The Crimson Pirate

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Capt. Vallo (Burt Lancaster), the leader of a roving band of pirates, hijacks a ship filled with expensive cargo. When a crew member (Leslie Bradley) tells him the ship was bound for an island whose inhabitants have risen up against the king, Vallo hatches a scheme to sell guns to the rebels and take their leader in for a reward. But once Vallo and his lieutenant, Ojo (Nick Cravat), are on the island, their plans change when they meet Consuelo (Eva Bartok) and the other resistance fighters.

Cast & Crew

Burt Lancaster
Capt. Vallo (The Crimson Pirate)
Torin Thatcher
Humble Bellows
Christopher Lee
Joseph (attache)
James Hayter
Prof. Prudence
Leslie Bradley
Baron Jose Gruda
Noel Purcell
Pablo Murphy
Norman Deming
Associate Producer
William Alwyn
Original Music
Otto Heller
Cinematographer
Jack Harris
Film Editor
Paul Sheriff
Art Direction
Marjorie Best
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Critic Reviews for The Crimson Pirate

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Audience Reviews for The Crimson Pirate

  • Apr 09, 2010
    The Crimson Pirate is a fine swashbuckler, with plenty of charm, action and lighthearted humour. Lancaster, a circus acrobat before turning to movies in the '40s, gives what may be his most physical performance as sword-for-hire Captain Vallo, a.k.a. the Crimson Pirate. Knowing that Lancaster was doing his own stunts elevated his charismatic performance, as most of them were spectacular and daring. Overall, well worth looking out for.
    Jonny C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2008
    slapstick pirate adventure yarn with lancaster doing his own stunts i believe. liked the idea of the nitro glycerine, the mini-sub at the end, the mute, the air ballon and the upside down boat... walking along the sea-bed. much fun to be had
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2007
    Big, splashy entertainment but it goes on too long.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2007
    Classic swashbuckler full of fine action and slapstick humour. Pirates Of The Carribean pillaged many ideas from here, most blatantly, the walking under the sea in an upturned boat bit.
    xGary X Super Reviewer

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