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Prince of Pirates (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 7 March 1953 (USA)
In a 16th century kingdom in the Netherlands, the newly crowned King Stephan concludes a secret treaty with the Spanish. This puts him at odds with his younger brother, Prince Roland, who ... See full summary »

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... Prince Roland
... Countess Nita Orde
... Princess Maria
... King Stephan
... Count Blanco
... Prime Minister Treeg
... Jan
... Koepke (as Don Harvey)
Henry Rowland ... Greb
Glase Lohman ... Brenner
... Captain Brock
Bob Peoples ... Carl
... Meyers
... General DuBois (as Joseph F. McGuinn)
Al Cantor ... Lund
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In a 16th century kingdom in the Netherlands, the newly crowned King Stephan concludes a secret treaty with the Spanish. This puts him at odds with his younger brother, Prince Roland, who favors a treaty with the French. Stephan orders Roland imprisoned but Roland escapes and leads a revolt. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Tyranny drove him to piracy!

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Piraten an Bord  »

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Don C. Harvey, playing one of John Derek's loyal men, is shown, stripped to the waist, being flogged across his bare back inside a dungeon. Just three years earlier in "Chain Gang," Harvey plays a prison-camp guard who callously watches as a stripped-to-the-waist prisoner is flogged across HIS bare back. See more »

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[last lines]
Greb: As commandant of the palace, I wish to report that the French army is prepared to leave. Your majesty? Your majesty? Your majesty?
[Roland and Nita are kissing passionately]
Greb: What am I supposed to do now?
General DuBois: In France, we honor such moments with *silence*.
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It's A SwashBuckler???
3 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Another film that proves that COLUMBIA PICTURES at that time could take any genre and reduce it to it's lowest common denominator. By skimping on Actors, Budget, Costuming, ScreenPlay, Special Visual Effects and whatever else it takes to make a interesting movie COLUMBIA will succeed in failing! The film features its star of low budget action for the early 1950s' JOHN DEREK (Mr. Bo). It is also polluted with the usual cast of has-beens who have either seen better days or none at all. Like HARRY LAUTER, GENE ROTH and ROBERT SHAYNE. BARBARA RUSH the female lead has no chance of showing off her competent acting ability or physical grace. No doubt wishing she was back at PARAMOUNT.

The NUTS; In the 16th Century France and its allie Haagen are at war with Spain. Count Roland (DEREK) must return to Haagen after death of his Father the King. New King Stephan (WHITFIELD CONNER) and his stooge, Prime Minister Treeg (ROBERT SHAYNE) wish to pull a fast one betraying the French alliance and help Spain rape Europe. Aided by loyal sidekick Jan (HARRY LAUTER) and main squeeze Countess Nita Orde (BARBARA RUSH) Count Roland has just eighty (80) minutes to save the day and win the girl. How will he do it and will he? You bet and in the most tedious fashion allowed on the SILVER SCREEN!

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES (TCM) seems to be the latest depository of these alleged triumphs from COLUMBIA PICTURES. Remember for every FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) during this period there are twenty (20) PRINCE OF PIRATES (1953).


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