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The Pirate

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Manuela Alva (Judy Garland) is unhappily engaged to Don Pedro (Walter Slezak), the mayor of her town. When a circus arrives, she's enchanted by performer Serafin (Gene Kelly), who's likewise smitten with her. The mayor tries to evict the circus from town, but Serafin turns the tables after realizing Don Pedro is Macoco, an ex-pirate in hiding. When Serafin learns that Manuela dreams of Macoco, he adopts the discarded identity to woo her -- but is then condemned to death for the pirate's crimes.

Cast & Crew

Walter Slezak
Don Pedro Vargas
Reginald Owen
The Advocate
George Zucco
The Viceroy
The Nicholas Brothers
Specialty Dancers
Lester Allen
Uncle Capucho
Lola Deem
Isabella
Cole Porter
Original Music
Roger Edens
Original Music
Lennie Hayton
Original Music
Harry Stradling Sr.
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for The Pirate

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Audience Reviews for The Pirate

  • Apr 12, 2010
    This is what a romanic comedy SHOULD be like. Not the crap they come out with these days...Sooo Funny. I actually dont like Gene Kelly as much as Fred Astaire. Ive always found Kelly to be more stuck-up. Fred Astaire seems to me more likable and humble. The kind of guy you could talk to without fealing intimidated. That said, I thought that this role was perfect for Kelly. He was pretty much playing himself. Brash, Snooty, a Ladies Man. And Judy Garland. She is soooo beautiful!!! She is really great to wat and makes this whole movie. Just her facial expretions and little things like tapping her fingers on the couch really do add to the reality of her character. Cole Porter so you cant go wrong. See it.
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  • Feb 19, 2009
    Gene Kelly is for sure charming, but he needs to shave that stupid mustache. Just sayin.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2007
    The opening is a little excruciating, but it gets better toward the end. For some reason Gene Kelly decided to wear Pirate Hotpants during a dance sequence. How did anyone on the set keep a straight face?
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2006
    another genius team-up of judy garland and gene kelly! loved the costumes and the scenery, as well as the acting!!

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