A pirate ship, fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada, suffers damage and must put into a village on the British coast for repairs. The village is small and isolated and the Spanish convince the villagers that the English fleet has been defeated and that they, the Spanish, are now their masters. This results in the villagers' sullen cooperation, but rumors and unrest begin to spread and soon the Spanish pirates find themselves facing a revolt.
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Did You Know?
This movie premiered in the U.S. before debuting in the U.K., according to Screenwriter Jimmy Sangster
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The story takes place in 1588, but Suzan Farmer's hair style is strictly 1963. See more
Sir Basil Smeeton
[Turning on Robeles, who wants his daughter as hostage
You'll have to kill me first!
If you insist!
Opening credits prologue: July 1588
In the English Channel the British Fleet has been battling for two days against the mighty Spanish Armada....
Badly damaged, with half their crews killed, the ships of Spain battle their way on up the Channel. And in the thickest part of the fighting is one of the smallest Spanish ships-the licensed privateer "Diablo". See more
For its original UK cinema release the film was cut by the BBFC with edits to the fight in the tavern in order to receive a 'U' certificate. All later video releases were restored and uncut. See more