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The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)

A ruthless pirate captures the keeper of a lighthouse, somewhere in north Argentina. His goal is obvious and horrific. He plans to control the lighthouses signals in a way that the passing ships will be crushed on the rocks.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Denton
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Kongre
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Arabella
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Virgilio (as Jean Claude Drouot)
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Captain Moriz
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Montefiore
Massimo Ranieri ...
Felipe
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Tarcante (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Tito García ...
Emilio (as Tito Garcia)
Víctor Israel ...
Das Mortes (as Victor Israel)
Antonio Rebollo ...
Santos (as Tony Skios)
Luis Barboo ...
Calsa Larga (as Luis Bar Boo)
Tony Cyrus ...
Valgolyo
Raul Castro ...
Malapinha
Oscar Davis ...
Amador
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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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Jules Verne Takes You Over the Edge of the World!


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29 October 1971 (Spain)  »

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El faro del fin del mundo  »

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The name of the pet Capuchin monkey was "Mario". See more »

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old flavor of adventure
3 May 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Kirk Douglas. and Yul Brynner. and a realistic story of survive. the atmosphere is the same from many films of genre from the period. the clear definition of evil does the difference. because it not propose only a black- white conflict. the nuances of gray, the inspired use of clichés, the portrait of pirates- who is far to be an usual one-, a good role for Brynner as more than the bad guy but a strange, cold blood, sadistic leader of a group of savages, the same status of Kirk Douglas as hero with few dark shadows of past, the terrible scene of arrival of pirate ship, the fight scenes are good points of an old fashion adventure film who reminds performances- Fernando Rey, in a short presence -, reimpose names - Renato Salvatori or Samantha Eggar- and the real flavor of genre.


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