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Scalawag (1973)

A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

Directors:

Kirk Douglas, Zoran Calic (uncredited)

Writers:

Kirk Douglas (contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (story "Treasure Island") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kirk Douglas ... Peg
Mark Lester ... Jamie
Neville Brand ... Brimstone / Mudhook
George Eastman ... Don Aragon
Don Stroud ... Velvet
Lesley-Anne Down ... Lucy-Ann
Danny DeVito ... Fly Speck
Mel Blanc ... Barfly the Parrot (voice)
Phil Brown ... Sandy
Davor Antolic Davor Antolic ... Rooster
Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic ... Beanbelly (as Stole Arandjelovic)
Fabijan Sovagovic Fabijan Sovagovic ... Blackfoot
Shaft Douglas Shaft Douglas ... Beau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dragomir Stanojevic Dragomir Stanojevic ... (as Dragomir Stanojevic-Bata Kameni)
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Storyline

A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

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His name is Captain Peg and he wasn't born to die in bed! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Yugoslavia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1973 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Jamie's Treasure Hunt See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the directorial debut of Kirk Douglas. See more »

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The hot air balloon is far too small & slender to carry even one boy. See more »

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Featured in Biography: Kirk Douglas: A Lust for Life (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

When Your Number's Up You Go
Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart and John Cameron
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Pirate debaucle
19 January 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

After Oliver!, I'm surprised anyone ever offered Mark Lester another part in a movie. Kirk Douglas must have felt sorry for him and offered him the part of his young sidekick in his movie Scalawag, in which he starred and directed. In this swashbuckling disaster, Kirk plays a peg-legged pirate with a band of misfits and a parrot. As like any stereotypical pirate, he's in search of treasure. As much as I like Kirk Douglas, I have to think he was having a bad day when he decided to make this movie. It's both incredibly silly and incredibly 1970s, a decade I don't think produced many quality films anyway. The awkward zooms, terrible haircuts, and odd music choices don't stand the test of time, and Scalawag is no different. Unless you make it your mission to watch every single pirate movie ever made, just stick to Robert Newton's films. You've got several to choose from, including Treasure Island and Long John Silver.

DLM Warning: If you suffer from vertigo or dizzy spells, like my mom does, this movie might not your friend. There's a scene in a hot air balloon about ten minutes before the end where the camera spins in a circle, and it will make you sick. In other words, "Don't Look, Mom!"


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