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Scalawag (1973)

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A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

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Peg
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Jamie
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Brimstone / Mudhook
George Eastman ...
Don Aragon
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Velvet
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Lucy-Ann
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Fly Speck
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Barfly the Parrot (voice)
Phil Brown ...
Sandy
Davor Antolic ...
Rooster
Stole Arandjelovic ...
Beanbelly
Fabijan Sovagovic ...
Blackfoot
Shaft Douglas ...
Beau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dragomir Stanojevic ...
(as Dragomir Stanojevic-Bata Kameni)
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A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

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He's Long John Silver and Jesse James rolled into one! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

G
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Release Date:

4 December 1973 (Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

Jamie's Treasure Hunt  »

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When Your Number's Up You Go
Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart and John Cameron
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User Reviews

Musical Treasure Island, relocated to the Wild West
4 December 2002 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

What a curious little film. Let me try to describe it to you: a one-legged outlaw in the Wild West takes a couple of kids and a bunch of fellow outlaws in search of buried gold. The plot is basically just a borrowed hotch-potch of ideas from Treasure Island, spruced up unconvincingly with songs, and thinly disguised by transporting it away from the Caribbean to the vast open plains of the Wild West.

There are some well-known faces involved in the muddle. Kirk Douglas plays the main character (he also directed); Mark Lester from Oliver plays one of the kids; Lesley Ann Down (ravishing, you may remember, in Sphinx) plays the other kid; and Danny Devito is in it too as one of the outlaws. For such a collection of talent, you'd have thought there must have been a decent script.... wrong!

Douglas often groans about the film, saying it was ineffective and a bad experience for a first-time director. As much as I like the guy, I can't disagree with him on that score. The acting is OK and the scenery looks nice, but the film just lacks passion and excitement and vibrancy. It was a nice idea, but the execution fails it. Maybe someone will remake it one day and do a much better job.


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