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Pippi in the South Seas (1970)

Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven (original title)
With the help of her friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi Longstocking ventures to the South Pacific island Porto Piluse to rescue her father, who was captured by ruthless pirates.

Director:

Olle Hellbom

Writers:

Fred Ladd, Astrid Lindgren (manuscript)
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Complete credited cast:
Inger Nilsson ... Pippi Långstrump
Maria Persson ... Annika
Pär Sundberg ... Tommy
Beppe Wolgers ... Kapten Långstrump
Martin Ljung ... Jocke med kniven
Jarl Borssén ... Blod-Svente (as Jarl Borsén)
Alfred Schieske ... Innkeeper
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Oscar
Nikolaus Schilling Nikolaus Schilling ... Kalle
Staffan Hallerstam ... Marko
Öllegård Wellton Öllegård Wellton ... Annika's mother
Fredrik Ohlsson ... Annika's father
Tor Isedal ... Pedro
Håkan Serner ... Franko
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With their parents on vacation, Tommy and Annika spend time with their wonderful friend Pippi Longstocking at her cottage Villa Villekulla, until she finds a bottle with a message from her father Captain Efraim Longstocking, who warns her that he was captured by a band of evil pirates led by Blood-Svente and Jock the Knife, who hold him prisoner in their castle on the island of Porto Piluse, so they can find the secret location of his treasure. Pippi, Tommy and Annika then travel to Porto Piluse to rescue her father before he is forced to reveal the whereabouts of his treasure... Written by John Paul Cassidy <ryuuseipro@cavtel.net>

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Trivia

For the German version of the original 13-episode Swedish TV series (Pippi Longstocking (1969)), this feature film was divided into four episodes. These would be Episodes 14-17, and the collective name of the 4-part story arc was titled "Pippi and the Pirates" ("Pippi und die Seeräuber"). Additionally, this four-part TV version also features plenty of scenes deleted from the final film, added to pad up the running time of each episode. (See "Alternate Versions.") See more »

Goofs

When Pippi, Tommy and Annika hide in the well, all three sit in shoulder-deep water for several hours. Yet, when they finally climb out, the kids are bone-dry. See more »

Quotes

Blod-Svente: [entering the Inn after Pippi has thrown two pirates out the window] Where's Pedro?
Innkeeper: [points towards the broken window] Pedro fly out that way.
Blod-Svente: And Franco?
Innkeeper: [points towards the other window] Franco fly out that way.
Jocke med kniven: Have they turned into homing pigeons?
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Alternate Versions

The aspect ratio is altered to 1.78:1 (16:9) in some DVD and Blu-ray releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in One People (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Mor Är Rar
("Mother Is Sweet")
Composed by Georg Riedel
Lyrics by Astrid Lindgren
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one of the outstanding works for television as they were made in the '70s
30 November 2002 | by fedthoSee all my reviews

So maybe I'm unable to objectively consider pippi langstrump/longstocking/Langstrumpf, because I loved her so much when I was 8 years old.

But still, I saw one of the two or three parts of "Pippi and the pirats" (whatever the english title was), and I was amazed! Inger Nilsson plays the main part with incredible freshness. She's as convincing as she can be and the Tv-movies and series were related to her talent. The directing and the rythm are both pretty high-level for a children's movie.

Whatever, I sincerely find it hard to believe that someone discovering these series today could be that disppointed and insensible to its charms, as seems to suggest the 6.7-rating by IMDb-users. Maybe it's just incompatible with the look of our days. But is it that far from the Harry Potter image? Old-fashioned and low-budget, it shows, I'm the first to admit it, but the other qualities seem so obvious to me !

Maybe also it's a very european cultural object.

Actually, I'd like to hear a bit more from those who think this is worth 7, 6 or even less out of ten as a children's movie which I think generous, fun and quite loveable...

Golden memories! I shouldn't argue, but i wanted to defend my beloved little Pippi, the strongest girl in the world. I'm 36 years old now, mind you.


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Country:

Sweden | West Germany

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

1 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pippi in the South Seas See more »

Filming Locations:

57°37'02.7"N 18°16'34.4"E See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.55 : 1
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