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The Pirates of Capri (1949)

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Disciples of "B"-picture stylist Edgar Ulmer will not be disappointed with Pirates of Capri. Lensed in Italy, the film stars Louis Hayward as swashbuckling Captain Sirocco. Posing as a foppish nobleman by day, Sirocco tirelessly works on behalf of a group of insurgents bent on deposing the wicked Queen Carolina (Binnie Barnes, endearingly miscast). Every so often, the Captain pauses to romance Countess Mercedes (Mariella Lotti), whose character name was evidently lifted from The Count of Monte Cristo. The musical score is by Nino Rota, better known for his work on the Godfather films. As in his other films, the resourceful Edgar Ulmer works miracles with a skintight budget.

Cast

Louis Hayward
as Capt. Sirocco
Binnie Barnes
as Queen Carolina
Alan Curtis
as Commodore Van Diel
Mariella Lotti
as Countess Mercedes de Lopez
Massimo Serato
as Von Holstein
William Tubbs
as Pignatelli
Alberto Califano
as 1st Officer
Mario Auritano
as 2nd Officer
Arianne Arden
as Girl Watching Boats Land (uncredited)
Eric Culton
as 3rd Officer
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Uneven but inventive movie about a Zorro-style hero, theater and the French Revolution.

September 15, 2006 | Full Review…

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