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Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 27 May 1953 (USA)
Barbarossa, a pirate, frees a group of Spanish prisoners and makes them his crew. On a raid, he takes as a prize a Spanish countess, Alida. He has fallen in love with her by the time he ... See full summary »

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Sidney Salkow

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John O'Dea (story), Sidney Salkow (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Payne ... Barbarossa
Donna Reed ... Alida
Gerald Mohr ... Captain Jose Salcedo
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Peg Leg (as Lon Chaney)
Anthony Caruso ... Renzo
Henry Brandon ... Captain Goiti
Skip Torgerson Skip Torgerson ... Datu
Frank DeKova ... Captain Romero
William Tannen ... Ramon
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Pablo
Claire Du Brey ... Señora Salcedo
Howard Freeman ... Mayor Pompaño
Anthony Warde ... Don Delgado
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Barbarossa, a pirate, frees a group of Spanish prisoners and makes them his crew. On a raid, he takes as a prize a Spanish countess, Alida. He has fallen in love with her by the time he arranges for her ransom by the officer who was to marry her. Exposing her intended as a coward and a liar, he goes to ask for her hand but she has escaped, and Barbarossa thinks she is the one who killed his aide, Peg-Leg. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbarossa See more »

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Global Pictures (II) See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The line "They're still alone, only about two kilometers ahead." betrays anachronism because the unit of distance kilometer wasn't put into use until a much later time in history. See more »

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John Payne and Donna Reed make a pretty good pair in Raiders of the Seven Seas
8 July 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this obscure pirate flick on Netflix Streaming. Since I've been devoting these summer months-in honor of the recent new "Dallas" series on TNT-to the original cast, regular and recurring, of the first series in order to review their work, on TV and film, in chronological order, this was next on the list with the second Miss Ellie-Donna Reed-in the heroine role opposite that of the hero-John Payne. Payne plays Barbarossa, a pirate who fights the villainous Spainards, one of whom was planned for an arraigned marriage with Ms. Reed. I'll stop there and just say that I found much of the action and dialogue much fast paced but also clear enough for me to understand what and why whatever happens is going on. Also, I liked Lon Chaney Jr.'s supporting performance as sidekick Peg Leg. So on that note, Raiders of the Seven Seas is worth a look if you're interested in these obscure old-time adventures.


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