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      The Crimson Pirate

      Released Sep 27, 1952 1h 44m Adventure List
      100% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 84% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 4/5 Jul 8, 2004 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins It proudly displays almost every corsair cliché, while Lancaster and his mute henchman Ojo employ plenty of gymnastics and playful forms of comical daredevilry. Rated: 6/10 Aug 18, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A pirate film to treasure. Rated: A Mar 28, 2020 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine An enjoyable burlesque of buccaneer action mellerdrammers. Burt Lancaster and Nick Cravat have the time of their lives as a pair of acrobatic sea-devils, and William Alwyn's rollicking musical score offers incidental pleasure. Oct 21, 2019 Full Review Charles Cassady Common Sense Media Carnival-like 1950s pirate yarn is fun for all. Rated: 4/5 Dec 15, 2010 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Light-hearted pirate spoof, with brilliant color and unusual science fiction elements. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Austin B Lancaster incredible. They don't make them like this anymore. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/10/24 Full Review Steve D A lot of fun only for Lancaster. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review Audience Member Fun, action packed acrobatic movie from my childhood. It was still fun. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/01/22 Full Review Russ G Great campy fun demonstrating Lancaster's tremendous range as an actor; here he is doing his best Errol Flynn impersonation in this sea-going send-up of pirate lore taking generous liberties with historical events and even the laws of physics. Tremendously choreographed stunt sequences that must have employed half of Hollywood..or, er, Italy! Miss Bartok is the eye candy but the love interest is secondary to the tongue-in-cheek humor. Lots of action but kept family-friendly; the pirates suffer nary an on-camera scratch. The pace bogs down a bit in the middle but it works up to the big crowd-pleasing finale. The villains are vanquished and our dashing hero gets the girl. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/01/22 Full Review Audience Member The best comedy movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this movie :-) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Robert Siodmak
      Producer
      Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster
      Screenwriter
      Roland Kibbee
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Home Vídeo
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 27, 1952, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 44m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)
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