The Princess and the Pirate

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Princess Margaret (Virginia Mayo) flees her father to marry a commoner, but is abducted by notorious pirate The Hook (Victor McLaglen). Also on board the pirate ship is The Great Sylvester (Bob Hope), a cowardly actor who, disguised as a gypsy woman, was kidnapped by The Hook's tattoo artist, Featherhead (Walter Brennan). Dismayed to learn Sylvester is a man, Featherhead forces him to steal The Hook's treasure map, and take both it and Margaret to a distant island so he can later claim them.

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Bob Hope
Sylvester the Great
Virginia Mayo
Princess Margaret
Victor McLaglen
Captain Barrett, The Hook
Hugo Haas
Owner of the 'Bucket of Blood'
Maude Eburne
Landlady of the 'Boar's Head Inn'
Adia Kuznetzoff
Don José Ramon Sebastian Rurales
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Critic Reviews for The Princess and the Pirate

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Audience Reviews for The Princess and the Pirate

  • May 03, 2012
    Wacky fun as The Great Sylvester,The Man With Seven Faces, sort of a early travelling performance artist, gets caught up with bloodthirsty pirates and a beautiful woman on the infamous Spanish Main. "Haven't you got any backbone, the girl asks our intrepid hero. "Yes, but not like you have", is the quick reply. Innocuous entertainment with the obligatory cameo at the last few frames ... guess who?
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  • Sep 05, 2010
    One of my favourite Hope movies, it's hilarious, and I love the ending. I highly recommend it if you're a fan too.
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  • May 27, 2008
    Old Bob Hope films were always amongst my favourites growing up, and this is one of his funniest. He plays Sylvester The Great, man of seven faces ("I travel a lot. With my act, it's safer!") who saves runaway princess Virginia Mayo from the clutches of evil buccaneer The Hook. The gags flow thick and fast complete with Hope's usual self-deprecating one liners and loads of slapstick and sight gags; if you imagine Pirates Of The Caribbean done by the Marx brothers you're in the right ball park. Walter Brennan is hilarious as a crazy old pirate and Mayo is very easy on the eye in the classic tradition of old style Hollywood glamour. It still makes me laugh out loud pretty much non-stop after all these years and is the kind of classic comedy that appeals to every age.
    xGary X Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2007
    "Who, me? I'm Charley's aunt!"
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