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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
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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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