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Blackbeard the Pirate Reviews

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jjnxn
jjnxn

Super Reviewer

March 23, 2008
Linda Darnell is incredibly lovely, Robert Newton chews the scenery to the nth degree, and Granny Clampett has a hilarious drunk scene but that all adds to the saturday matinee fun feel of this adventure.
dietmountaindew
dietmountaindew

Super Reviewer

January 28, 2008
"blackbeard the pirate" is roul walsh's realistic interpretation of authetic piracy whirling around the abyss among the ocean, the ferocious avarice of men.

robert newton's blackbeard is obnoxious, schemefully sordid, and also beastly gruesome. the bushy blackbeard of his looks as if it's full of crawling louses hiden in between that parallels his snaky backstabbing character which is utterly no good. he doublecrosses everyone for his own interests and he slaughters every possible man who might jeopardize his personal interest. he's lecherous, vulgar and mostly incorrigibly ruthless.

the only decent character maynard who is the lover of beautiful linda darnell is a timidly weak character who strives for merely survival and the companionship of his beloved lady who could inspire a bit of chivalry in him. maynard is no hero but an clever little mouse who always tries to manage to escape the devilish palm of blackbeard, but not a charming nor glorious character.

"blackbeard the pirate" could be by far the most realistic flick upon piracy with a group of scum-alike mobs and one despicable gunsel butchering each other. except linda darnel's striking beauty, there's absolutely no glamour or dreamy beautification of idealism in "blackbeard the pirate", even darnel's character is a oportunistic female thief who once intends to devour the treasure all as her own possession.
DrLappos
DrLappos

Super Reviewer

February 14, 2008
Very silly but still a fantastic seagoing yarn.
Mike L.
September 3, 2013
The only reason to see this is the stunning Linda Darnell in what can only be described as a movie made from leftover costumes, scenes, and dialogue. First the dialogue is laughably bad as is Robert Newton's dialect. The plot is your basic pirate fare; pirate captures pretty girl, the main pursuer falls in love with girl, and is the pirate really bad. It is a paint by numbers movie.
Dave J
October 13, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011

(1952) Blackbeard, The Pirate
ADVENTURE/ ROMANCE

Robert Maynard (Keith Andes) poses undercover as ship's surgeon to seek treasure aboard ship, only that it's already been taken over by a wanted pirate Blackbeard, played by Robert Newton. While their, Maynard soon forgets about the treasure when he falls head over heels over captive hostage in distress, Edwina Mansfield (Linda Darnell).

Great looking picture without much going on, and the tone drags because of predictable moments. And sometimes Robert Newton as Blackbeard grow quite tiresome.

2.5 out of 4
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