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Il corsaro (1970)

An English buccaneer loses his ship in a cards game, and tries to pass for a priest, to restart a new life. Eventually, he is found out, arrested, and sent in a ship headed to the colony of... See full summary »

Director:

Antonio Mollica (as Tony Mulligan)

Writers:

Eduardo Manzanos (screenplay), Eduardo Manzanos (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Robert Woods ... Jeffrey Brook, English buccaneer
Tania Alvarado Tania Alvarado
Armando Calvo
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta
Miguel del Castillo Miguel del Castillo
Ángel del Pozo
Ana María Mendoza Ana María Mendoza
Luis Induni
Juan Amigo Juan Amigo ... (as Juan Antonio Amigo)
Marina Brengola Marina Brengola
Tito García
Giuliano Giunti Giuliano Giunti
Pasquale Nigro Pasquale Nigro
Anna Zinnemann Anna Zinnemann
Fernando Caro Fernando Caro
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An English buccaneer loses his ship in a cards game, and tries to pass for a priest, to restart a new life. Eventually, he is found out, arrested, and sent in a ship headed to the colony of Canada, with a mix of prisoners - pirates, robbers, and prostitutes. In the high seas, he starts a mutiny and ends up acclaimed as the new captain. Fortunate this time, he wins a battle against a Spanish ship, and helps an English Governor retake possession of his colony. The buccaneer can now acting as before, but under the King's protection. Written by Artemis-9

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Adventure | Action

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 August 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pirate See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The winsome pirate.
17 September 2017 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

In 1970,this kind of pirate movie was already out of date.Only the long discussion about the re-population of the island by thieves ,renegades and prostitutes saved from the gibbet indicates time has passed: the bawdy language which insists on the "stallion "use of the men would have had problems with censorship ten years before,for which is essentially a movie aimed at the teenager/children's market.

Although made by Tony Mulligan aka Antonio Mollica ,only the lead is American:Robert Woods ,who resembles George Hilton,another specialist of the genre at the time.

After a "cultural " introduction in which we are told that "buccaneers " could end up serving a country and thus become corsairs ,blah blah ,blah" ,most of the "screenplay" consists of duels-exclusively fought by the hero ,with a little help from others,now and then -,battles on the ships or on dry land...which becomes monotonous in the long run .

Besides the movie hesitates between tongue-in-chick humor (the priest counting his money,supposedly for the poor,the blue jokes in the hold)and "deeply moving" scenes (the death of Jeffrey's henchman);it loses on all counts.


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