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A dashing pirate hero uses his wits and flashing rapier to rescue a noblewoman from certain death in this comical high-seas adventure. The woman herself is an excellent swordswoman and she, the pirate and his buddy Nick set sail to save Jamaica from the despotic rule of the villainous Lord Durant. The film is also titled The Scarlet Swashbuckler.

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Robert Shaw
as Ned Lynch
James Earl Jones
as Nick Debrett
Geneviève Bujold
as Jane Barnet
Peter Boyle
as Lord Durant
Beau Bridges
as Maj. Folly
Tom Clancy
as Mr. Moonbeam
Anjelica Huston
as Woman of Dark Visage
Bernard Behrens
as Sir James Barnet
Mark Baker
as Lute Player
Kip Niven
as Willard Culverwell
Louisa Horton
as Lady Barnet
Sid Haig
as Bald Pirate
Robert Ruth
as Bearded Pirate
Robert Morgan
as Peglegged Pirate
Jon Cedar
as Pirate Gun Captain
Diana Chesney
as Landlady
Manuel DePina
as Barnet Servant
Tom Lacy
as Chaplain
Alfie Wise
as Sailor
Harry Basch
as Banana Man
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This wonderfully old-fashioned pirates film is like a message from a sunken era, where sword fights are still filmed in wide shots, not a hundred cuts a minute. The mood is light and with plenty of humor, a couple of stunts spectacular, the locations feel real and set a nice Caribbean atmosphere. Sure, some parts of the film are a bit bumpy and feel dated, but overall this is a fun adventure film for a rainy Sunday afternoon. The main title score is also one of the most beautiful themes ever written.

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