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Seven Seas to Calais (1962)

Il dominatore dei 7 mari (original title)
Approved | | Adventure | 6 March 1963 (USA)
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Sir Francis Drake goes on an expedition to the New World and steals gold from the Spaniards. After making a daring getaway, he returns to England where he protects Queen Elizabeth I from a ... See full summary »

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Filippo Sanjust
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Credited cast:
Rod Taylor ... Sir Francis Drake
Keith Michell ... Malcolm Marsh
Edy Vessel ... Arabella Ducleau
Terence Hill ... Babington (as Mario Girotti)
Basil Dignam ... Sir Francis Walsingham
Anthony Dawson ... Lord Burleigh
Gianni Cajafa Gianni Cajafa ... Tom Moon
Irene Worth ... Queen Elizabeth I
Arturo Dominici ... Don Bernardino de Mendoza, the Spanish Ambassador
Marco Guglielmi Marco Guglielmi ... Fletcher
Esmeralda Ruspoli Esmeralda Ruspoli ... Mary of Scotland
Rossella D'Aquino ... Potato
Umberto Raho ... King Philip of Spain
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi ... Vigeois
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Sir Francis Drake goes on an expedition to the New World and steals gold from the Spaniards. After making a daring getaway, he returns to England where he protects Queen Elizabeth I from a network of spies who are plotting to overthrow her. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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Hell and Heroism On The High Seas! See more »

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English title is "Seven Seas to Calais." See more »

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References The Sea Hawk (1940) See more »

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Nothing like the other reviewer stated
11 January 2010 | by recklessronSee all my reviews

Geez, I read the review by emuir-1 and almost passed on this movie.

That would have been a bad mistake.

All the points made, that illustrated flaws in the movie, were based on ignorance.

First, there is a word 'demure' that apparently isn't in that reviewer's vocabulary along with a historical understanding of its meaning.

Ladies of that time period did not look directly at a gentleman's face for very long.

Politically correct? Nope. Reality? Yes.

And the joke about bad breath shows extreme ignorance. The tooth brush had yet to be invented. Shakespeare wrote of the 'sweet breath of youth' which refers to the fact that people who didn't have ANY oral hygiene regime had rotting teeth and EVERY adult had a mouth that smelled like a sewer. So she wouldn't have been faking - not wanting to be so close as to breathe in his breath. Lastly, I saw NO scenes where she is playing to the camera instead of acting her part – she just doesn't stare lovingly into his eyes while looking him square in the face.

While this might not go down in history as the best movie ever made I found all of the criticisms to be unjustified.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 March 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Seas to Calais See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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