The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)


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This action adventure is based on Jules Verne's The Light at the Edge of the World. It takes place in 1865 on the chilly tip of Argentina in a lighthouse set up to guide ships around the extremely dangerous and turbulent waters of Cape Horn. The lighthouse keeper (Fernando Rey) and his assistant go out to investigate when a strange sailing ship comes too near to the island the lighthouse is on. Denton (Kirk Douglas), the lighthouse keeper's North American apprentice, is left behind. For their … More

Rating: PG (violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure
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Written By: Tom Rowe, Berta Dominguez
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On DVD: Dec 8, 1999
Media Home Entertainment



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as Arabella

as Capt. Moriz

as Montefiore

as Tarcante

as Das Mortes

as Santos

as Calsa Larga

as Calsa Larga

as Valgolyo

as Malapinha

as Balduino

as Emily Jane

as Capt. Lafayette
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This is was an unusual film for the time it was released and even as a little kid, I remember thinking how offbeat it was. Pirates seize an entire island with a lighthouse and misguide commercial ships onto the rocks , murder the occupants, and loot the cargo. I remember the scenes of the pirates slaughtering the passengers made a huge impression on me, even though the violence depicted has been surpassed by even mild action films since. With Yul Brynner, Kirk Douglas, and Fernando Rey -Alain Charnier in The French Connection.

Steve Strange

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