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Pirates of Tortuga (1961)

Not Rated | | Adventure | October 1961 (USA)
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An English captain and his crew are dispatched to the Spanish-controlled island of Tortuga, where famed privateer Henry Morgan has defected from his support of the English Empire and is ... See full summary »

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Robert D. Webb

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Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay) (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr.), Melvin Levy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ken Scott ... Bart Paxton
Letícia Román ... Meg Graham
Dave King ... Pee Wee
John Richardson ... Percy
Rafer Johnson ... John Gammel
Robert Stephens ... Henry Morgan
Rachel Stephens ... Phoebe
Stanley Adams ... Captain Montbars
Edgar Barrier ... Sir Thomas Mollyford
James Forrest James Forrest ... Reggie
Patrick Sexton Patrick Sexton ... Randolph
Arthur Gould-Porter Arthur Gould-Porter ... Bonnett
Hortense Petra Hortense Petra ... Lola
Malcolm Cassell Malcolm Cassell ... Kipper
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An English captain and his crew are dispatched to the Spanish-controlled island of Tortuga, where famed privateer Henry Morgan has defected from his support of the English Empire and is running a strictly piratical venture, stopping any and all vessels including English.

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Adventure

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I pirati di Tortuga See more »

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Clover Productions See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Average Shot Length (ASL) = 9.5 seconds See more »

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At the start of the movie is a shot of Trafalgar Square with Admiralty Arch in the foreground and Nelson's Column in the middle. The movie is about pirates during the reign of Charles II (1660-1685). Trafalgar Square was named after the famous sea-battle in 1805 in which he died. The Arch was erected by order of king Edward VII and completed in 1912. Part of the text on it is visible: "(:ANNO:DECIMO:EDWARDI:SEPTIMI:REGIS: :VICTORIAE:REGINAE:CIVES:GRATISSIMI:MDCCCCX:)" See more »

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This has an ASL of 9.5 seconds you know...
16 September 2008 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

This is a fairly ordinary boys' pirate adventure memorable only for the over the top performance from Leticia Roman as the reluctant stowaway aboard Ken Scott's galleon embarked for the Caribbean and a battle of wits with Captain Henry Morgan (Robert Stephens) who has returned to his buccaneering ways after briefly working for the King of England.

Roman acts as if she's just downed a pint of strong black coffee, and no doubt most self-respecting sailors would have thrown her overboard after having had their way with her. Somehow, though, not only does she make it intact all the way to Jamaica but she also manages to get Scott's insipid Captain Bart to fall in love with her.

Robert Stephens as a slightly unhinged Morgan given to smacking the rump of his ever so slightly raddled lady companion is the highlight of the film, although he doesn't receive the amount of screen time he deserves. Curious to see British comedian Dave King appearing as one of Scott's swashbuckling sidekicks too. Other than that there really isn't a lot to say about this flick.


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