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The Pirates of Blood River (1962)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | August 1962 (USA)
A group of ruthless pirates attack a seventeenth century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

John Hunter (screenplay), John Gilling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kerwin Mathews ... Jonathon Standing
Glenn Corbett ... Henry
Christopher Lee ... Capt. LaRoche
Peter Arne ... Hench - a Pirate
Marla Landi ... Bess Standing
Oliver Reed ... Brocaire - a Pirate
Andrew Keir ... Jason Standing
Michael Ripper ... Mack - a Pirate
David Lodge ... Smith
Dennis Waterman ... Timothy Blackthorne
Jack Stewart Jack Stewart ... Godfrey Mason
Lorraine Clewes Lorraine Clewes ... Martha Blackthorne
Jerold Wells ... Penal Colony Master
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Storyline

In a village of Huguenot refugees, Jonathon Standing is exiled by his father to a nearby penal colony for his improper relationship with a married woman. This penal colony is then invaded by pirates who force Jonathan to lead them back to his village, convinced that it contains a great treasure. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Ransacking a lost tropic island... for a fabulous idol of gold!


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aima sto kokkino potami See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (photographed in) (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Sir Christopher Lee, the pond fording at Black Park was a horrible experience. The water was polluted and the bottom consisted of three or four feet of mud, sludge, broken trees and branches, stench, and general filth that the stuntmen refused to do it. Michael Ripper nearly drowned, Oliver Reed contracted an eye and ear infection, and Lee claims he couldn't walk upstairs for nearly six months because of the after-effects. See more »

Goofs

Piranha fish do not behave as depicted (instantly approaching and quickly devouring any large creatures which enter water near them). That is a myth. See more »

Quotes

Jonathon Standing: [to the elders] I am not guilty. The cause of Maggie's death... was fear. Fear of her brutal husband. Yes, fear is your weapon, and it's a dangerous weapon because one day it will recoil on your heads.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: At the end of the seventeenth century, men, women and children voyaged far from their mother country, seeking some haven from persecution.

They were known as the Huguenots. They found their haven and called it the Isle of Devon, and gave thanks to God for their deliverance.

But in years to come, the just laws of the Colony began to yield to greed and tyranny.

Happiness became an echo of the past. Freedom-just a memory. See more »

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Referenced in Matinee (1993) See more »

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pitiful
10 November 2003 | by fuzzybutt59See all my reviews

one of the most pathetic movies i have ever seen.even christopher lee cannot bring any excitement to this pitiful drivel.how this turgid nonsense can be described as an action adventure defies belief.a total waste of time.


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