a vis 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1954) and Ulisse (1955). In appearance he looks like a Nineteenth-Century hippie adventurer - bearded and with straight light brown hair. Brynner is a flamboyant counter-point. Despite some squeamish scenes and some illogical phases the extraordinary Spanish settings - the white-topped rising arches and surreal, psychedelic colours give this film a metaphysical feel.


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