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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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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:

Crane Beach, Barbados See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.55 : 1
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Trivia

The original Swedish title of this film translates in English to "Pippi Longstocking on the Seven Seas." The literal translations of some of this film's foreign language titles include "Pippi in Taka-Tuka-Land" (Germany), "Pippi Longstocking and the Pirates of Taka-Tuka" (Italy), "Pippi on Treasure Island" (Japan), "Pippi South Sea" (Estonia), "Pippi Longstocking in Taka-Tuka-Land" (Netherlands), "Pippi Longstocking Goes to Sea" (Norway), and "Pippi in the Patagonian" (Hungary). 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

Annika: Mum would not like this AT ALL.
Pippi Långstrump: Your Mum's a little odd, isn't she?
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Alternate Versions

Ending Credits:
  • In the original Swedish version, Pippi ends the film by singing the film's theme song, "Sjörövarfabbe" ("Pirate Fabbe"), which continues after fadeout over a black screen. (In current home video releases in Sweden, a credit roll in yellow text was added over the black screen after fadeout.)
  • The German version has Pippi instead singing the "Hey, Pippi Longstocking" theme song, which continues after fadeout over a black screen.
  • The US version has Pippi singing the "Pippi Longstocking" theme song, which continues after fadeout, with a white "The End" appearing over black, and the song is cut off (crossfaded) with the final fadeout.
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Connections

Followed by Pippi on the Run (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Mor Är Rar
("Mother Is Sweet")
Composed by Georg Riedel
Lyrics by Astrid Lindgren
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Well it is a co-production so...
14 June 2008 | by hwikSee all my reviews

By far my favourite of the Pippi movies. Contains some of the greatest comic actors in Sweden - Martin Ljung and Jarl Borssén. And the most beloved "teddy bear" actor/comic/writer who was loved by all; Beppe Wolgers. He was just as good with kids as is implied by his hearty report with his "daughter" as Efraim Långstrump. And I love the songs.

Unfortunately all of the Astrid Lindgren movies/TV series suffers horribly from being co produced with Germany. Even the Swedish versions are dubbed as some actors are German/danish or whatever... And this shows now when you are an adult. It really don't change my love for them as they are a big part of our cultural heritage (Lindgren is still BIG :D). But to vote them down is kinda silly. Technically they are low budget -but what 70's films aren't? Even Star Wars was a low budget flick - but they changed the concept of FX totally.. :)


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