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Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)





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Robert Newton exhibits absolutely no shame in his portrayal of the title character in Blackbeard the Pirate. If you thought that Newton's "Arr, matey"s got out of hand in Treasure Island, wait til you see this one. The plot concerns the efforts of the British admirality to bring Blackbeard to justice. To that end, officer Keith Andes allows himself to be abducted by the pirate's minions. Also captured by Blackbeard is luscious Linda Darnell, the adopted daughter of Andes' superior Torin Thatcher. When it turns out that everyone is being double-crossed by the insidious Thatcher, all Technicolor hell breaks loose. William Bendix costars as Blackbeard's chief henchman, appearing to be a model of subtlety when compared to his costar. Future "Beverly Hillbilly" Irene Ryan has some nice moments as Linda Darnell's lady-in-waiting.
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Robert Newton
as Edward Teach/Blackbeard
Linda Darnell
as Edwina Mansfield
Keith Andes
as Robert Maynard
William Bendix
as Ben Worley
Torin Thatcher
as Sir Henry Morgan
Irene Ryan
as Alvina
Richard Egan
as Briggs
Dick Wessel
as Dutchman
Anthony Caruso
as Pierre La Garde
Jack Lambert
as Tom Whetstone
Noel Drayton
as Jeremy
Pat Flaherty
as Job Maggot
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Critic Reviews for Blackbeard, the Pirate

All Critics (2)

World's sleaziest pirates don't do much of interest.

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
Classic Film and Television

A disappointingly sluggish swashbuckler from action director Raoul Walsh.

Full Review… | January 9, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Blackbeard, the Pirate

Robert Newton was the perfect pirate: 'Arrrrrgh'. Perhaps the earliest movie i remember ever going to, at the Avenue in Inglewood. Shd see it again, on youtube. .

Deke P.
Deke P.

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.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Very silly but still a fantastic seagoing yarn.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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