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Seven Seas to Calais (1962)

Il dominatore dei 7 mari (original title)
Approved | | Adventure | March 1963 (USA)
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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Cast overview:
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 ... Fletcher
Esmeralda Ruspoli Esmeralda Ruspoli ... Mary of Scotland
Rossella D'Aquino 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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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

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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During filming in Rome, Rod Taylor began dating Anita Ekberg and it was also announced that they would be married in San Francisco. See more »

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References The Sea Hawk (1940) See more »

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Can't tell whether they forgot the swash or the buckle

They appear to have shot two movies: One about Rod Taylor dashingly taking on Spaniards in the New World. The swordplay is passable, I suppose. But there's something about the way people perform their ''stunts'' or move about that is so laughably inept you wander whether a 94-year-old Douglas Fairbanks or recently deceased Errol Flynn couldn't have been remummified to do some scenes. Drake's sidekick has less athletic agility than Zero Mostel. And then there is the other movie they glued on to the adventure. One about palace intrigue and a love interest left behind. Who cares. And who cares. The producers, to their credit, spent enough money that we get scenes of real men on real ships on real water, on what I assume is the European coastline somewhere. So it has a visual appeal. On paper it probably seemed to Rod Taylor like it would be a fun way to spend the summer of '62. If they'd only concentrated on his adventures and hired a better choreographer, they might have had something here.


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