Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »
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...  Capt. Dan Tempest 37 episodes, 1956-1957
Paul Hansard ...  Taffy / ... 36 episodes, 1956-1957
Brian Rawlinson ...  Gaff Guernsay / ... 35 episodes, 1956-1957
...  Crewman Armando 32 episodes, 1956-1957
...  Lt. Edward Beamish 26 episodes, 1956-1957
Roy Purcell ...  1st Spanish Guard / ... 23 episodes, 1956-1957
...  Bosun Bassett / ... 22 episodes, 1956-1957
Wilfred Downing ...  Crewman Dickon / ... 17 episodes, 1956-1957
...  Pop / ... 17 episodes, 1956-1957
Dennis Lacey ...  1st Spanish Sailor / ... 16 episodes, 1956-1957
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. Beamish, the Crown-appointed deputy governor, were uneasy allies, fighting the Spanish privateers who were ravaging the Caribbean. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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22 September 1956 (USA)  »

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Merten seikkailijat  »

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(39 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Alec Clunes was originally cast as Dan Tempest, but prospective US buyers thought he was "too British" for American viewers. Clunes was recast as Governor Woodes Rogers. See more »

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Another great obscure TV series of the 1950's
14 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I was about 10 or so when I discovered this on TV in the States in first run. I had no clue as to first run, repeats, or anything like that, only that I found some shows and would watch them intently. And what an enjoyable time watching swordplay, great sailing ships go at it in battle, feats of derring-do tempered with some humor. And what a role model Dan Tempest was for a young boy. How could you not imagine yourself on some privateer battling the Spaniards or other pirates.

I remember seeing him next in From Russia With Love and it took me some time to realize who he was and where I had seen him before.

A very enjoyable series, along with The Three Musketeers (which I have reviewed) and Adventures of Robin Hood (which will come). TV series like these are only a dream today where the basic set is just an apartment living room and a coffee shop. Give me the world!

If you can get a copy, just sit back and enjoy. And I hope current or future versions will include the original theme song - that alone was fun to sing along with.


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