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The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)

GP  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy  |  29 October 1971 (Spain)
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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:
Will Denton
Jonathan Kongre
Jean-Claude Drouot ...
Captain Moriz
Massimo Ranieri ...
Tito García ...
Víctor Israel ...
Das Mortes
Antonio Rebollo ...
Santos (as Tony Skios)
Luis Barboo ...
Calsa Larga
Tony Cyrus ...
Oscar Davis ...
Alejandro de Enciso ...


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 <>

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29 October 1971 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Das Licht am Ende der Welt  »

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ESP 82,631,349 (Spain)

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Did You Know?


The movie's source novel "Le Phare du bout du monde" translates into English as "The Lighthouse at the End of the World" but the movie was not called this but instead The Light at the Edge of the World (1971). See more »


When being sunk in the end, Kongre's ship is obviously a miniature. Besides, some damage is visible before the impacts (particularly noticeable when the ship is hit in the waterline). See more »

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Pathological Pirates
17 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite films of all-time. Unusual because the pirates depicted in this movie are all too real. None of the romanticizing Errol Flynn or Jack Sparrow stuff. These pirates were shockingly ruthless and a real sense of danger permeates the film. Yul Brynner and Kirk Douglas bring intensity to their roles. Brynner as the egotistic sociopath who is the leader of the cutthroats and Douglas as a man who must deal with a desperate situation in a fight for survival. Samantha Eggar as a woman with flawed instincts for her own preservation evokes frustration and pity. From the brutal opening scenes, the message is clear that these pirates don't play. A sense of urgency then takes over until the final outcome. A great movie!

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