There's some nice location scenery to look at and James Mason delivers a decent performance as do some of the supporting players but this moves at a crawl for the first hour and even when it picks up towards the end it still isn't that exciting. The main actress is stiff and uncharismatic a major defect since so much of the story revolves around her. If you're a fan of pirate movies there are many others that would satisfy better than this, Blackbeard the Pirate with Robert Newton and Linda Darnell chief among them.
December 23, 2012
"I am the devil!"-Jacob "Blackbeard" Weber (James Mason)
I was looking for another SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, of course it wasn't, but it wasn't that bad ether.
"God and us and the land."-Devon Mainwaring (Kate Manx)