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 ...
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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.
Relies primarily upon grainy mismatched stock footage from The Black Swan (1942) and Anne of the Indies (1951) enlarged and cropped to wide screen CinemaScope ratio. See more »
At the opening of the theatrical trailer (also in the DVD), before the inserts of two bar girls in a slap fight and a scene of bear wrestling, taken from Anne of the Indies, one sees the name of a ship going away from the camera: 'Sheba Queen'. The letters are inverted, as on a mirror. The ship close-up is not part of the film itself. See more »
Pirates Of Tortuga has Captain Ken Scott who is a privateer on a special mission
from the Admiralty. He's been told that Henry Morgan the pirate king with whom they had a deal with when Great Britain was at war with Spain has gone
rogue again and set himself in grand style living on Tortuga Island as a pirate
king. His living of course is the commerce of the merchant fleet of the West
Indies. He's been so good at it that Jamaica is close to starvation.
Scott's mission is relieve Jamaica first then get Morgan. Not so easy, but with
his picked crew of buccaneers he's confident that they'll get the job done.
Going along for the ride is stowaway Leticia Roman, a cut purse from London
who Scott feels sorry for. She's trouble at first, but proves her worth.
Olympic track star Rafer Johnson has a small part in Pirates Of Tortuga and
Robert Stephens plays a dastardly Morgan.
Pirates Of Tortuga was done on the cheap with ample stock footage from such
20th Century Fox classics as the Black Swan and Anne Of The Indies.
Pleasant afternoon viewing for action/adventure fans.
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