Passable Pasta/Paellla pirate movie co-produced by Spain/Italy , stars Charles Quiney and professionally directed by José Luis Merino,
Swashbuckling , action , romance and dueling in this adventure B-movie . Average story about a brave adventurer pirate in Tortilla/Maccaroni style financed by Carthago C.C and Duca Internationale productions . So-so Spanish/Italian co-production , made in Pasta/Chorizo style , filled with thrills , action and battle ships . This pirate movie was middlingly starred by Charles ,-Carlos- , Quiney ; being enough spectacular as well as moving adventure made in colorful style . A breathtaking sweep across the seven seas with valiant adventurers , violent mutineers , and duels to death . In XVIII century , 1798 , set in 'straits of Torres' between Australia and Nueva Guinea . The British Empire uses this location to deport prisoners and to promote the tough buccaneers to attack foreign possessions ; at the same time England impedes other nations the navigation and shipping . But disputes by looting between buccaneers and the Brits cause confrontation among them , then Pirates seek shelter at island of Horno under command the dashing Captain MacDonald and his band of pirates . As they assault all the ships sail throughout the nearly places including the English boats . Later on , MacDonald is pardoned by the Crown , being appointed as Colonel and Commandant of Island of Horno , full of fabulous pearls located underwater . But Captain Mallory (Stelvio Rosi as Stan Cooper) accuses to the inhabitants to no be payed the due taxes and he invades the island . It results in MacDonald and his hoodlums (Antonio Mayans , Pasquale Basile) are imprisoned by Captain Mallory . While , the governor (José Marco) orders to execute the condemned pirate , but his beautiful niece (Maria Pia Conte) schemes a plan to free him , but she is really a traitor along with Captain Mallory . MacDonald escapes , reunites forces and helps unfortunates , and he leads an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power , foiling evil Governor . Captain MacDonald confronts corruption of wicked deputy (Mariano Vidal Molina at his evil best) assaulting his ship and other English boats . Meanwhile , the nasty Captain Mallory along with his troops take on the dashing hero MacDonald at his island . At the end takes place a attack on the governor palace and the ordinary final swordplay confrontation .
José Luis Merino's spectacular and glimmer adventure features impressive duels , elegant costuming , functional production design , loads of action and full swashbuckling . This is a limited budget film , but it has more budget than other Merino films . Duo starring is formed by Stelvio Rossi as a baddie British captain , and Charles Quiney as a dashing adventurer avenger who delivers peace and justice . They are at their most agile and deft style and perform their own stunts . This swashbuckler packs passable action sequences regularly staged with no much stylish and vitality , adventure , fights in Hill/Spencer style , romance , final dueling and being entertaining but average . There are some action sequences including the sea battles and the thrilling ending fencing on the beach between Charles Quiney and Stan Cooper in the climax of the film . This stirring pirate movie in Italian style is starred by Charles Quiney in Chorizo/Pasta ways ; being filled with action , adventure , thrills , intrigue , spectacular fighting and humor . Charles Quiney took a chance and jumped from Pasta Western as ¨More dollars for the McGregor¨, ¨Bullets over Dallas¨ or warlike action : "Hell Commandos" , ¨When heroes die¨ and Zorro/Sandokan movies as ¨Zorro De Monterrey¨, ¨Last adventure Zorro¨, ¨Tiger of Kyber¨ and here playing a Two-fisted pirate called MacDonald . Quiney relishes his adventurous identity , swashbuckling , swording , executing bounds and leaps and climbing and throughly enjoys himself . It was all downhill for Quiney after this , as he returned Canary Islands and with no work he terminated as a busker until his early death in 2007 at 69. In the movie appears usual support actors , as Spanish people as Mariano Vidal Molina , Antonio Mayans , María Dolores Tovar , José Marco and Italian people as Maria Pia Conte , and Pasquale Basile . But even the smallest characters are regularly represented . Shot by cameraman Emanuele Di Cola on Spanish locations in Canary Islands and Caribbean isles , including its wonderful beaches . Acceptable production design by the prolific designer Eduardo De la Torre Fuente . Pretty good musical score by the good professional Francesco De Massi .
The motion picture was decently directed by Jose Luis Merino , -though has a lot of flaws and gaps- under pseudonym Joseph Marvin , and screenplay by Merino himself , but resulted to be average . Merino is a skill and successfully craftsman . He often uses same main actors , such as Stelvio Rossi , Peter Lee Lawrence , George Hilton , Charles Quiney and similar support cast as Antonio Mayans , Pasquale Vasile , Mariano Vidal Molina , Luis Barboo . He has written/directed numerous films of all kinds of genres , such as Terror : Ivanna , The hanging woman ; Euro-spy : Colpo Sensazionale Al Servicio Del Sifar ; Chorizo/Spaghetti Western : More Dollars for the MacGregors , Frontera Sur , Réquiem for the gringo , Gatling gun , Seven ride to death , ; Wartime : Last Panzer battle , Hell commandos , A Bullet for Rommel , When heroes die ; Musical : Europa Canta , Aquellos Tiempos Del Cuple , and his most successful films are the fresh and diverting adventures : Tarzan and King Salomon's mines , Rebelion De Bucaneros , El Zorro De Monterrey , and Last adventure of Zorro.
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