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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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The Newest Adventures of Pippi Longstocking! See more »


Certificate:

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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.55 : 1
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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

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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Follows Pippi Goes on Board (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Sjörövar Fabbe
("Pirate Fabbe")
(Pippi sings about her great grandfather, Captain Fabian "Fabbe" Longstocking)
Composed by Georg Riedel
Lyrics by Astrid Lindgren
Performed by Inger Nilsson
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Would have been better if Bergman directed
9 July 2002 | by kinskimonkeySee all my reviews

I loved the Pippi films when I was little. I was always amazed by her superhuman powers and envied the life she led in Villa Villakula with Mr. Nilsson (her pet monkey), her treasure chest of gold, and a complete and utter lack of adult supervision. I read the books too, but always liked the movies better. I always wondered if maybe the English translations of the novels just weren't very good. They seemed a bit stilted.

Anyway, each of the Pippi films are pretty much interchangeable, and I remember at one point hearing that they were all filmed at the same time, which didn't come as a surprise. Each seems to involve Pippi, Tommy, and Annika (the two neighbor kids) engaging in a series of adventures that always end up making the local adults look like complete idiots, but in a rather harmless way. Pippi's father, an old, salty, sea-faring-type, pops up from time to time. He seems to have a remarkably close and loving relationship with his daughter, despite the fact that he's never around.

Watching these films now, it's obvious they were made on a very low budget. The English-dubbed versions used the same voice actress for the spoken parts of Pippi, Tommy, and Annika, who just modifies her voice slightly for each part. This is a bit distracting.

Even though it has to be acknowledged that the books made an important contribution to Children's Literature, time might forget these old Pippi movies. I hardly ever see them on TV anymore, and they're hard to find in the video store. They're kind of fun, kind of campy, but all in all, not worth going out of your way to see.


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