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Complete List of Every Pirate Movie Ever Made Complete list of everyPirate Movie ever made This is a list of every known Pirate movie ever made but even with over 300 entries I admit that it is still somewhat incomplete Scarecrow And Mrs King The Complete Third Season Ep 11 The Wrong Way Home   If you happen to know of a pirate movie that I have missed please email me the details for that film and I will make sure that it gets added to the list Are you associated with a new Pirate movieDo you want some free advertising on a sitethat gets over 3000 unique hits a day Send me a copy of your film to review and list here so that your film gets some free publicity and exposure  email me for details All the movies below have been sorted alphabetically by title and then by their release date Click here to sort this list by Title Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Released 1952Made in USALength 70 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Comedy MusicalPKs Rating Synopsis Bud Abbott and Lou Costello star in this musical pirate comedy from director Charles Lamont who directed several films of the comedic duo Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Unwittingly possessing a treasure map the boys are kidnapped by villainous cutthroats Captains Kidd Charles Laughton and Bonney Hillary Brooke Screwball mayhem ensues in the best Abbott and Costello tradition   Adventures of Dave & Becky In Search of Pirate Treasure Volcano The Released 1997Made in USALength 35 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre ChildrenPKs Rating Synopsis Mindless childrens video about two Reporters Dave & Becky who are assigned to investigate the legend about pirate treasure hidden deep inside an active volcano in the South Pacific   Complete piece of garbage that I would strongly urge anyone to avoid Adventures of the Happy Pirates Doug & Gary Released 1991Made in USALength 60 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre ChildrenPKs Rating Synopsis This musical performance features the silly antics of Doug Ladd and Gary Smith as the Happy Pirates This concert is full of original songs and fun ~ All Movie Guide Against All Flags Released 1952Made in USALength 83 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In 1700 the pirates of Madagascar menace the India trade British officer Brian Hawke has himself cashiered flogged and set adrift to infiltrate the pirate republic Hawke soon meets lovely Spitfire Stevens a pirate captain in her own right and the sparks begin to fly but wooing a pirate poses unique problems Especially after he rescues adoring young Princess Patma from a captured ship Meanwhile Hawkes secret mission proceeds to an actionpacked climax   Not the best Pirate film ever or even the best Errol Flynn Movie but still a great Pirate flick Anne of the Indiesa k a La Mujer Pirata Released 1951Made in USALength 81 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Jean Peters is at her feisty best in Anne of the Indies Harboring a grudge against all men and not without reason Anne becomes Captain Providence one of the most notorious pirate leaders of the Spanish Main Anne is pursued by French captain Pierre la Rochelle Louis Jourdan who intends to bring her to justice To this end La Rochelle makes romantic overtures to Anne but she gloms onto his scheme and abducts the captain and his wife Molly Debra Paget After leaving her victims to die on a desert island Anne relents and rescues them She later fully redeems herself at great personal cost during a battle with her fiercest rival Blackbeard Thomas Gomez Few actresses could have pulled off the contrarilywritten title character in Anne of the Indies with as much determination and conviction as Jean Peters surprisingly the actress was reportedly never comfortable before the cameras often insisting that shed rather be a schoolteacher ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Le Avventure di Mary Reada k a Queen of the Seas Hell Below Deck Released 1961Made in ItalyLength 87 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage Italian English version is dubbedGenre Action Adventure RomancePKs Rating Synopsis Redhead Mary is a girl who dresses like a man to better approach and rob the jewels worn by the pretty ladies of her time The Kings Guard captures her and she finds herself in the same cell with Peter Goodwin a nobleman who pretends to be a robber like her to flirt with her After her evasion Mary goes up the ladder in her criminal life becoming a good pirate under captain Poof When the captain dies the only man aboard who is respected by every faction among the pirates is Mary She represents a menace to the Florida Governor who invites a nobleman to lead the Kings naval forces against the pirates Peter Goodwin Bad Bug Bee and the Pirate Ants Released 2000Made in USALength 24 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Animated ChildrenPKs Rating Synopsis Childrens morality tale about an insect named Christopher Bee who was a respectable member of the hive until he meets Doddsy the Ant   The two of them play pirates and get into trouble An imaginative animated story about forgiveness so heavy on the sap that Id probably need at least two beers to be able to sit through it again Winner of the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence btw Barbary Pirate Released 1949Made in USALength 65 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The U S government sends Major Thomas Blake Donald Woods on a secret mission when the Bey of Tripoli Stefan Schnabel starts demanding tribute from American merchant ships in the Mediterranean in the early 1800s His pose as a Tory on the ship alienates his fellow passengers Anne Ridgeway Trudy Marshall and her brother Sam Ross Ford Off Tripoli the ship is captured by the Beys pirates but Blake makes a friend of the Bey when he saves his life Blake learns that a servant girl Zoltah Leonore Aubert and her friends ate plotting to kill the Bey and that the Bey also has a spy in the State Department Tobias Sharpe Matthew Boulton who has been sending advance information about American ship movements Bigorne La Released 1958Made in ItalyLength 87 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage FrenchGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis This Gallic costume farce is set in the 18th century The plot concerns a group of funloving French soldiers who manage to circumvent a band of cutthroat pirates and win the undying loyalty of a tribal potentate In so doing our heroes secure possession of a group of unclaimed islands for the French Crown Considering the ongoing problems in Indochina and Algeria one would think that the history of French colonization would be the last subject any producer would pick for a film let alone a comedy like La Bigorne Caporal de France For the record the films romantic throughline is carried by Francois Perier and Rosanna Podesta ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Black Pirate The Released 1926Made in USALength 85 MinutesRated GFormat ColorizedLanguage SilentGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The Black Pirate is a 1926 adventure silent film shot entirely in Technicolor which tells the story of a young nobleman who infiltrates a ship full of pirates to avenge his fathers death The film stars Douglas Fairbanks Donald Crisp Sam De Grasse and Billie Dove In one long dramatic scene Fairbanks acting alone seizes a merchant ship In another famous scene he sticks his dagger into the mainsail and rides it all the way down from top to bottom cutting the sail in half as he goes Worth noting the film features many special effects including some spectacular models of sailing ships The Black Pirate was the third feature to be filmed in an early twocolor Technicolor process that had been first introduced in the 1922 feature Toll of the Sea This reproduces a limited but pleasing range of colors The script was adapted by Jack Cunningham from a story by Fairbanks who used his middle names Elton Thomas as a pseudonym This film was directed by Albert Parker and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry Black Pirates The a k a Pirata negro El Mexico Released 1954Made in MexicoLength 72 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis 1954s The Black Pirates stars Anthony Dexter who three years earlier hadnt quite set boxoffice records afire with his portrayal of Rudolph Valentino Dexter heads a band of pirates who land in a sleepy Mexican village A buried treasure is rumored to be somewhere in the vicinity and the pirates want to get their grimy mitts on it They enslave the villagers and force them to dig for the treasure Black Pirates was written by Fred Freiberger the man later responsible for the upanddown third season of TVs Star Trek It was filmed on location in Mexico and released stateside by Lippert Films ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Black Swan The Released 1942Made in USALength 85 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Carribean of Buccaneers When one of them apparently abducts the previous governors pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels things are set for a fight If you love films of mutineers swashbuckling adventure and roguish characters then this film is for you Blackbeard the Pirate Released 1952Made in USALength 99 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In 1674 reformed pirate Sir Henry Morgan is a high official in Jamaica but Edward Maynard hopes to win a large reward by proving Morgan still dabbles in piracy Maynard goes undercover as ships surgeon with a Morgan henchman whos been supplanted by notorious Blackbeard himself Also on the ship is Edwina Mansfield seemingly a damsel in distress to whom theres much more than meets the eye   Robert Newtons performance is phenomenal   Blackbeards Ghost Released 1968Made in USALength 107 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Children Comedy DisneyPKs Rating Synopsis In this surprisingly funny Disney comedy Peter Ustinov is the famous pirate Blackbeards ghost that returns to our time 1960 Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife who was a notorious witch so that he will never die The only way to break the curse is to do for once in his life a good act Is the famous pirate able to do something good   Boy and the Pirates The Released 1960Made in USALength 82 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Children FamilyPKs Rating Synopsis Quickieflick entrepreneur Bert I Gordon makes a bid for the kiddie trade in The Boy and the Pirates Charles Herbert the juvenile star of 13 Ghosts plays a contemporary kid who finds a bottle on the beach The bottle contains genie Joseph Turkel a loyal member of Stanley Kubricks stock company who whisks Herbert back in time and on board the pirate ship captained by Bluebeard Murvyn Vye whose performance is as shamelessly overthetop as anything concocted by Robert Newton Reams of stock footage later Herbert escapes Bluebeards clutches together with his new friend Susan Gordon Bert I Gordons daughter Veteran Hollywood scrivener Lillie Hayward brings some muchneeded class and polish to the lowbudget proceedings ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Breed of the Sea Released 1926Made in USALength 6 ReelsRated GFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Tod and Tom Pembroke both Ince are twin brothers who are divinity students Both of them love Ruth Featherstone the deans daughter Dorothy Dunbar but Tod is expelled and since he knows Ruth loves Tom he leaves for China Years later after Tom has graduated and married Ruth he travels to the island of Paroa to establish a mission But difficulties arise when he catches island fever and the ship is captured by the notorious pirate Blaze Devine Devine however turns out to be Tod and when he discovers his brothers plans he goes to Paroa in his place Bully Rawden the head trader on the island Alphonz Ethier is determined to keep any missionaries away While Tod is busy trying to vanquish him his daughter Marietta Margaret Livingston falls in love with him After a lot of fighting between Tod and Bullys men they come to an agreement Bully will allow a missionary on the island if Tods pirate crew stops pillaging his ships Tom fully recovered takes his place on the island and when Tod leaves he finds that Marietta has stowed away on his ship ~ Janiss Garza All Movie Guide Buccaneer Bunny Released 1948Made in USALength 7 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AnimatedPKs Rating Synopsis Classic but typical Bugs Bunny cartoon in which Pirate Yosemite Sam chases Bugs all over the ship to find out where the buried treasure is   Awesome Buccaneer The Released 1938Made in USALength 124 MinutesRated GFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In the War of 1812 the British have sacked Washington and hope to capture New Orleans where pirate Jean Lafitte romances blueblooded Annette de Remy and openly sells his loot in a pirates market while taking careful measure to never attack American ships Can the British bribe Lafitte to help them Can Lafitte persuade American authorities of his loyalty Will a love triangle between Annette and pretty Dutch girl Gretchen survivor of a pirates prize bring about Lafittes undoing Can this movie possibly get any cheesier Buccaneers Girl Released 1950Made in USALength 77 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure Romance MusicalPKs Rating Synopsis Robin Hoodlike pirate Baptiste takes only the ships of rich but wicked trader Narbonne Fun loving Debbie a passenger from his latest prize stows away on the pirate ship and falls for the pirate later having become a New Orleans entertainer she meets his alter ego whos engaged to the governors daughter Sea battles and land rescues follow in lighthearted style Buccaneers The Released 1924Made in USALength 20 MinutesRated GFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The silent tworeel Our Gang comedy The Buccaneers was originally released on March 9 1924 As the films title suggests the gang decides to become pirates but their jerrybuilt galleon sinks to the bottom of the harbor the moment its christened with a ketchup bottle Undaunted the kids stow away on Captain Whelans scow and before long find themselves on the high seas Rescued by a passing Navy battleship the kids are immediately put to work by the captain who intends to discourage the youngsters from yearning for a life at sea Although the kids manage to elude the captain and the crew theyre not so lucky when their parents catch up with them A subplot involves the efforts by fat Joe Cobb to deliver a package of fish which mysteriously disappears thanks to a pack of hungry felines An abbreviated version of The Buccaneers retitled The Pirates was included in the Mischief Makers TV package in 1960 ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Buccaneers The Released 1956Made in USALength 975 minutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Made for TVPKs Rating Synopsis Captain Dan Tempest was an expirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers Tempest and Lt Beamish the Crownappointed deputy governor were uneasy allies fighting the Spanish privateers who were ravaging the Caribbean Caesar against the Piratesa k a Giulio Cesare contro i pirati Released 1960Made in ItalyLength 127 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage Italian English DubbedGenre Action Adventure DramaPKs Rating Synopsis Julius Caesar flees Rome because of a conspiracy against him and takes refuge by the king of Bitinia He finds a woman there and while he escorts her to Rhodes their ship is attacked Caught by the pirates he asks for help to get back to Rome Capitan Lea k a Captain Blood Released 1960Made in ItalyLength 111 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Good swashbuckler set in France by the time King Louis XIII was just a teenager It seems that nobody wants to see him sitting on the throne including his lovely mother But there is a loyal nobleman who will fight bravely to put things in order Legendary French actor Jean Marais is a bit too old to play the hero but he tries hard and really does a good job As the comic relief comedian Bourvil plays the street artist who helps Marais in his mission Fencing and action sequences dont look as great as in Errol Flynns classics but the old castles are real and Le Capitan provides a good fun for its audience By the way English title Captain Blood makes no sense this captain has no relation neither to 1935 Hollywood classic nor to Rafael Sabatinis novel this one is based on Michel Zevacos histories Captain Blood Released 1924Made in USALength 110 MinutesRated GFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Although the Warner Bros version of Rafael Sabatinis novel made Errol Flynn a star in 1935 it wasnt the first time the romantic adventure was made into a film J Warren Kerrigan starred as Peter Blood the physician turned pirate in this silent Vitagraph version Peter Blood gets lumped in with a group of rebels who have plotted against King James and is sent to the island of Barbados as a slave He is purchased along with his friend Jeremy Pitt James Morrison by Colonel Bishop Wilfred North at the request of his willful niece Arabella Jean Paige When a Spanish ship takes over the town Blood leads the slaves and captures the vessel After becoming the terror of the seas but never attacking an English ship Blood and his men rescue Lord Wade Allan Forrest and Arabella from a burning ship When William III ascends to the British throne Blood aligns himself with the new king defeats the French fleet and saves Port Royal He is appointed governor of Jamaica for his heroic deeds and finally wins the hand of Arabella ~ Janiss Garza All Movie Guide Captain Blood Released 1935Made in USALength 119 MinutesRated GFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis This is one of my favorite pirate movie & the film that helped Errol Flynn make a name for himself And its an earlier teaming of Flynn Olivia de Havilland Basil Rathbone and director Michael Curtiz than The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 too The film was Oscar nominated as was Curtiz and its Writing Also see Guy Kibbee as one of Flynns compatriots Dr Peter Blood Flynn is convicted of treason for treating an enemy of the king He is sold into slavery where he meets and is temporarily saved by a beautiful woman de Havilland the daughter of the man Lionel Atwill in control of the island where he is taken But Blood leads the other slaves on an escape They steal a boat and become successful pirates with Blood as their captain Of course he must be pursued and he must rescue de Havilland from Rathbone and eventually the pirates become involved on the right side of the war between their former Britain and France   The film is a must see for ANY pirate enthusiast Captain Calamitya k a Sinful Cargo Released 1936Made in USALength 66 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In the South Seas Bill Jones George Houston captain of the schooner Marigold is known as Captain Calamity as he is quick to fight or frolic Stone broke on the island of Quica and with his ship in need or restocking Bill accepts an ancient Spanish doubloon from a young Australian named Carr Barry Nortonin exchange for taking him to Tapillo where Carr can take a ship to Sidney Bill gives the doubloon to trader Joblin Louis Natheauxfor supplies and does not bother to correct the traders impression that he has found a fabulous horde of pirate gold With Madame Gruen Margaret Irving a slatternly jade who runs a waterfront boarding house and Samson the everoily Roy DArcy her paramour Joblin schemes to seize Captain Bills supposed treasure trove Together they gather a a crew of cutthroats led by Black Pierre George J Lewis leader of the scum of the waterfront dives to seize the treasure Bill also meets Dr Kelkey Crane Wilbur loser in many bouts with a brandy bottle and his ward Madge Lewis Marian Nixon on a mission to find the man who murdered and robbed her father in Australia Bill agrees to help her but does not remember her as the young girl he had saved from a sinking ship a dozen years before Captain Hareblower Released 1954Made in USALength 7 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Animated CartoonPKs Rating Synopsis Bugs will not bend to the threats of Pirate Yosemite Sam   Awesome Captain Horatio Hornblower Released 1951Made in UKLength 117 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis A reasonably accurate screen adaptation of BEAT TO QUARTERS by C S Forester about the British naval captain during the Napoleonic Wars Hornblower is sent to the pacific coast of Latin America to bring arms to a rebel leader against Spain only to find he must also defeat a ship nearly half again the size of his frigate Lydia Adventure yarn with a romance slipped in Captain Kidd Released 1922Made in USALength 31 Episode SerialRated PGFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Serial 31 reelsPKs Rating Synopsis One of few surviving examples of a onceprolific serial kings work First Captain Kidd and his pirates in a shipboard battle then a thrilling modernday fire sequence as Eddie tries to rescue a lady from a burning building Im assuming that this serial included action in both the past and the present otherwise this scene must be from another Polo serial Its still exciting though no matter where it originated Survival Status Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive episodes 1 2 5 13 and 14 in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive episode 13 in the UCLA Film & Television Archive film archive episode 2 in the Academy Film Archive film archive unidentified episode 16mm reduction positive and in the Filmoteca Espanola film archive unidentified episode 35mm positive the film is presumed lost Captain Kidda k a Adventure on the High Seas Released 1945Made in USALength 83 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In this unhistorical account Capt William Kidd is already a clever ruthless pirate when in 1699 he tricks the king into commissioning him as escort for a treasure ship from India He enlists a crew of pardoned cutthroats and Orange Povey whom Kidd once abandoned on a reef and hoped never to see again Of course Kidds intentions are treacherous But theres more to gunner Adam Mercy than meets the eye Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl Released 1954Made in USALength 89 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis What a great title but it all goes downhill pretty fast from there on out Anthony Dexter who had essayed the title role in the 1951 biopic Valentino plays a beardless Captain Kidd Eva Gabor who would later costar with Arnold the Pig on TVs Green Acres is the slave girl Gabor has been dispatched by the villains to seduce Kidd and determine the whereabouts of the pirates legendary buried treasure She falls in love with him instead standing by his side as he fights his way through reels and reels of stock footage from old Hollywood swashbucklers Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl was produced by Edward Smalland is small in every sense of the word ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Captain Pirate Released 1952Made in USALength 85 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis This aboveaverage Louis Hayward swashbuckler was sumptuously produced by Columbias resident western specialist Harry Joe Brown Adapted from Rafael Sabatinis Captain Blood Returns the film stars Hayward as physicianturnedbuccaneer Peter Blood Now respectably retired in the West Indies Blood is shaken out of his complacency when he is accused of returning to piracy Given a chance to clear his name Blood reassembles his old crew to track down the villain whos pilfered his good name The excellent cast includes John Sutton George Givot Ted de Corsia and in larger roles than usual Charles Irwin and Rex Evans And what would a Columbia pirate picture be without leading lady Patricia Medina ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Captain Ron Released 1992Made in USALength 100 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Comedy FamilyPKs Rating Synopsis I fully realize that noone else in the world liked this movie but me but I loved it   The only thing I would have done differently is replace Martin Short with anyone else maybe Chevy Chase After Martin Shorts character inherits a yacht he totes his dysfunctional family from suburban Chicago to the Caribbean to claim it Not having any skill at boating he hires longhaired oneeyed lowlife Captain Ron to pilot the heap to Miami During the journey the somewhat inept sailor frequently loses his way while becoming a hit with everyone in the family except Martin Kurt Russel is phenomenal as the grizzled sea captain in this movie Hollywood should definitely make a pirate film with him in it Caribbeana k a Caribbean Gold Released 1952Made in USALength 97 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In 1728 while hunting ducks Dick Lindsay comes across a pirate named Francis Barclay burying a treasurechest Barclay and his lieutenant Burford take Lindsay prisoner aboard their ship the Black Panther Barclay decides to use Lindsay to infiltrate the fortified island of his bitter enemy Andrew MacAllister Twentyone years ago MacAllister abducted Barclays wife and daughter and sold Barclay into slavery Barclay has a scar burned into Lindsays face so that hell resemble MacAllisters nephew Barclay then arranges for Lindsay to be washed up on MacAllisters island MacAllister who hasnt seen his nephew for 20 years accepts Lindsays false identity However while Lindsay is supposed to pave the way for Barclays invasion of the island he becomes sidetracked by a rebellion among MacAllisters slaves and by his growing attraction to MacAllisters beautiful daughter Christine Carry On Jack Released 1963Made in USALength 91 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Carry On Jack was the first historical epic in the Carry On series but was also probably the most forgettable Its not so much that it is a bad film but it lacks the spirit of the later Carry Ons probably as there are so many of the regulars missing theres no Sid James Joan Sims Barbara Windsor Hattie Jaques or Kenneth Connor Only Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey are the main regulars to be featured in this chapter though Jim Dale starred in many of the 1960s Carry Ons has a cameo role Bernard Cribbins blends in with the cast as though hed always been a regular plays Albert PoopDecker an unlucky man who after years of struggle finally wins his commission only to have his identity rank and uniform stolen from him by Sally Juliet Mills who he soon falls in love with The historical accuracy is impressive with the sets and the costumes but this Carry On film misses its mark slightly though Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey are on fine form throughout An adequate comedy China Seas Released 1935Made in USALength 90 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Dynamic Alan Gaskell captains a ship bound from Hong Kong to Singapore Gaskell tries to turn over a new leaf from his harddrinking lifestyle after becoming attached to a refined high class English lady Sybil Barclay His former girlfriend Dolly is extremely jealous of the budding relationship and tries hard to get the Captain back He is apparently unimpressed with her loud obnoxious and uncivilized manners even though she is extremely beautiful After a temporary take over of the ship by goldseeking Asian pirates Captain Gaskell must deal with the fact that Dolly and her drinking pal Jamesey MacArdle are implicated in the crime City ConfidentialKey West Pirates in Paradise Released 2000Made in USALength 50 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis Today is the day Mel Fishers stubborn mantra would prove correct in 1985 when he unearthed the remains of the Spanish ship Nuestra Senora de Atocha off of Floridas coast Though he remains one of the worlds mostrespected treasure hunters Fishers final days were filled with controversy City Confidential Key West Pirates in Paradise explores the discovery that surprised a seaside community Though he had made a fortune collecting the goods of underwater wrecks Fisher fell victim to a dishonest companion In 1998 officials raided Fishers Key West shop under the suspicion he was selling fake coins When the accusation was substantiated Fisher was shocked and agreed to make reparations He died weeks later A&E explores the glories and pitfalls of the scavenging trade in this onehour program ~ Sarah Ing All Movie Guide Learn more about treasure hunting here Clash of the Space Pirates Released 1999Made in USALength 100 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Animated MangaPKs Rating Synopsis Captain Harlock returns in his own new series Here the popular space pirate is after a killer who has stolen a legendary treasure and awakened an entire planet of violent and angry gods Taking it upon himself to save humanity from being caught in the crossfire Captain Harlock goes on a quest to return the stolen treasure to its rightful owners Clothes Make the Pirate Released 1925Made in USALength 90 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre DramaPKs Rating Synopsis After his impressive screen debut in Sally stage comedian Leon Errol became a fullfledged film star with this picture set in New Englands colonial days Tidd Errol is a henpecked tailor who secretly dreams of being a pirate In fact he even makes himself a pirate costume which unnerves his wife Betsy Dorothy Gish He winds up hiding in a small boat where he is found by a rough crew and mistaken for notorious pirate chief Dixie Bull He is taken on board where he gets to live out his dreams Betsy and Tidds niece Nancy Downs Edna Murphy board the Frolic in their search for Tidd and their vessel gets in a battle with the pirate ship Tidd wins and demands that the women be handed over of course they are Betsy Nancy and a vamp Madame LaTour Nita Naldi Tidd finally comes facetoface with the real Dixie Bull Walter Law and he agrees to a duel When Bull trips and falls Tidd leaps on him and declares himself the victor The truth is he is more than happy to go back to his normal bland life with one change now he can order his wife around Dorothy Gishs thenhusband James Rennie has a supporting role as Nancys sweetheart ~ Janiss Garza All Movie Guide Cold Steel Released 1921Made in USALength UnknownRated PGFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Action SuspensePKs Rating Synopsis Veteran producerdirectoractor J P McGowan starred in this lowbudget silent action melodrama as an engineer who promises his dying father to hunt down the men who robbed him of valuable land in the west McGowan does just that but the gang hires an attorney to keep the nosy engineer at bay Said attorney Nigel de Brulier alas is a friend of McGowans and obtains further evidence of the gangs wrongdoings The gang leaders son Stanhope Wheatcroft manages to flee with the evidence but McGowan and his girlfriend Kathleen Clifford track him down The director of this little film Sherwood MacDonald was formerly associated to the Balboa Amusement Corporation of Long Beach California ~ Hans J Wollstein All Movie Guide Cold Steel for Tortugaa k a Avventuriero della tortuga L Released 1965Made in ItalyLength 97 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage English dubbedGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis An adventurer recruits several pirates to help him rescue both his girl and the gold stolen from him by a scheming politician The Italian film is dubbed into English so brace yourself with a couple of beers or else youll never make it through this one Colonel Heeza Liar and the Piratesa k a Colonel Heeza Liars Ancestor Released 1916Made in USALength UnknownRated GFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Animation Comedy ShortPKs Rating Never seen itSynopsis Originally created to be parody of President Theodore Roosevelt Colonel Heeza Liar sound out the name for the lame joke tells a number of highly unlikely stories   Early political satire in cartoon form Conquest Released 1996Made in USALength 110 MinutesRated AdultFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdultPKs Rating Synopsis A pirate based adult film set on the high seas with low morals If the lust of the ages could settle into one epic this would be it Wicked Pictures and ArmstrongSteele present an epic saga of desire and revenge A weak story full of hard action Lavish shipboard and island locations a real story with lame but decent characters that will remind you of some of the early 1950s serial tripes Highly recommend for any teenage male in that awkward adoloescent phase Corsario Negro Ela k a The Black Pirate The Black Privateer Released 1944Made in MexicoLength 100 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis This Mexican drama features murder revenge ruling power and romance in Eighteenth century Maracaibo How could that come out so weak Corsican Brothers The Released 1941Made in USALength 112 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Siamese twins sons of a Corsican nobleman are separated and hidden just as the entire family is wiped out by a robber baron Twenty years later the two young men meet One grew up in Paris the other sheltered by a family retainer in Corsica The two brothers have a telepathic link and feel each others emotions They once again separate but this time to confuse and wreak vengeance on the villain responsible for the demise of their kin Based on a story by Alexander Dumas Corsican Brothers The Released 1985Made in USALength 100 MinutesRated RFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure ComedyPKs Rating Synopsis Filmed on location Somewhere in France this umpteenth version of Dumas The Corsican Brothers stars the zonedout comedy team of Cheech and Chong Perhaps inspired by the Ritz Bros spin on The Three Musketeers the duo retains enough of the original story about twin brothers who feel one anothers pain to keep the plot going but try to inject their own peculiar brand of humor throughout The films highlight is a duel with two loaves of stale bread Yes thats the highlight Just as the 1930s comedy team of Wheeler and Woolsey lost their audience when they dropped their risque humor and Prohibition gags so too do Cheech and Chong falter when not indulging in the drugoriented comedy which made them famous in the early 1970s ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Count of Monte Cristo The Released 1934Made in USALength 119 MinutesRated GFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis A classic swashbuckler based on the 1844 novel by Alexander Dumas It tells the story of Edmond Dantes a sailor who was unjustly imprisoned for years but escapes to look for the culprits who framed him Donats performance was enough to earn him the leading candidacy for Captain Blood and The Adventures of Robin Hood which he eventually lost to the thenunknown Errol Flynn Crimson Blade Thea k a Scarlet Blade The Released 1963Made in UKLength 82 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Its the Cavaliers vs the Copperheads in this costume drama set during the 17thcentury British Civil War Our sympathies are supposed to be with Oliver Cromwells underground troopsand they are since the arrogant Cromwell isnt around to comprise his followers heroism Lionel Jeffries loyal to Cromwell is confounded by his daughter June Thorburns fidelity to the Throne Oliver Reed costars as Jeffries righthand man and Junes boyfriend Crimson Blade does little to clarify the complex issues attending the war but it delivers the goods in the action department ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Crimson Pirate The Released 1952Made in USALength 104 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure ComedyPKs Rating Synopsis Released well after Douglas Fairbankss and Errol Flynns heydays this way too cheesy goodnatured Burt Lancaster vehicle is nevertheless a good example of the classic albeit a little campy swashbuckler film genre Set in the 16th century along the Spanish Main this lusty adventure both expands on and explodes genre conventions Lancaster a circus acrobat before turning to movies in the 40s gives what may be his most physical performance as swordforhire Captain Vallo a k a the Crimson Pirate Nick Cravat Lancasters reallife circus buddy matches the star leap for leap somersault for somersault as Vallos mute sidekick The fetching Eva Bartok causes Vallo to throw over the Spanish for rebel forces and a young Christopher Lee demonstrates the swordsmanship that would later make him a natural in Richard Lesters The Three Musketeers Director Robert Siodmak known for his claustrophobic noir thrillers 1946s The Killers handled most of the interiors while Lancaster coordinated the tongueincheek humor and macho derringdo The broadly played action scenes including the climactic 18minute battle aboard a frigate wouldnt be improved on for another three decadesby Spielbergs Raiders of the Lost Ark The big difference Harrison Ford needed a stunt double Lancaster didnt Crusader Rabbit VS the   Released 1949Made in USALength 83 minutesRated GFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AnimatedPKs Rating Synopsis Crusader Rabbit is out to get the pirates and put them in their place This show was the first animated TV show for kids Cutthroat Island Released 1995Made in USALength 123 MinutesRated PG13Format ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis A lot of people have some very negative things to say about this movie but in the end I want to give it credit for single handedly reviving the dead industry of highbudget full blown Pirate movies   Plus if you get past the holes in the plot and terrible ending its actually a pretty fun movie to watch Morgan Adams Geena Davis and her slave William Shaw Matthew Modine are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map Unfortunately the final portion is held by her murderous uncle Dawg Frank Langella Her crew is sceptical of her leadership abilities so she must complete her quest before they mutiny against her This is made yet more difficult by the efforts of the British crown to end her piratical raids Dancing Pirate The Released 1936Made in USALength 83 MinutesRated NRFormat Color TechnicolorLanguage EnglishGenre MusicalPKs Rating Synopsis This is certainly an oddity but worth catching for Oscar nominated Choreography it was a category in 1936 and a forgotten dancer Charles Collins in the lead Movie comes with  a handful of Rodgers and Hart songs and good use of Technicolor Daphne and the Pirate Released 1916Made in USALength UnknownRated GFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Adventure DramaPKs Rating Never saw itSynopsis Lillian Gish shows almost as much spunk in this picture as her hoydenish sister Dorothy Gish usually did Daphne La Tour Gish is the daughter of a destitute French nobleman in the early 18th century Because he is the favorite at the kings court Philip de Mornay Elliot Dexter can probably have any woman he wants but he likes Daphnes audacity So he orders his men to kidnap her and take her to the home of Franchette a popular madam Lucile Young But before he can fetch her he is forced to flee and is captured by pirates Meanwhile Franchettes place is overtaken by soldiers who are rounding up women to send to Louisiana where wives are sorely needed Daphne is among the young ladies captured but the ship they are on is attacked by the pirates Daphne helps save the day for the Frenchmen and as a result she saves Philips life Although she has been sold to Jamie DArcy Walter Long she nevertheless manages to marry Philip when they reach Louisiana ~ Janiss Garza All Movie Guide Davy Crockett & The River Pirates Released 1956Made in USALength 81 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The legendary Davy Crockett Fess Parker and his friend George Russell Buddy Ebsen are traveling along when the accidentally end up on the bad side of Mike Fink Fink bets the pair that he can beat them in a race to New Orleans Though Fink tries all sorts of devious methods to win in the end honesty wins out Along the way the group faces off with the River Pirates who have been posing as Native Americans to kill travelling settlers This fun Disney family film full of action and adventure first appeared as a twopart special on the Disney television series and remains as energetic and inspiring today as when it first aired Dead Men Tell Released 1941Made in USALength 60 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre MysteryPKs Rating Synopsis Just as elderly Miss Nodbury is ready to leave on a treasure hunt for a family fortune she is scared to death by the ghost of a pirate ancestor Charlie Chan investigates the rest of the clan Desperate Voyage Released 1980Made in USALength 95 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure Drama ThrillerPKs Rating Book version gets Synopsis Christopher Plummer has all the best dialogue in the hokey madeforTVer Desperate Voyage Plummer plays a modernday pirate who hijacks private yachts steals the valuables on board and weeping crocodile tears sends the passengers to Davy Jones Locker His captives on this voyage are Cliff Potts Christine Belford Lara Parker and Nicholas Pryor none of whom have any intention of being tossed into the briny Much was made of the fact that Desperate Voyage was filmed entirely at sea with no studio work Those who didnt suffer from mal de mer were able to watch this film from start to finish when it debuted November 29 1980 ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide DevilShip Pirates The Released 1964Made in UKLength 89 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Historical AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis A pirate ship fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada suffers damage and must put into a village on the British coast for repairs The village is small and isolated and the Spanish convince the villagers that the English fleet has been defeated and that they the Spanish are now their masters This results in the villagers sullen cooperation but rumors and unrest begin to spread and soon the Spanish pirates find themselves facing a revolt Dick Deadeye or Duty Done Released 1976Made in UKLength 81 MinutesRated GFormat Color TechnicolorLanguage EnglishGenre Action SuspensePKs Rating Synopsis It is surprising that Dick Deadeye has largely disappeared without a trace Based on the drawings of Gerlad Scarfe the story is cobbled together from a selection of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas Mikado Pirates of Penzance HMS Pinafore to name only three The story is fine for a cartoon but there are a LOT of musical moments with updated versions of well known G&S songs plus a few new ones The Moon & I sung by Linda Lewis was even a minor hit in 1976 but this didnt seem to help the film receive greater viewing audiences It did not receive a full UK distribution but did play in selected art house cinemas then disappeared without a trace As far as I am aware it has never released on video or DVD Diablos del mar Los Released 1981Made in SpainLength 84 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage SpanishGenre Action SuspensePKs Rating Synopsis A slave hunter attacks a ship on sea in which six girls are on their way to Australia They succeed in escaping and are eventually picked up by a whaler Divot Diggers Mamas Little Pirate Released 1936Made in USALength 45 MinutesRated TVFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre ComedyPKs Rating Synopsis An OUR GANG Comedy Short in which Spanky Against his mothers wishes takes the Gang searching for Pirate treasure in a dark cave Fun short film 20 Minutes long Highlight the attack of the Giant played by R E Tex Madsen voice by longtime comedian Billy Bletcher This was one of the films where Buckwheat is supposedly played by a female character Doctor Who The Pirate Planet Released 1975Made in UKLength 101 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre SciFiPKs Rating Synopsis Normally I would not have included this scifi movie in this list except for two thing It involves pirates as a key plot element and the episode was written by the amazing  Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy   Nuff said Dora the Explorer Treasure Island Released 2000Made in USALength 25 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AnimatedPKs Rating Synopsis Childrens cartoonabout Dora and her friends journeying to a place called Treasure Island to reclaim some sort of magical chest full of costumes   Three drink minimum on this one Double Crossbones Released 1951Made in USALength 75 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Musical ComedyPKs Rating Synopsis Double Crossbones is an unusually elaborate comedy vehicle for Donald OConnor Set in the Carolinas in the 18th century the film casts OConnor as Davy Crandall a bumbling shopkeepers apprentice Davys boss Hayden Rourke is in cahoots with the corrupt colonial governor John Emery who in turn deals directly with the pirates who sail in and out of port with impunity Unfairly accused of piracy Davy finds refuge on a buccaneers boat Through circumstances better seen than described our hapless hero gains the reputation of being the boldest pirate on the Seven Seas The stellar supporting cast includes Helena Carter as the heroine Will Geer as OConnors aidedecamp and Hope Emerson Alan Napier and Robert Barrat cast respectively as notorious pirates Anne Bonney Capt Kidd and Henry Morgan Dr Syn Released 1937Made in UKLength 80 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis When customs and excise men arrive at the village of Dymchurch in Kent they uncover an intricate smuggling network being coordinated by the local parson Dr Syn Unknown to all but a few locals Dr Syn also hides a secret past that he was once the notorious pirate Captain Clegg Dr Syn Alias the Scarecrowa k a Scarecrow of Romny Marsh Released 1962Made in USALength 98 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis This Disney drama is essentially a Zorro movie without any Mexican people in it   Originally broadcast as a three part TV show it tells the story of a vicars priest double life Outwardly he is the model of upstanding citizenship and loyalty to an oppressive British government But he is also a notorious smuggler who uses his illgotten gains to benefit his impoverished village Sound familiar to the Z man Fair Wind to Java Released 1953Made in USALength 92 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The Dutch East Indies at the end of the nineteenth century An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10000 precious diamonds Unfortunately hes not the only one and then theres also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau waiting to explode in its historical disastrous eruption Fire Over England Released 1937Made in UKLength 89 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Captured during a tempestuous sea battle with the Spanish navy Michael Ingolby is allowed to escape by the Spanish commander who happens to be an old friend of his father He only makes it as far as the Spanish coast but survives when a sympathetic family takes him in and nurses him back to health While recuperating Michael learns that his father has been executed by the Spaniards Devastated he flees home to England in a rickety fishing boat and reports the news to Queen Elizabeth urging her to attack Spain Queen Elizabeth is impressed by the young mans patriotism and sends Michael back to Spain with orders to enter King Philips court as a spy Once here he uncovers a plot to assassinate Elizabeth but is eventually recognized by the Spaniards and imprisoned Once again with help from his captors Michael escapes making it back to England just in time to warn the Queen and participate in an attack on the mighty Armada Fire Over England premiered in Los Angeles on January 8 1937  This movie was the first British film to premiere in Los Angeles Originally the production was to be called Gloriana with Conrad Veidt slated to star as Michael Ingolby the part ultimately went to Olivier  The Hays Office requested that a scene in which Laurence Olivier yells Fire Fire be deleted for fear that audiences would take heed of the warning and charge out of the theatre First Kiss The Released 1928Made in USALength 60 MinutesRated GFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Drama RomancePKs Rating Never saw itSynopsis I cannot find a copy of this film anywhere so I really cant say what its about Sorry Fortunes of Captain Blood Released 1950Made in USALength 91 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Based loosely on the same Rafael Sabatini novel which served as the inspiration for the 1935 Errol Flynn vehicle Captain Blood the film stars Louis Hayward as Irish doctor Peter Blood who is exiled from England after treating the wounds of an enemy to the crown Blood and several other outcasts turn to piracy terrorizing merchant vessels of all nationalities Dogging Captain Bloods trail is the heavy of the piece the Marquis de Riconete George Macready Also appearing are Patricia Medina Columbias stock costumedrama heroine as the marquis niece and Alfonso Bedoya immortalized as the Mexican bandit Gold Hat in Treasure of the Sierra Madre as a sadistic prison overseer The battle scenes in Fortunes of Captain Blood would be cannibalized time and again over the next few years by quickieflick producer Sam Katzman ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Frenchmans Creek Released 1944Made in USALength 113 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Historical RomancePKs Rating Synopsis Unless youre in for real camp where the men are prettier than the women especially in their wigs then pass on this one Basically this is one of the romance novels put to screen type of Pirate movies that makes me want to punch a stranger just to boost a little testosterone into the room An English lady falls madly in love with a French Pirate and sappy melodramatic torture ensues Georges Island Released 1991Made in CanadaLength 90 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Children AdventurePKs Rating STARSSynopsis This is a tale about two children who are put in a foster home and then on Halloween they breakout and are rescued by their eccentric grandfather who is in a Halloween costume of an eyeball They then go to Georges island to try and find the treasure of Captain Kidd Ghost in the Noonday Sun Released 1973Made in UKLength 89 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DramaPKs Rating Synopsis A pirate crewman kills his captain after learning where he has hidden his buried treasure However as he begins to lose his memory he relies more and more on the ghost of the man he just murdered to help him find the loot Golden Hawk The Released 1952Made in USALength 83 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Sterling Hayden stars as 17thcentury privateer Kit Gerardo and Rhonda Fleming plays the obligatory hottie female pirate named Rouge When Rouges vessel is besieged by the minions of evil Caribbean governor Luis del Toro John Sutton Gerardo comes to her rescue As the film unfolds they characters all reveal their ulterior motive driven selves especially the mysterious Rouge True fans of pirate films will likely recognize the miles of stock footage reused from earlier pirate epics Goonies The Released 1985Made in USALength 114 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Children AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The Goonies tells the tale of a group of young teens who are desperate to find a way to prevent their homes from being gobbled up by an obnoxious local developer in order to build a golf course on the site When the kids discover an apparently authentic treasure map the solution to their desperate situation appears to be in their hands I had problems with this movie even as a kid Most notably there is no reason for any Pirates in this movie the plot has nothing to do with them Why did the pirates stay in the cave What were they doing in the cave in the first place Who sails a frigate into a cave Why is every single line of dialogue in the movie SHOUTED at each other Originally I was only going to give this movie one star but my lovely fianc�e begged me to give it at least three she digs the truffle shuffle scene Great Adventures of Captain Kidd The Released 1953Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Serial 15 episodesPKs Rating Synopsis In 1697 Richard Dale and Alan Duncan are sent on an undercover mission by the British Admiralty to find and gather information on the notorious pirate Captain Kidd The two agents soon join Kidds crew and discover to their surprise that the Captain is a far different man than they had expected The Great Ships The Pirate Ships History Channel Released 2006Made in USALength 60 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis This fascinating and informative History Channel documentary takes an upclose look at the dangerous pirate vessels that ruled the seas in the 17th and 18th centuries discussing the place pirates still hold in the popular imagination and delving into what life was really like on those ships Guns of the Black WitchTerrore dei mari Il Released 1961Made in ItalyLength 83 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating AdventureSynopsis This movie tells the story of a 17th century village that was the refuge of several French buccaneers One day the Spanish attack the village and kill everybody adults and children alike Two brothers escaped because they were absent to play away from their parents on their return home they saw the end of the carnage and vowed revenge As adults they made their revenge on the Spanish colonists trying to colonize Maracaibo Eventually jealousy made them fall apart of each other and one brother inevitably dies so the other brother would survive and be happy with the woman they both loved Cheesy and predictable Yep but still a good Pirate flick Harold Robbins The Pirate Released 1978Made in USALength 200 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DramaPKs Rating Synopsis No pirates anywhere in this movie except for the title but its still a great flick An Israeli man raised by a wealthy and powerful Arab is put in charge of his countrys vast oil fortunes He comes into conflict with a fanatical terrorist group all headed by his daughter Hell Harbor Released 1930Made in USALength 93 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Drama RomancePKs Rating Synopsis The young and lovely Anita dreams of escaping the monotony of her island home and sailing to bustling Havana But when her abusive father promises her to the greasy local merchant Anita does everything in her power to make her dreams of escape a reality High Wind in Jamaica A Released 1965Made in UKLength 104 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The parents of children living in Jamaica afraid that the kids are growing up uncivilized decide to send them to England But during the voyage the childrens ship is boarded by pirates and in the confusion the children wind up trapped on the pirate ship The children view it as a lark and one of them a girl named Emily develops an unusual bond with Chavez the pirate captain The superstitious pirates cant wait to unload the kids at the first port but a tragedy prevents it and Emilys relationship with Chavez takes a fateful twist HMS Pinafore Released 1982Made in UKLength 100 minutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre MusicalPKs Rating Synopsis Ralph Rackstraw a poor seaman is in love with Josephine the Captains daughter but she is too high above him in the social scale for him to even consider asking her to marry him Also he has a rival in the form of Sir Joseph Porter KCB the Ruler of the Queens Navee Sir Joseph Porter who is fully aware of his own importance is an arrogant snob who feels that Josephine is far beneath him on the social scale However contemptuous though he feels about this factor he will overlook the fact that she is just a humble Captains daughter and that he would therefore be marrying beneath his rank The Captain is all for his daughter marrying such an illustrious person as Sir Joseph Porter but Josephine detests the idea Furthermore she is in love with poor Ralph Rackstraw Hook Released 1991Made in USALength 144 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure FantasyPKs Rating Synopsis It is rare that I am as disappointed with a movie as I was with this one Hook fails on about 40 distinctly unique levels not the least of which is that Peter Pan apparently grew up to be a jerk of a lawyer The basic story is that the original Peter Pan Williams has grown up to be a cutthroat merger and acquisitions lawyer and is married to Wendys granddaughter Captain Hook Hoffman kidnaps Peters children forcing Peter to return to Never Land with Tinkerbell Roberts With the help of her and the Lost Boys he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again Hurricane Island Released 1951Made in USALength 70 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Jon Hall is right in his element in the Columbia lowbudgeter Hurricane Island Hall plays Captain Carlos Montalvo secondincommand to Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon Edgar Barrier Engaged in a search for the Fountain of Youth Montalvo gets mixed up with lady buccaneer Jane Bolton Marie Windsor and Indian princess Okahia Jo Gilbert The villains who lurk at every plot turn are thwarted in a climactic hurricane chiefly comprised of stock footage from earlier films practically a trademark of producer Sam Katzman Ice Pirates The Released 1984Made in USALength 91 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action Science FictionPKs Rating Synopsis I hate to admit this but this is one of the greatest Bmovies ever Ice Pirates are daring buccaneers of the future who hijack the most precious cargo in the galaxy water in the form of ice so none of it gets lost leaked etc while being transported This movie has everything space herpes cowardly battle robots and a great timewarp fight scene It has recenbtly come out on DVD but I havent seen that version yet I hope they include some behind the scenesproduction stuff In Search of History Pirates of the Barbary Coast Released 1988Made in USALength 50 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis In the years after the American Revolution as the fledgling nation struggled to establish itself one of the greatest threats to its power and prestige came from the unlikeliest of places Sailing from the Barbary Coast of North Africa pirates preyed on ships of all nations but their toll on America was devastating This documentary journeys back to the final years of the 18th century to chronicle the events that led to the creation of the U S Navy and established the United States reputation as a nation willing to fight for its interests Period accounts and maritime historians paint a portrait of the feared raiders who often held seamen captive Discover how President Jefferson disagreed with the Federalists in Congress believing America should meet the pirates ransom demands while Congress urged a fight Eventually the U S Navy was reestablished with the appropriation of six ships They fought their way to glory along the Barbary coast allowing U S merchant ships to survive and spurring the economy of the nation at a critical time This is one of the most exciting tales in the history of the high seas the birth of the American Navy and the demise of the ed Pirates of the Barbary coast Island The Released 1980Made in USALength 114 MinutesRated RFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure SuspensePKs Rating Synopsis The Island is an actionpacked highseas adventure that features a riveting performance from Michael Caine who stars as Blair Maynard an inquisitive British reporter who sets out to investigate a series of mysterious ocean disappearances in the Caribbean where more than 600 boats have apparently vanished during the course of three years While flying over the questionable area with his young son in tow Maynards airplane crashes into the briny deep The two are subsequently stranded on an isolated island uncharted by the modern world In time they are captured by a group of scraggly belligerent pirates who have inhabited the remote island for hundreds of years After enduring horrible tortures Caine and his young boy attempt to destroy the anachronistic buccaneers and escape their island purgatory Jim & Piraterna Bloma k a Jim and the Pirates Released 1986Made in SwedenLength 92 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre ChildrenPKs Rating Synopsis In this childrens story based on some of the stories from that strip a preteen boy receives counseling from his dead fathers ghost on how to cope with new developments in his life from his mothers getting a new boyfriend to the fine art of chopping onions The boy learns a pretty good trick from his fathers shade which enables him to use his imagination to turn a boring birthday party into an ocean adventure among pirates Jolly Roger Massacre at Cutters Cove Released 2005Made in USALength 80 MinutesRated RFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Horror SuspensePKs Rating Synopsis Jolly Roger is basically the opening of I Know What You Did Last Summer mixed with Stephen Kings The Fog Despite its aesthetic qualities it manages to be at least ten times worse than the recent remake of The Fog which I honestly didnt think was possible Avoid this at all costs A group of friends decide to have a little fun on a deserted beach one night When one of them finds an old pirate chest buried in the sand at the beach they unwittingly release a demonic pirate Jolly Roger who proceeds to massacre the friends at the beach When the police arrive Alex and Jessie the only survivors are taken into custody and fingered as the killers Knowing the pirate did it they escape and set out to find him while the police try to investigate the rash of murders in the town as Jolly Roger continues on a crusade to seek his revenge Jonny Quest Pirates From Below Released 1990Made in USALength 30 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Animated Action CartoonPKs Rating Synopsis Manning his new experimental submarine Dr Quest embarks upon an underwater expedition Back on the surface Jonny Quest and Race are kidnapped by pirate chieftain Svedri and his notsomerry crew The two good guys are held for ransom with the hightech submarine as the payoff Making good use of the familiar HannaBarbera underwater blur effect Pirates from Below was initially broadcast on January 14 1965 ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Kings Pirate The Released 1967Made in USALength 100 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Lt Brian Fleming volunteers to be flogged for a contrived offense and then discharged from the British Navy Now he can infiltrate the pirate stronghold of Diego Suarez using his whipscarred back as proof of his disgrace While gathering inside information about this strongholds fortifications he falls in love with Jessica Stephens whos also courted by the pirate captain John Avery At the same time he must fend off the advances of a lovestruck Moghul princess whos recently been taken captive Events reach a climax in a shipboard battle when Flemings true motivations are revealed Last of the Buccaneers Released 1950Made in USALength 79 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Swashbuckler about the adventures of pirate Jean Lafitte after he helped save New Orleans from a British invasion during the War of 1812 Light at the Edge of the World The Released 1971Made in SpainLength 119 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis A band of ruthless pirates capture a lighthouse in Argentina intending to use it to lure ships to run aground for easy pillaging Lion of St Mark Thea k a Marauder The Released 1963Made in ItalyLength 87 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In the year 1620 Pirates are attacking the town of Venice almost weekly and the army of mercenaries does not defend it properly So Manrico Gordon Scott decides to pick up the black mask of the Lion of San Marco and attack the pirates when they dont expect it only with the help of a few dedicated citizens Things become complicated when Manrico falls in love with the beautiful pirate lady Rossana Gianna Maria Canale now both are suspected to have become traitors Long John Silvera k a Long John Silvers Return to Treasure Island Released 1953Made in AustraliaLength 109 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis After the Treasure Island adventure Long John Silver turns up on a British Caribbean island where he hears that rival pirate Mendoza has taken the ship carrying the governors daughter and his young friend Jim Hawkins Naturally theres more to his rescue plan than meets the eye he hopes to get a new ship and go back for more treasure Lost City of Pirates Released 2000Made in USALength 60 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis Take to the high seas with the most famous pirates of all time and discover the truth behind the legends of men like Blackbeard While the possibility of wealth and fame was real so was the chance that they would be struck down by the guns and sabers of those they attacked or done in by disease malnutrition and the capricious seas This documentary is a riveting look at a longago era that continues to fuel our imaginations Meet the legendary figures that roamed the high seas and learn their stories from leading authors and historians Go beneath the waves to see the remains of the pirate city once feared as the wickedest place on earth and learn the true story of the notorious pirates of Jamaicas Port Royal The Lost Continent Released 1968Made in USALength 97 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre HorrorPKs Rating Synopsis A steamer carrying smuggled explosives and a disparate load of passengers finds itself trapped somewhere in the Sargasso Sea where it encounters crab monsters choking seaweed and a mad society descended from shipwreck survivors from Spanish voyages of discovery who believe the inquisition is still underway Trivia The overly buxom woman that appears midway through the film was Dana Gillespie a littleknown recording artist from the late 60s If you can find the British version see it instead as it has 89 more minutes than the Grated American cut Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island The Released 2000Made in USALength 92 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Danny Quinn lives with one great dream he wants to prove his late father was right about a pirate treasure in the depths of Lake Michigan One night Danny meets the ghost of Picaroon who has come to warn him about a mysterious foe and to help him find the gold Danny sets off on his great quest taking along a ragtag crew They sail off pursued by treasure hunter Doc Biehler Eventually Danny must battle Doc for possession of the map leading to a knockdown battle in the quest for the Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island Love Pirate The Released 1923Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Serial 5 ReelsPKs Rating Synopsis Steve Carnan Melbourne McDowell owns a sleazy cafe where Ruby LaMar Carmel Myers works as a dancer Prosecutor Hugh Waring Clyde Fillmore is trying to bust up the joint and during his efforts he meets Ruth Revere Kathryn McGuire a naive violinist who is being given a chance to perform at the cafe However the only reason she is there at all is because Carnan has designs on her He invites the girl to his home while trying to ruin Waring by claiming hes the one who owns the cafe Waring is saved when Ruby confesses the identity of the real owner He goes to Ruths rescue just in time to see Carnan being shot to death It turns out that the murderer is Cyrus Revere Ruths father Spottiswoode Aitken who confesses to the killing on his deathbed Although Kathryn McGuire certainly appeared in quite a few poor films she was immortalized in two classics she was Buster Keatons costar in two of his best silent features Sherlock Jr and The Navigator ~ Janiss Garza All Movie Guide Love Pirate The Released 1971Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DramaPKs Rating Synopsis Exploitation specialist Barry Mahon wrote and directed this dated nudie romp shot in North Miami Beach Cult filmmaker Brad F Grinter Flesh Feast stars as Captain Fu a pirate whose crew is made up of beautiful frequently nude women Grinter who made the killerturkey epic Blood Freak gives a performance which can only be described as unusual but at least his notorious onscreen coughingjags are not in evidence here Madeline and the Pirates Released 1999Made in USALength 25 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AnimatedPKs Rating Synopsis Famed little French redhead Madeline is off for another adventure this time on an island inhabited by pirates Join Madeline and her schoolmates as they learn that looks can be deceiving as these pirates are not quite what they seem to be Recommended for ages five to eight Magic Island Released 1995Made in USALength 88 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre ChildrensPKs Rating Synopsis Jack Carlisle is a disillusioned 13year old boy His mother is always away at work since his father left He decides to run away as his mom wont miss him As he is ready to leave his nanny convinces him to read this magic book The book is about a pirate adventure on Magic Island As Jack reads the book he is sucked into the world and goes on numerous adventures with Prince Morgan while fleeing the evil Blackbeard the Pirate He is even saved by Lily a beautiful mermaid whom he falls in love with Mamas Little Pirate Little Rascals Released 1934Made in USALength 20 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Comedy ShortPKs Rating Synopsis An OUR GANG Comedy Short in which Spanky Against his mothers wishes takes the Gang searching for Pirate treasure in a dark cave Fun short film 20 Minutes long Highlight the attack of the Giant played by R E Tex Madsen voice by longtime comedian Billy Bletcher This was one of the films where Buckwheat is supposedly played by a female character Master and Commander Released 2003Made in USALength 138 MinutesRated PG13Format B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure DramaPKs Rating Synopsis Director Peter Weirs highseas adventure Master and Commander The Far Side of the World stars Russell Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey Along with his loyal crew Aubrey engages in a grand game of catandmouse with a renegade French frigate from Napoleons army Adapted from the series of novels by Patrick OBrian the film is presented on this special doubledisc DVD along with a plethora of bonus features The widescreen transfer is complemented by English soundtracks in DTS 5 1 Surround Sound and Dolby Digital 5 1 Surround Sound as well as French and Spanishdubbed Dolby Digital 5 1 tracks and English and Spanish subtitles Along with the feature presentation the discs offer viewers several looks into the films production There is a onehour makingof documentary three behindthescenes featurettes an interactive soundrecording demo and an HBO First Look special Rounding out the package are six deleted scenes four multiangle battle scenes and a 28page collectible booklet Stripped down singledisc fullscreen and widescreen versions were also released ~ Matthew Tobey All Movie Guide Master of Ballantrae The Released 1953Made in USALength 89 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Master of Ballantrae is probably not the best Flynn of the 50s but the script score and color cinematography are fantastic The main asset of course is Flynn who really shows up in this one He proves probably for the last time why he was such a big star Also its a good buddy picture with a funny Irish actor playing the Alan Hale role There are some fabulous locations and a couple of solid villians to round things out Another asset is the use of real sailing ships There are very few process shots or back projection garbage in this one If youre a Flynn fan and youve missed this one check it out Its a terrific action packed swashbuckler Master of Ballantrae The Released 1971Made in UKLength 300 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The oftfilmed Robert Louis Stevenson novel The Master of Ballantrae was given its first British TV miniseries treatment in 1971 Set in 18th century Scotland the story concerned a pair of brothers James and Henry who became separated when Henry enlisted in the service of Bonnie Prince Charlie Upon being misinformed that Henry was killed the covetous James set himself up as Master of Ballantrae hall The series six 50minute episodes were devoted to Henrys efforts to reclaim his birthright and settle accounts with his usurping sibling The Master of Ballantrae was a presentation of the BBC ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Master of Ballantrae The Released 1984Made in USALength 150 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis It was not unusual in the 1980s for a British TV miniseries to resurface in America in the form of a reedited featurelength movie The Master of Ballantrae based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson offered a unique reversal on this process Originally telecast in the United States as a threehour TV film on January 31 1984 the production subsequently aired on Scottish television as a sixpart miniseries 25 minutes per episode On this occasion the roles of rival siblings Henry and James Durrie were played by Richard Thomas and Michael York The basic story remained the same In 18th century Scotland a toss of the coin determined that Henry would enlist in the service of Bonnie Prince Charlie while James would stay behind as temporary master of Ballantrae Hall Reported killed in battle Henry spent the next several years trying to reclaim his birthright from his covetous brother The series version of The Master of Ballantrae was broadcast in 1986 ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Matusalem Released 1993Made in CanadaLength 105 minRated PGFormat ColorLanguage FrenchGenre Action Adventure ChildrenPKs Rating Synopsis Fleeing from some other children who want to beat him Olivier meets the ghost of a Pirate who every hundred years tries to find a parchment Olivier agrees to help him But in doing so he is captured by a bunch of pirates The other children of the village discover a door thru time and space in an old haunted house and decide to rescue Olivier from Captain Monbars pirates Matusalem II Released 1997Made in CanadaLength 98 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage FrenchGenre Action Adventure ChildrenPKs Rating Synopsis A year had passed since the last aventure of Olivier and his friends The day before his birthday the door through space and time reopened This time Olivier and his friends would have to face El Diablo who became captain since the last time and his mens lost in the middle on the jungle and being hunt down by the spanish army Mighty Mouse Pirates Released 1945Made in USALength 6 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AnimatedPKs Rating Synopsis This was the first Mighty Mouse Cartoon to feature OilCan Harry and to have dialogue sung rather than spoken Moonfleet Released 1955Made in USALength 89 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Somewhere in the 18th century Great Britain noble but penniless young boy John Mohune is sent by his dying mother to Moonfleet to put himself under the protection of a certain Jeremy Fox The boy discovers that Fox is both a former lover of his mother and the leader of a gang of buccaneers A strange friendship grows as their adventures go on Morgan the Pirate Released 1961Made in ItalyLength 95 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis As Captain Morgan Reeves is a slave to be sold off at an auction in a Panama market but the daughter of the governor Valerie LaGrange is smitten with him after witnessing a flogging and makes him her personal valet Reeves mistakenly embraces her in a barn and is sent packing to a Spanish war galleon by the governor as a result presumably never to be heard from again After leading a slave revolt on a ship Reeves takes over and forms his own pirate band with him becoming the captain On a raid Reeves discovers the governors daughter has been captured on another pirate raid and he is smitten with her and wins her in a battle with another pirate captain As the story goes Reeves and his band sink Spanish ships have endless fights with other pirates and Reeves becomes more and more powerful as the scourge of the seven seas all along Reeves desires the love of his captive lady Lagrange but she fends him off wanting to go back to Panama and her freedom After being set free by Reeves Capt Morgan she realizes she truly loves him and longs to see him again After a failed attempt to capture the city of Panama in a raid it appears Morgan has drowned alas Morgan is alive and then in another back entrance raid he and his pirate band capture the city and reunites with Lagrange Reeves showed some true acting ability in this film and it is considered by his fans as his very best movie Muppet Treasure Island Released 1996Made in USALength 99 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action Adventure Comedy Family Musical ThrillerPKs Rating 3 5 StarsSynopsis Robert Louis Stevensons classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this vibrant childrens musical As in The Muppet Christmas Carol the film stays loyal to the original storyline but casts the wellknown puppets in many of the supporting roles Young Jim Hawkins remains human as does Long John Silver played by an amusingly exaggerated Tim Curry However Captain Smollet is played by the evergreen Kermit the Frog Miss Piggy Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat serve as roving narrators and numerous other Muppets assume smaller roles The familiar adventure plot is enlivened by the Muppets goodnatured winking sense of humor and a number of anarchic musical numbers are reminiscent of the original Muppet Show Longtime followers of the Muppets may find the film less fresh than Jim Hensons original creations but the combination of oldfashioned storytelling intriguing design and clever humor will undoubtedly amuse younger audiences ~ Judd Blaise All Movie Guide Mutineers The Released 1949Made in USALength 60 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Quickie film producer Sam Katzman gathered together a few leftover costumes sets and props from past Columbia A pictures and the result was The Mutineers First Mate Nick Shaw Jon Hall stumbles across the murdered body of his captain Lyle Talbot The evidence indicates that the culprits are members of a vicious counterfeiting ring Shaws situation becomes precarious when it develops that practically every passenger aboard his ship is in cahoots with his gang Future Superman George Reeves turns in an effectively villainous characterization while Adele Jergens goes through her usual paces as a bad girl who may not be as bad as she seems ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Mutiny on the Bounty Released 1953Made in USALength 132 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The 1932 publication of Charles Nordhoff and James Norton Halls Mutiny on the Bounty sparked a revival of interest in the titular 1789 ship mutiny and this 1935 MGM movie version won the Oscar for Best Picture Clark Gable stars as Fletcher Christian first mate of the infamous HMS Bounty skippered by Captain William Bligh Charles Laughton the cruelest taskmaster on the Seven Seas Blighs villainy knows no bounds he is even willing to flog a dead man if it will strengthen his hold over the crew Christian despises Bligh and is sailing on the Bounty under protest During the journey back to England Blighs cruelties become more than Christian can bear and after the captain indirectly causes the death of the ships doctor the crew stages a mutiny with Christian in charge Bligh and a handful of officers loyal to him are set adrift in an open boat Through sheer force of will he guides the tiny vessel on a 49day 4000mile journey to the Dutch East Indies without losing a man Historians differ on whether Captain Bligh was truly such a monster or Christian such a paragon of virtue some believe that the mutiny was largely inspired by Christians lust for the Tahitian girls The movie struck gold at the box office and in addition to the Best Picture Oscar Gable Laughton and Franchot Tone as one of the Bountys crew were all nominated for Best Actor they all lost to Victor McLaglan in The Informer The film was remade badly in 1962 and adapted into the revisionist 1984 feature The Bounty with Mel Gibson as Fletcher Christian and Anthony Hopkins as Captain Bligh ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Mutiny on the Bounty Released 1980Made in USALength 130 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis This fourth film dramatization of the 1789 mutiny aboard the H M S Bounty is based not on the familiar Nordhoff and Hall book but on Richard Houghs novel Captain Bligh and Mr Christian This time the infamous Captain Bligh Anthony Hopkins is as strict a disciplinarian as ever He is however no monster faced with his crews increasing laxity after an idyllic visit to Tahiti the search for breadfruit takes second place to limitless sex with the island girls Bligh is forced to resort to flogging and other such means to keep his men in line Mr Christian Mel Gibson formerly Blighs friend is of little use to the captain having fallen in love with a native girl himself Christian becomes the leader of the mutiny virtually in spite of himself and when the mutineers try to seek refuge on Tahiti they find that the local chief wants no part of them which is why they settle for the nearly uninhabitable Pitcairn ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Nancy Drew Mystery of Pirates Cove Released 1977Made in USALength 47 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre FamilyPKs Rating Synopsis Nancy Drew teenage crimesolver found mysteries to unravel in all of her adventures on her 1977 Sundayevening series which was based on a childrens novel series of the same name In Mystery of Pirates Cove Nancy investigates a suspicious glow from an abandoned lighthouse and finds shes not the only one exploring the island ~ Sarah Sloboda All Movie Guide Nate and Hayes Released 1983Made in USALength 100 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis After wiping out half a village of native South Pacific tribesmen Captain Bully Hayes Tommy Lee Jones is eventually captured put in prison and the rest of this swashbuckling action film is told in a series of flashbacks as he remembers the recent past The leadin scene may be offputting but its larger context is soon revealed Hayes had just left a young couple Nate Michael OKeefe and Sophie Jennie Seagrove on an island so they could set up housekeeping and follow in the missionary footsteps of an uncle when the villain Ben Pease Max Phipps shows up kidnaps Sophie and leaves her husband for dead Pease runs into a German naval officer who feels it would be advantageous to join up with him so when Captain Hayes saves Nate and the two go looking for Sophie their enemies are formidable villains indeed Laced with humor and acting in the grand piratemovie tradition Nate and Hayes has enough adventure and style to stay entertaining for its 100minute running time ~ Eleanor Mannikka All Movie Guide Naughty Marietta Released 1935Made in USALength 106 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre MusicalPKs Rating sSynopsis The first of MGMs phenomenally profitable Jeanette MacDonaldNelson Eddy musicals Naughty Marietta takes several beneficial liberties with the libretto of the original Victor Herbert operetta MacDonald plays an 18thcentury French princess who escapes an arranged marriage by posing as a cake girl a mailorder bride sent to the New World to marry a colonist En route MacDonald and the other brides are captured by pirates but are rescued by mercenary Eddy and his roistering companions To avoid marrying some lowly farmer or frontiersman simonpure MacDonald intimates that she is a woman with a history which makes her attractive to the glitterati of old New Orleans Only Eddy sees through MacDonalds feigned naughtiness and in the end claims her for his own The most memorable of the Herbert songs retained for the film version of Naughty Marietta was Ah Sweet Mystery of Life which remained one of Jeanette MacDonalds signature tunes ever afterward ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Naughty Marietta Released 1955Made in USALength 75 MinutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre MusicalPKs Rating sSynopsis Victor Herberts endearing operetta arrives on DVD in this performance that originally aired live on television on January 15 1955 Produced and directed by Max Liebman and featuring actors Patrice Munsel and Alfred Drake in the lead roles this production of Naughty Marietta features conductor Charles Sanford presiding over Herberts original composition ~ Jason Buchanan All Movie Guide Old Ironsidesa k a Sons of the Sea Released 1926Made in USALength 111 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Action Adventure DramaPKs Rating Synopsis Long derided by film historians as a talented but visually unimaginative director James Cruze made up for any and all past artistic sins with his rousing Old Ironsides Per its title this 11reel silent film is set at the time of Stephen Decaturs defeat of the Barbary pirates in Tripoli Decatur himself played by comic actor Johnny Walker is a secondary character herein most of the screen time goes to the romantic leads able bodied seaman Charles Farrell and damselinpermanentdistress Esther Ralston The acting honors go to those inveterate scenestealers Wallace Beery and George Bancroft cast respectively as Bosn and Gunner The film accommodates everything from outsized sea battles to a daring rescue from the clutches of the lustful pirates A lifesized replica of Old Ironsides aka the Constitution was built for the film it remained a useful piece of bricabrac for many a subsequent Paramount seafaring epic When originally released the film utilized a widescreen technique during many of the battle sequences The videocassette version of Old Ironsides is of course unable to convey this but it does have the bonus of a rousing musical score by Gaylord Carter This print incidentally is crystal clear enabling sharpeyed viewers to spot Boris Karloff in a bit as a menacing Saracen ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Oro rojo Released 1978Made in SpainLength 92 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage SpanishGenre Action Adventure DramaPKs Rating Synopsis Blood is the Red Gold of this films title When a sailor arrives on an island dictatorship and is a little too flashy with his money he is soon robbed of it He finds himself among the downandouters who sell blood for enough money to survive on Unable to avoid trouble the sailor is quickly rounded up and sentenced to work in a salt mine but he later makes an attempt to escape ~ Clarke Fountain All Movie Guide Peg of the Pirates Released 1918Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Perhaps to avoid onset confusion pretty Peggy Hyland was cast as the Peg in Peg of the Pirates Betrothed to a man she does not love Peg sets sail to the West Indies only to fall into the clutches of pirates Successfully fending off the advances of the lustful pirate chieftain Peg ends up marooned on a desert island Assumed to be dead our heroine spooks the superstitious buccaneers for several reels then wins their hearts by teaching them how to read and write And so it goes until Pegs seafaring sweetheart finally catches up to her Scarecrow And Mrs King The Complete Third Season Ep 11 The Wrong Way Home The film suffered from an indecisive point of view Apparently the producers set out to make a straight swashbuckler but ended up with a comedy instead ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Peter Pan Released 1924Made in USALength 105 minRated GFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Adventure ChildrensPKs Rating Synopsis When Paramount bought the rights to the delightful James M Barrie story every actress in Hollywood wanted the role of Peter Pan made famous on the stage by Maude Adams Mary Pickford Lillian Gish and even Gloria Swanson thought they were perfect for the role but Barries own choice was Betty Bronson a virtual unknown The story is familiar to nearly everyone When Mr and Mrs Darling Cyril Chadwick and Esther Ralston go to a party they leave their children Wendy Mary Brian Michael Philippe de Lacey and John Jack Murphy in the care of their dog Nana But Peter Bronson shows up with the fairy Tinker Bell Virginia Brown Faire and they take the children to Never Never Land They have a series of adventures with the Lost Boys and defeat Captain Hook Ernest Torrence and his band of pirates Finally the children return home to Mrs Darling who is overjoyed to have them back She adopts the Lost Boys and offers to take Peter in too but he refuses to grow up and flies away after promising to visit Wendy every year An interesting side note although she had no involvement in casting Brian as Wendy Ralston had discovered her a couple of years earlier while judging a beauty contest ~ Janiss Garza All Movie Guide Peter Pan Released 1953Made in USALength 76 minutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Animated DisneyPKs Rating Synopsis A pet project of Walt Disneys since 1939 this animated version of James M Barries Peter Pan reached full fruition in 1953 Eschewing much of Barries gentle whimsy not to mention the more sinister aspects of the leading character Disney and his staff fashioned a cheery tuneful cartoon extravaganza which cost 4 million and reaped several times that amount The straightforward story concerns the Darling family specifically the children Wendy Michael and John Wendy enjoys telling her younger siblings stories about the mythical Peter Pan the little boy who never grew up One night much to everyones surprise Peter flies into the Darling nursery in search of his shadow which Wendy had previously captured Sprinkling the kids with magic pixie dust Peter flies off to NeverNever Land First star to the left and straight on till morning with Wendy Michael and John following behind Once in Peters domain the children are terrorized by Captain Hook who intends to capture Peter and do away with him After rescuing Indian princess Tiger Lily from Captain Hook Peter must save the children not to mention his own Lost Boys from the diabolical pirate captain In addition he must contend with the jealousy of tiny sprite Tinker Bell who doesnt like Wendy one little bit Breaking with several traditions Peter had been played by a girl in all previous incarnations Tinker Bell had always been depicted by a shaft of light etc this Disneyized version of Peter Pan may not be authentic James Barrie but it has never failed to enthrall audiences of all ages Adding to the fun are the spirited voiceover performances by Bobby Driscoll Peter Hans Conried Captain Hook and Mr Darling Kathryn Beaumont Wendy and Bill Thompson Smee and the sprightly songs by Sammy Cahn Sammy Fain Ollie Wallace Erdman Penner Ted Sears Winston Hibler Frank Churchill and Jack Lawrence ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Peter Pan Released 1960Made in USALength 100 minRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Animated DisneyPKs Rating Synopsis Mary Martin originally starred in the Jules StyneCarolyn LeighComden & Green musical version of James M Barries Peter Pan on Broadway in 1953 On March 7 1955 Peter Pan was restaged for television live and in color on NBCs Producers Showcase The telecast was so popular that it was repeated again live the following year Blessedly Mary Martin returned to commit Peter Pan to videotape in 1960 this version was first telecast on December 8 of that year Fortyseven years old at the time Martin is utterly enchanting as Peter Pan the little boy who wont grow up and who whisks Wendy Darling Maureen Bailey and her brothers Michael Kent Fletcher and John Joey Trent out of their London nursery and off to Never Never Land First star to the left then straight on till morning Song highlights include Ive Gotta Crow Im Flying I Wont Grow Up Neverland UggaWugg and Hooks Waltz As with the Broadway version the staging and choreography was in the more than capable hands of Jerome Robbins Cyril Ritchard shamelessly hams it up as the wicked Captain Hook and also doubles as the more benign Mr Darling Both Martin and Ritchard recreated their Broadway roles as did Sondra Lee as the incongruously blonde Indian princess Tiger Lily Martins daughter Heller Halliday also appears in the minor role of Liza the maid while the whole wonderful package is narrated by Lynn Fontanne Repeated several times into the 1970s this fullcolor version of Peter Pan was put into mothballs for several years then retelecast complete with the old NBC Peacock logo in 1989 For this return engagement the play was edited to accommodate extra commercials happily the complete version of the 1960 Peter Pan is now available on videocassette ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Peter Pan Released 1997Made in USALength 104 minutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre MusicalPKs Rating Synopsis Cathy Rigby stars as Peter Pan in this Broadway production of the beloved childrens classic Filmed at the Marquis Theater for a special A&E presentation the performance features wonderful singing and dancing in such numbers as Im Flying I Wont Grow and UghAWug The shenanigans of Captain Hook the delicate Tinkerbell and the antics of the pirates and Indians will delight old fans of Peter Pan and new devotees alike A&E will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the video to the Peter Pan Childrens Fund ~ Sarah Block All Movie Guide Peter Pan Released 2003Made in USALength 114 minutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre MusicalPKs Rating Synopsis In stifling Edwardian London Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook But the children become the heroes of an even greater story when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating lifefree of grownup ruleswhile also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates Peter Pan and the Pirates Ghost Ship Released 1992Made in USALength 23 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Animated Adventure Family FantasyPKs Rating Synopsis Peter Pan is pitted against the supernatural as The Rake Hooks Brothers ghost ship returns to Neverland after his treasure is found in a cave Peter and Hook must fight to save themselves and Neverland from the evil power of the Ghost of Hooks murdered brother Pirates Released 2006Made in USALength 120 MinutesRated XXXFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adult FilmPKs Rating Synopsis A pirate based adult film set on the high seas   If the lust of the ages could settle into one epic this would be it Digital Playground and AdamEve productions present an epic saga of desire and revenge Although the story is admittedly on the light side the movie itself is full of some fantastic imagery Lavish shipboard and island locations a real story with decent characters that will remind you of some of the early 1950s pirate serials Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl Released 2003Made in USALength 143 MinutesRated PG13Format ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure ActionPKs Rating Synopsis Gore Verbinski took on Pirates of the Carribean The Curse of the Black Pearl the second of recent films to be based upon Disney themepark rides the first being The Country Bears When Elizabeth Swann Keira Knightley the daughter of Governor Swann Jonathan Pryce is kidnapped by a group of pirates led by Captain Barbossa Geoffrey Rush and taken aboard their ship The Black Pearl Will Turner Orlando Bloom the young man who loves Elizabeth despite the fact that she is promised to another sets out to rescue her But he cant do it alone so he enlists the help of swashbuckling ship captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp Together the two chase after The Black Pearl but they soon discover that the captain and crew arent your average pirates Cursed to remain between the living and the dead Barbossa and his men look like skeletons when basked in the moonlight When it is revealed that the only thing that can break the curse is Elizabeths blood Jack and Will are faced with a race against time and a battle against the undead to save the Governors daughter ~ Matthew Tobey All Movie Guide Pirates of the Caribbean 2Dead Mans Chest Released 2006Made in USALength 150 MinutesRated PG13Format ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure ActionPKs Rating Synopsis Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney hit which reteams original director Gore Verbinski with original screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio As Will Orlando Bloom and Elizabeth Keira Knightley prepare to exchange vows at the alter their wedding plans hit rough waters with the arrival of seabound scallywag Jack Sparrow It seems that Sparrow owes a substantial blood debt to halfoctapus sea captain Davy Jones Bill Nighy and that the only way for the flamboyant sea rover to elude the wrath of his otherworldy pursuer is to seek the aid of mysterious and powerful Voodoo priestess Tia Dalma Naomie Harris whose ability to resurrect the dead and gaze into the future may provide just the advantage needed to avoid a waterlogged fate in the locker of his legendary nemesis ~ Jason Buchanan All Movie Guide Pirates of the Caribbean 3At Worlds End Released 2007Made in USALength 168 MinutesRated PG13Format ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure ActionPKs Rating Synopsis After Elizabeth Keira Knightly Will Orlando Bloom and Captain Barbossa Geoffrey Rush rescue Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp from the clutches of the Kraken they must face their foes Davey Jones Bill Nighy and Lord Cutler Beckett Tom Hollander Beckett now with control of Jones heart forms a dark alliance with him in order to rule the seas and wipe out the last of the Pirates Now Jack Barbossa Will Elizabeth Tia Delma and crew must call the Pirate Lords from the four corners of the globe including the infamous Sao Feng ChowYun Fat to a gathering that will make their final stand against Beckett Jones Norrington the Flying Dutchman and the entire East India Trading Company Written by J Curcio Pirate and the Slave Girl Thea k a Vengeance du sarrasin La Released 1961Made in ItalyLength 87 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis A Spanish nobleman Serato runs afoul of the cruel and bloodthirsty Saracen pirate Drakut Barkerafter being provoked into swordplay The Spaniard is allowed to become a prisoner rather then being put to death because he is an artist As a captive he is one among many the others being a bevy of beautiful young women who are to be sold as slaves at the pirates stronghold How the longsuffering captive frees the girls wins the love of the pirates dangerous mistress and faces him in a final duel to the death makes an exciting adventure film The unusual casting of Barker as the vicious brutal pirate along with Serato as the valiant noble hero is a switch in roles that adds a filip to what otherwise would have been a standard entry in the pirate genre Pirate Laa k a Pirate The Released 1984Made in FranceLength 88 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage FrenchGenre DramaPKs Rating Synopsis In this avantgarde drama five main protagonists talk incessantly and occasionally scream at each other while making it clear that verbal fights are going to lead to mayhem since they carry knives and guns to back up their angry outbursts At the core of this emotional whirlpool are Carol Maruschka Detmers and Alma Jane Birkin whose relationship is under stress because of the others especially Carols husband Andrew Birkin By the time the dust settles along with old scores the audience may feel too alienated to care Laure Marsac received a 1984 Cesar award for Most Promising Young Actress for her unnamed secondary role as a young girl in this film ~ Eleanor Mannikka All Movie Guide Pirate The Released 1948Made in USALength 102 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorizedLanguage EnglishGenre Musical DancePKs Rating Synopsis When Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne appeared in S N Behrmanns The Pirate on Broadway there were no musical numbers whatsoever But with Gene Kelly and Judy Garland in the leading roles of the 1948 filmization of The Pirate the MGM production staff would have been drawn and quartered had they not managed to pump it full of song after song The story is merely serviceable on a Caribbean isle in the early 19th century sheltered young Garland comes to believe that travelling troubadour Kelly is in reality Mack the Black a notorious pirate Kelly realizes that the surest way to win Garlands heart is to impersonate the romantic buccaneer and this is what he doesnearly getting himself hanged in the process Cole Porters marvelous score yielded only one bonafide hit Be a Clown which has practically nothing to do with the storyline but do you care Highlights include the magnificently staged Mack the Black a heady combination of Broadway glitz and Caligariesque nightmare Seven MGM screenwriters toiled away on The Pirate though only the team of Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich were credited While The Pirate was not a huge moneymaker on its first release it has since been embraced by the cultists who apparently can never get enough of Judy Garland ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Pirate Gold Released 1913Made in USALength 17 min 16 fpsRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Short SilentPKs Rating Never saw itSynopsis Sadly this film is presumed lost by the American Film Institute and it is unlikely that a copy still exists today Pirate Gold Released 1920Made in USALength Unknown 10 EpisodesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Serial 10 EpisodesPKs Rating Synopsis In her second of four action serials former Kalem star Marguerite Courtot played Gabrielle Hall a plucky young girl who after a chance meeting with Ivanhoe Tuttle George B Seitz who also directed gets involved with the search of a hidden treasure The brash Ivanhoe as it turns out had been conned by a couple of crooks out to get their hands on what he considered a worthless treasure map The attractive Miss Courtot went on to make three serials with Seitz an economic filmmaker in the best sense of the word who went on to helm most of MGMs Hardy Family films ~ Hans J Wollstein All Movie Guide Pirate Hauntsa k a In The Pirate Haunts Released 1915Made in USALength 5 ReelsRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis Scenes from an expedition headed by Dr Edward A Salisbury to Central and South America include Port Limon Costa Rica the banana industry in Costa Rica the buildings and the Government Lottery in San Jos� Costa Rica a total eclipse of the sun the sugar industry in Costa Rica animal life in Central America Fort San Lorenzo in the Canal Zone the Gatun Spillway the cocoa industry and tarpon fishing on the Chagres River in the Canal Zone Pirate Movie The Released 1982Made in AustraliaLength 99 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Musical ComedyPKs Rating Half a starSynopsis I realize that I am going out on a limb with this statement but in my humble opinion this may actually be the worst Pirate film ever created EVER An introverted girl who yearns for popularity Kristy McNichol attends a pirate festival in her seaside community featuring a swordplay demo led by a curly haired hunk Christopher Atkins After selecting Mabel McNichol to participate in the act the instructor invites her aboard his boat for a real ride on the high seas at which point a gaggle of her catty acquaintances latches on for the trip Sent to get hamburgers for the outing Mabel is accidentally left behind when one of her friends pulls the anchor prematurely Determined not only to fit in but to track down her dream guy Mabel steers a tiny sailboat into stormy waters in pursuit and gets shipwrecked Thus begins a fantasy in which the unconscious Mabel imagines herself in a real pirate adventure complete with her dashing pirate hero a legion of his crusty shipmates and dozens of unwed sisters who must rise to the altar before she can The fantasy mixes film parodies love songs animation and the score of Gilbert & Sullivans The Pirates of Penzance The story also loosely follows the structure of said operetta ~ Derek Armstrong All Movie Guide Pirate of the Black Hawk The Released 1961Made in FranceLength 75 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In the middle of the 15th century Duke Manfred the evil ruler of the Duchy of Monteforte in France maintains his hold on the populace of Italy He spreads fear through domination and terrorism at the hands of a band of Saracen pirates who rape murder and pillage coastal villages When these same pirates in the employ of Duke Manfred murder the kindly former Duke of Monteforte who�s in hiding his daughter Eleanor ANDREA AURELI escapes and rushes into the arms of the heroic Captain Richard GERARD LANDRY of the Black Hawk a seaman who�s been away defending his country Richard with the aid of his countrymen attacks the pirates responsible for the wave of recent terrors and sends word to the Duke that they will take their revenge on him next The Duke and his pouty mistress Eva MIJANOU BARDOT sister of French sex Kitten Brigitte Bardot plan to kidnap all of the surviving women of the pirate raids and bring them to the castle There they will be used as slaves unless Richard and his men surrender The sinister Duke also kidnaps Eleanor and forces her to become his wife a union that will stave off the hordes of rebelling citizens that oppose the Duke And of course in true timehonored fashion Richard and his men will attempt to save the day Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Released 1935Made in USALength 19 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre TV SpecialPKs Rating Synopsis Various Hollywood performers put on a piratethemed variety show on Catalina Island with a number of amiable stars in the audience The Great Ships The Pirate Ships Released 1998Made in USALength 50 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis In the golden age of exploration when Spanish ships loaded with New World gold struggled across the seas to their homeland one sight was feared by all sailors the Jolly Roger Under this threatening flag sailed the Pirate ships swift agile and dangerous The Great Ships takes to the high seas alongside the pirates for a thrilling look at one of the most storied chapters in maritime history Hear tales of legendary pirates like Sir Henry Morgan whose band of buccaneers captured Panama in 1671 Details of the pirates life is revealed through their own writings and the stories of those who suffered at their hands Get an upclose look at the ships that bore the pirates to glory or death through period art and computer reconstructions and see incredible footage of recently discovered pirate and treasure ships in their watery graves Its a thrilling look at a fabled era and the men and ships whose names have become legend Pirate Tales2Tape Set Released 1997Made in USALength 6 HoursRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Documentary MiniseriesPKs Rating Synopsis Narrator Roger Daltrey takes on the character of ruthless 17thcentury buccaneer William Dampier for this rollicking indepth chronicle of the highseas exploits of historys most notorious pirates From the Turnerproduced series contains an extra twohour installment not seen on television Pirate Treasure Released 1934Made in USALength 235 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Serial 12 ReelsPKs Rating Synopsis 12 chapters of the vintage serial about the efforts of a bunch of treasure hunters racing each other to find an old pirates buried treasure Chapter Titles Stolen Treasure Death Plunge Wheels of Fate Sea Chase Into the Depths The Death Crash Crashing Doom Mutiny Hidden Gold Fight for the Treasure Fatal Plunge Captured Pirates Roman Polanskis   Released 1986Made in FranceLength 124 MinutesRated PG13Format ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Its really hard for me to understand why I didnt like this film   The costumes were great the sets were fantastic and even the films characters were fairly good Walter Matthau did fantastic job as Captain Red a grizzled and very accurate caricature of a pirate of that time period In the end I guess that the plot was just too slow and the story really not that engaging   I give it three stars but thats really a gift in a lot of ways Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog a dashing young French sailor One day Capt Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon but thanks to his inventiveness he raises the crew to mutiny takes over the ship and kidnaps the niece of the governor of Maracaibo The question is can he keep this pace up In Search of History Pirates Lost City Released 2000Made in USALength 50 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating 3StarsSynopsis They roamed the waves in search of booty and plunder and their names evoke visions of danger and dashing on the Caribbeans azure seas But the real history of piracy is a grim and gritty tale of death and desperation Take to the high seas with the most famous pirates of all time and discover the truth behind the legends of men like Blackbeard While the possibility of wealth and fame was real so was the chance that they would be struck down by the guns and sabers of those they attacked or done in by disease malnutrition and the capricious seas LOST CITY OF PIRATES is a riveting look at a longago era that continues to fuel our imaginations Meet the legendary figures that roamed the high seas and learn their stories from leading authors and historians Go beneath the waves to see the remains of the pirate city once feared as the wickedest place on earth and learn the true story of the notorious pirates of Jamaicas Port Royal Pirates & Buccaneers Released 1995Made in USALength UnknownRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis This is a lowbudget documentary but it had its moments when it was both entertaining and informative It relies almost entirely on old movie clips & period illustrations to tell the violent history of pirates and buccaneers The narration isnt bad but the music is TERRIBLE Part 1 Tape 1 focuses on the most famous early pirates such as Sir Francis Drake Captain Henry Morgan and Blackbeard Part 2 Tape 2 focuses on the pirates and buccaneers of the 18th & 19th centuries such as Jean LaFitte John Paul Jones the father of the U S Navy Mary Read and Anne Bonny The picture isnt great EP on VHS this is pretty good for those who know little or nothing about pirates For the best documentaries about pirates however I recommend watching the History Channel Investigative ReportsPirates & TreasureGulf of Tha Released 1998Made in USALength UnknownRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Investigative ReportsPKs Rating Never saw itSynopsis Complete Mystery Cant find anything on this movie Pirates of Blood River The a k a Pirate Ship Thea k a Mutineers The Released 1962Made in UKLength 87 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In this highseas adventure a wicked oneeyed onearmed pirate forces a young man who was wrongfully imprisoned to take him and his band to his Caribbean island home where the pirate believes great treasure is buried Once there the pirate begins fighting for control of the island and begins slaughtering the lads family and friends The young man is utterly appalled and with his stepsister a young woman and her beloved somehow escape Later the pirate discovers a large statue of pure gold He and his men haul it to the beach and put it on a raft As they are floating toward their ship they are ambushed by the man and the other survivors causing the precious statue to fall overboard and sink to Davy Jones locker while the pirate is killed Later the survivors return to their ravaged home ~ Sandra Brennan All Movie Guide Pirates Of CapriEdgar G Ulmer Collection Released 1949Made in USALength 94 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Disciples of Bpicture 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 ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Pirates of Monterey Released 1947Made in USALength 77 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Drama CrimePKs Rating Synopsis Pirates of Monterey is set during the early 19th century at a time when California was asserting its independence from Mexico Rod Cameron plays Phillip Kent a devilmaycare mercenary hired to transport a shipment of rifles to the American army detachment at Monterey Along the way he is forced to do battle with Mexicans Indians and various and assorted thieves Somehow he finds time to pitch woo with the tempestuous Marguerita Maria Montez whose fiery Mexican dance routines are something to behold Less exciting to watch than it is to read about Pirates of Monterey at least has the advantage of Technicolor ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Pirates of Penzance TheGilbert & Sullivan Released 1980Made in USALength 112 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Musical Comedy DancePKs Rating Synopsis In my opinion this 1983 version of the Pirates of Penzance is the BEST of all the movie versions Kevin Klines performance in the role of the Pirate King was so incredible noone has yet  managed to equal it This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivans hilarious comic operetta of the same name The story involves a series of wild and funny coincidences that result in a side splitting laughter this story in all its forms is one of the Pirate Kings favorites The basic story is that the dieing father of the main character Frederick instructs the boys nanny to apprentice the child to a pilot ships navigator Unfortunately since the nanny is hard of hearing she mistakes Pilot for Pirate and apprentices the kid up to be a Pirate until he is 21 Jump ahead to Fredericks 21 birthday he is finally free of his legal indenture to the Pirates and since he doesnt enjoy pirating decides to leave the crew This causes many complications because he is actually the only effective pirate among them and the rest of the crew is afraid that they cannot function without him and they begin to conspire on a means to get him back aboard While ashore he immediately meets a woman the first he has ever met other than his nanny and falls madly in love but due to a myriad of complicated plot twists he finds that pursuing his dreams is not going to be easy Pirates of Penzance TheGilbert & Sullivan Released 1982Made in USALength 98 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Musical Comedy DancePKs Rating Synopsis This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivans hilarious comic operetta of the same name The story involves a series of wild and funny coincidences that result in a side splitting laughter this story in all its forms is one of the Pirate Kings favorites The basic story is that the dieing father of the main character Frederick instructs the boys nanny to apprentice the child to a pilot ships navigator Unfortunately since the nanny is hard of hearing she mistakes Pilot for Pirate and apprentices the kid up to be a Pirate until he is 21 Jump ahead to Fredericks 21 birthday he is finally free of his legal indenture to the Pirates and since he doesnt enjoy pirating decides to leave the crew This causes many complications because he is actually the only effective pirate among them and the rest of the crew is afraid that they cannot function without him and they begin to conspire on a means to get him back aboard While ashore he immediately meets a woman the first he has ever met other than his nanny and falls madly in love but due to a myriad of complicated plot twists he finds that pursuing his dreams is not going to be easy Pirates of Penzance TheGilbert & Sullivan Released 1985Made in USALength 98 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Musical Comedy DancePKs Rating Synopsis This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivans hilarious comic operetta of the same name The story involves a series of wild and funny coincidences that result in a side splitting laughter this story in all its forms is one of the Pirate Kings favorites The basic story is that the dieing father of the main character Frederick instructs the boys nanny to apprentice the child to a pilot ships navigator Unfortunately since the nanny is hard of hearing she mistakes Pilot for Pirate and apprentices the kid up to be a Pirate until he is 21 Jump ahead to Fredericks 21 birthday he is finally free of his legal indenture to the Pirates and since he doesnt enjoy pirating decides to leave the crew This causes many complications because he is actually the only effective pirate among them and the rest of the crew is afraid that they cannot function without him and they begin to conspire on a means to get him back aboard While ashore he immediately meets a woman the first he has ever met other than his nanny and falls madly in love but due to a myriad of complicated plot twists he finds that pursuing his dreams is not going to be easy Pirates of Penzance TheGilbert & Sullivan Released 1994Made in AustraliaLength 118 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Musical Comedy DancePKs Rating Synopsis This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivans hilarious comic operetta of the same name The story involves a series of wild and funny coincidences that result in a side splitting laughter this story in all its forms is one of the Pirate Kings favorites The basic story is that the dieing father of the main character Frederick instructs the boys nanny to apprentice the child to a pilot ships navigator Unfortunately since the nanny is hard of hearing she mistakes Pilot for Pirate and apprentices the kid up to be a Pirate until he is 21 Jump ahead to Fredericks 21 birthday he is finally free of his legal indenture to the Pirates and since he doesnt enjoy pirating decides to leave the crew This causes many complications because he is actually the only effective pirate among them and the rest of the crew is afraid that they cannot function without him and they begin to conspire on a means to get him back aboard While ashore he immediately meets a woman the first he has ever met other than his nanny and falls madly in love but due to a myriad of complicated plot twists he finds that pursuing his dreams is not going to be easy Pirates of Penzance TheGilbert & Sullivan Released 1997Made in USALength 98 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Musical Comedy DancePKs Rating Synopsis This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivans hilarious comic operetta of the same name The story involves a series of wild and funny coincidences that result in a side splitting laughter this story in all its forms is one of the Pirate Kings favorites The basic story is that the dieing father of the main character Frederick instructs the boys nanny to apprentice the child to a pilot ships navigator Unfortunately since the nanny is hard of hearing she mistakes Pilot for Pirate and apprentices the kid up to be a Pirate until he is 21 Jump ahead to Fredericks 21 birthday he is finally free of his legal indenture to the Pirates and since he doesnt enjoy pirating decides to leave the crew This causes many complications because he is actually the only effective pirate among them and the rest of the crew is afraid that they cannot function without him and they begin to conspire on a means to get him back aboard While ashore he immediately meets a woman the first he has ever met other than his nanny and falls madly in love but due to a myriad of complicated plot twists he finds that pursuing his dreams is not going to be easy Pirates of Penzance TheGilbert & Sullivan Released 2000Made in USALength 120 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Musical Comedy DancePKs Rating Synopsis This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivans hilarious comic operetta of the same name The story involves a series of wild and funny coincidences that result in a side splitting laughter this story in all its forms is one of the Pirate Kings favorites The basic story is that the dieing father of the main character Frederick instructs the boys nanny to apprentice the child to a pilot ships navigator Unfortunately since the nanny is hard of hearing she mistakes Pilot for Pirate and apprentices the kid up to be a Pirate until he is 21 Jump ahead to Fredericks 21 birthday he is finally free of his legal indenture to the Pirates and since he doesnt enjoy pirating decides to leave the crew This causes many complications because he is actually the only effective pirate among them and the rest of the crew is afraid that they cannot function without him and they begin to conspire on a means to get him back aboard While ashore he immediately meets a woman the first he has ever met other than his nanny and falls madly in love but due to a myriad of complicated plot twists he finds that pursuing his dreams is not going to be easy Pirates of the Plain Released 1999Made in USALength 93 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure ChildrenPKs Rating Synopsis A young boy with a habit of daydreaming discovers that reality has caught up with his imagination with a vengence in this comedyadventure for the whole family Bobby Seth Adkins is an eightyearold boy growing up on a remote community in the rural Midwest with his mother Dee Wallace Stone and grandfather Charles Napier who are struggling to keep the family farm afloat With few friends and not much to do besides his chores Bobby entertains himself by retreating into a world of fantasy where he battles cowboys and spacemen and can always outsmart the bad guys One day the town looks as if its about to be hit with a freak storm as dark red clouds fill the sky but it turns out that a portal in time has appeared in the atmosphere and who should drop through but Jezebel Jack Tim Curry a swaggering pirate or as Jack prefers to put it an adventurer of independent means from the 17th century Bobby rescues Jack and gives him a place to stay in their house the boy is happy to have an interesting new friend However where pirates go trouble follows and its not long before the ship of a gang of rival pirates follows Jack through the window in time and Bobby must join forces with Jack as they defend Bobbys home against a pirate ship sailing through the wheatfields ~ Mark Deming All Movie Guide Pirates Of The Barbary Coast In Search of History Released 1998Made in USALength 50 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis In the years after the American Revolution as the fledgling nation struggled to establish itself one of the greatest threats to its power and prestige came from the unlikeliest of places Sailing from the Barbary Coast of North Africa pirates preyed on ships of all nations but their toll on America was devastating IN SEARCH OF HISTORY journeys back to the final years of the 18th century to chronicle the events that led to the creation of the U S Navy and established the United States reputation as a nation willing to fight for its interests Period accounts and maritime historians paint a portrait of the feared raiders who often held seamen captive Discover how President Jefferson disagreed with the Federalists in Congress believing America should meet the pirates ransom demands while Congress urged a fight Eventually the U S Navy was reestablished with the appropriation of six ships They fought their way to glory along the Barbary coast allowing U S merchant ships to survive and spurring the economy of the nation at a critical time This is one of the most exciting tales in the history of the high seas the birth of the American Navy and the demise of the ed PIRATES OF THE BARBARY COAST Pirates of Panama a k a Pirates of Panama Released 1929Made in USALength Unknown 12 episodesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Serial 12 episodesPKs Rating Never saw itSynopsis Sadly this film is presumed lost by the American Film Institute and it is unlikely that a copy still exists today Pirates of the High Seas Released 1950Made in USALength 260 MinutesRated TVFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Drama Serial 12 episodesPKs Rating Never saw itSynopsis Directed by Ray Taylor Cast Jay Wilsey Natalie Kingston Al Ferguson George Ovey Mary Sutton Otto Bibber Universal Pictures Corporation production distributed by Universal Pictures corporation Scenario by George Morgan and Arthur Henry Gooden from a story by William MacLeod Raine Survival Status Although a theatrical trailer for the serial survives the actual film itself is presumed lost Pirates of the Seven Seas Thea k a Queer Cargo Released 1941Made in UKLength 90 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The British maritime film Pirate of the Seven Seas first saw the light of day as Queer Cargo in 1938 John Lodge stars as Captain Harley a slick pearlsmuggler saddled with a rebellious crew Harleys men finally mutiny at the precise moment that their vessel is boarded by pirate leader Cabini Kenneth Kent and his band of cutthroats Faced with choosing the lesser of two evils Harleys crew finally decides to cast their lot with the captain who has become the films hero by default Though filmed nearly two years before the outbreak of WW2 Pirate of the Seven Seas was foresighted enough to include a German villain in its cast of characters Pirates of the Seven Seas Thea k a Sandokan the Greata k a Meute der Verdammten West Germany video titlea k a Piratas de Malasia Los Spaina k a Pirate of Malaya Australia video box titlea k a Pirates de Malaisie Les Francea k a Schwarzen Piraten von Malaysia Die West Germanya k a The Pirates of Malaysia Released 1964Made in ItalyLength 105 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Remember back in the 70s when India was known for things other than taking American jobs or being the only indutrialized nation in the world that still has the plague  This movie was made wayyy back then A daring English warrior sacks the kingdom of Sarawak and imprisons its King The Kings daughter escapes and with the aid of a band of pirates returns to retake the city   Another Steve Reeves cinematic achievement Pirates of Tortuga Released 1961Made in USALength 97 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In this highseas adventure set in the 1600s a British sea captain must go undercover join a pirate band and capture the notorious Captain Henry Morgan But Morgan is on to the ruse and is well prepared when the sea captain makes his move As the two engage in mortal combat they are knocked unconscious and dragged to the governor of Tortuga who prepares to hang them both as pirates Fortunately a stowaway aboard the pirate vessel steps forward and reveals the heros true identity and saves him Morgan is not so lucky ~ Sandra Brennan All Movie Guide Pirates of Tripoli Released 1955Made in USALength 72 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Paul Henreid was lightyears removed from Now Voyager and Casablanca when he starred in the Columbia costume cheapie Pirates of Tripoli Henreid is cast as EdriAlGadrian a bold buccaneer who comes to the rescue of Princess Karjan Patricia Medina Much of the action footage is culled from earlier Columbia pirate epics which explains the variety of costumes worn by the good and bad guys Despite his reduced surroundings Henreid seems to be having more fun than usual in his role The remainder of the cast is comprised of such Bflick regulars as Paul Tiny Newland John Miljan and William Fawcett the latter eschewing his standard grizzledoldpropector characterization to portray a grizzled old street beggar ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Pirates Passion & Plunder Released 1969Made in USALength 140 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis Handsomely produced highly recommended Video Librarian This actionpacked documentary is the most comprehensive program ever produced on the history of piracy Filmed at exotic locations around the world with action sequences featuring truetolife reenactments and handtohand combat this two volume set tells the story of such wellknown rogues as Blackbeard Captain Kidd and Henry Morgan and other ruthless villains of the bounding main Vol 1 Pirates Of The Old World Sail with the Vikings whose lust for plunder took them from Scandinavia to Baghdad Raid with the Minoans of Crete who tried to conquer Greece and Phoenicia Go marauding with the Barbary Corsairs who terrorized the Mediterranean for three centuries Hear fascinating stories such as Julius Caesars capture by Cilician pirates from Turkey and his bloody revenge on them years later when he became emperor of Rome A fastpaced journey through the early days of pirate legend and lore Vol 2 Pirates Of The New World Were pirates really lawyers in disguise Discover how piracy evolved as a business with contracts being drawn up to ensure equal distribution of treasure among the crew and elections to appoint the captain Hear the tale of the notorious Blackbeard who stuck flaming matches in his beard to terrorize his foes Meet Henry Morgan the Welsh rogue whose bloodthirsty exploits became famous throughout Europe Learn the stories of equal opportunity buccaneers Anne Bonney and Mary Read who left their husbands to raid the seven seas with the feared Calico Jack Prince of Pirates Released 1953Made in USALength 80 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Prince of Pirates is fairly elaborate for a Sam Katzman production though its low budget does betray itself in the closing scenes Utilizing plenty of stock footage from Joan of Arc as hed previously done in Thief of Damascus producer Katzman offers the viewer a 16thcentury swashbuckler with John Derek as Robin Hoodlike buccaneer Prince Roland Having lost his throne to his evil older brother Stephan Whitfield Connor Roland forms a band of volunteers to oust Stephan and bring peace and harmony to his land by busting several heads along the way Barbara Rush costars as Nita the daughter of a deposed count and a fine swordswoman in her own right The films best line is unintentionally funny After being fetchingly attired in formfitting blouse and slacks during most of the film Nita is garbed in hoopskirted feminine finery whereupon Roland snickers At last you look more like a woman Far from a classic Prince of Pirates is an agreeable timepasser ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Princess and the Pirate The Released 1944Made in USALength 94 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure Comedy MusicalPKs Rating Synopsis In his second film for producer Sam Goldwyn Bob Hope is felicitously teamed with luscious Goldwyn contractee Virginia Mayo Hope plays Sylvester the Great a twobit entertainer touring the West Indies in the 18th century Mayo is Princess Margaret who is kidnapped by a rough tough buccaneer known only as The Hook Victor McLaglen Through a series of unbelievable circumstances Sylvester rescues Margaret and the two of them pose as travelling troubadors in a treacherous Pirate colony where people are stabbed and dumped in the ocean for nonpayment of rent and other such offenses Disguising himself as The Hook Sylvester is befriended by corrupt colonial governor La Roche Walter Slesak but only until the real Hook shows up Things look bleak for Sylvester and Margaret but salvation is on the wayas well as a surprising romantic denoument when a bit player from Paramount guess who shows up to steal the Princess away from Sylvester Boy this is the last picture I make for Goldwyn No fewer than six writers teamed up for this Technicolor extravaganza which though not as consistently hilarious as other Hope farces still holds up beautifully The best performance is offered by Walter Brennan as an addled pirate named Featherhead a character right out of a Tex Avery cartoon ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Princess Bride The Released 1987Made in USALength 98 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure ComedyPKs Rating Synopsis Based on William Goldmans novel of the same name The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather Peter Falk to his ill grandson Fred Savage Falks character assures a romanceweary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story including but not limited to fencing fighting torture death true love giants and pirates Indeed The Princess Bride offers a tongueincheek fairy tale depicting stable boyturnedpirate Westleys journey to rescue Buttercup Robin Wright his true love away from the evil prince Chris Sarandon whom she had agreed to marry five years after learning of what she had believed to be news of Westleys death With help from Prince Humperdincks disgruntled former employee Miracle Max Billy Crystal swordsman Inigo Montoya Mandy Patinkin and a very large man named Fezzik Andre the Giant the starcrossed lovers are reunited ~ Tracie Cooper All Movie Guide Queen of the Piratesa k a Venere dei pirati La Released 1960Made in ItalyLength 79 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In this 16thcentury swashbuckler the trouble begins when a sea captain is unjustly sentenced to hang by the evil ruler of the Duchy of Doruzzo and his daughter Meanwhile the comely lass who believes herself the doomed captains daughter is about to be sold to a harem when they are freed by a handsome hero whom the captain hopes will marry his daughter Father and daughter then become pirates and the hero is obligated to catch them but when he falls in love with the girl he switches allegiance and helps her attack the rulers palace The two then lead the other pirates and the angry peasants in a revolt resulting in the eventual death of the ruler who confesses on his deathbed that the female pirate the captains supposed daughter is his real daughter and heir to the Duchy he then goes on to tell her that years before he had ordered the captain to kill her but he refused and raised her instead This confession so angers the other daughter that she goes into a convent meanwhile the pirate lovers prepare for their wedding ~ Sandra Brennan All Movie Guide Rage of the Buccaneers Thea k a Pirate Warrior or Gordona k a il pirata nero Released 1962Made in ItalyLength 88 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Ricardo Montalban as a Pirate Italian swashbucklers have high seas adventures in this pirate outing that tells the tale of a handsome former slave who returns to San Salvador to eradicate anyone who makes money at the expense of anothers freedom Unfortunately the pirates schemes go awry and he ends up in prisoner by a treacherous secretary of the nations governor Fortunately a love affair with the governors daughter sets things to rights but not without a lot of exciting hijinks in the interim ~ Sandra Brennan All Movie Guide Raiders of the Seven Seasa k a Raiders of 7 Seas Released 1953Made in USALength 88 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis John Payne stars as legendary pirate Barbarossa aka Redbeard in Raiders of the Seven Seas Capturing a Spanish galleon almost singlehandedly Barbarossa claims haughty Contessa Alida Donna Reed as his own property Engaged to marry naval officer Alfredo Gerald Mohr Alida despises Barbarossa but she changes her mind when she finds out what a louse Alfredo can be All loose plot strands are neatly tied up during the swashbuckling finale wherein Barbarossa leads an attack on Havana The supporting cast of Raiders of the Seven Seas is populated with such familiar faces as Lon Chaney Jr Henry Brandon and Frank DeKova ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Return to Treasure Island Released 1954Made in USALength 75 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Famed German filmmaker E A Dupont who in his peak years was responsible for such classics as Variety merely goes through the motions in this updated sequel to Robert Louis Stevensons Treasure Island Instead of Jim Hawkins the film offers Jims beautiful female descendant Jamesina Dawn Addams who manages to get her hands on Captain Flints fabled treasure map This makes Jamesina the target of a variety of scurrilous fortunehunters including phony archeologist Harris Porter Hall and the malevolent sightless Newman James Seay It is handsome archeological student Clive Stone Tab Hunter who helps Jamesina locate the treasure and elude the villains At least Return to Treasure Island wasnt intended to be taken seriously ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Return to Treasure Island Released 1985Made in USALength 324 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure TV miniseries 6 part DisneyPKs Rating Synopsis Set a decade after the events of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel this series produced by the Disney Channel details the exploits of a reunited Jim Hawkins Christopher Guard and Long John Silver Brian Blessed Volume One contains the episodes The Map and The Mutiny ~ Jason Ankeny All Movie Guide Return to Treasure Island The Released 1992Made in USALength 50 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Animated AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Robert Louis Stevensons timeless adventure is resurrected in this Britishproduced animated sequel Young Jim Hawkins and fierce pirate Long John Silver are reunited for more daring seafaring adventures in this entertaining production suitable for the whole family Return to Treasure Island The Released 1998Made in USALength 70 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action Adventure TVPKs Rating Synopsis This madeforTV adventure shot onlocation in New Zealand and inspired by the classic characters of Robert Louis Stevenson follows the continuing adventures of Jim Hawkins who now makes his living as a trader in his travels he once again finds himself matching wits with the infamous Long John Silver Return to Treasure Island stars Stig Eldred Dean OGorman and Simone Kessell ~ Mark Deming All Movie Guide Road to Romance Thea k a Romance Released 1927Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Action DramaPKs Rating Synopsis The beautiful Serafina is captured by Balthasars pirates on an island near Cuba but the redoubtable Jos� Armando arrives from Spain to effect her rescue Rover The Released 1967Made in USALength 103 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DramaPKs Rating Synopsis Based on a story by Joseph Conrad this 18thcentury set drama is set shortly after the French Revolution and chronicles the exploits of a former counterrevolutionary pirate who befriends a mentally ill naive young woman Eventually his feelings of friendship turn to love and this in turn leads to tragedy when she falls in love with a French naval officer ~ Sandra Brennan All Movie Guide Scalawag Released 1973Made in USALength 93 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In this exciting adventure based on a tale by Robert Louis Stevenson and shot in Yugoslavia a onelegged pirate must rely on the memory of a boozy uncooperative parrot if he is to find the location of a tremendous treasure He is later assisted by two plucky youths who help him battle it out with a mutinous crew unfriendly natives and dangerous rapids ~ Sandra Brennan All Movie Guide Sea Devils Released 1953Made in UKLength 91 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Victor Hugos Toilers of the Sea was none too faithfully adapted for the screen as Sea Devils The hero is GuernseyIsland smuggler Gilliat Rock Hudson the heroine is glamorous British spy Drouette Yvonne de Carlo Set during the Napoleonic wars the plot finds Gilliat and Drouette trying to outsmart one another for the first few reels Gilliat even kidnaps Drouette at one point believing her to be in league with the hated French Eventually of course Gilliat must rescue Drouette from the French thereby preventing Napoleons planned invasion of England Shot on location Sea Devils was directed with verve by Raoul Walsh ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Sea Hawk The Released 1924Made in USALength 123 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis This 12reel silent adaptation of The Sea Hawk is far more faithful to the Rafael Sabatini original than the 1940 Errol Flynn version Milton Sills stars as Sir Oliver Tressilien a wealthy English baronet who is framed for the murder of his fianc�es brother The instigator of this outrage is Sir Tressiliens covetous half brother who also arranges for Tressilien to be shanghaied and carried off to sea When his ship is attacked by Spaniards Tressilien is put to work as a galley slave Escaping he becomes the leader of a gang of Moorish pirates Despite his nowfearsome reputation Tressilien is able to win back the love of his fianc�e Lady Rosamund Godolphin Enid Bennett who has been compelled to marry his half brother A thrilling climactic duel to the death brings this surefire audience pleaser to a rousing conclusion The Sea Hawk may well be the best film ever made by the popular Milton Sills ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Sea Hawk The Released 1940Made in USALength 127 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure RomanticPKs Rating Synopsis In the 1580s the Sea Hawks the name given to the bold privateers who prowl the oceans taking ships and treasure on behalf the British crown are the most dedicated defenders of British interests in the face of the expanding power of Philip of Spain And Captain Geoffrey Thorpe Errol Flynn is the boldest of the Sea Hawks responsible for capturing and destroying more than 50 Spanish ships and ten Spanish cities His capture of a Spanish galleon however leads to more than he bargained for in a romance with the ambassadors niece Brenda Marshall and the first whiff of a plan to put Spanish spies into the court of Elizabeth I Flora Robson Thorpes boldness leads him to a daring raid on a treasure caravan in Panama which thanks to treachery within Elizabeths court gets him captured and with his crew sentenced to the life of a slave aboard a Spanish ship Meanwhile Philip of Spain decides to wipe the threat posed by Elizabeths independence from the sea by conquering the island nation with his armada Thorpe though chained to an oar knows who the traitor at court is and plans to expose him and Philips plans but can he and his men break their bonds and get back to England alive in time to thwart the plans for conquest The Sea Hawk was the last and most mature of Flynns swashbuckling adventure films played with brilliant stylistic flourishes by the star at his most charismatic and most serious and studied when working with Flora Robson whom he apparently genuinely respected Boasting the handsomest most opulent production values of a Warner Bros period film to date The Sea Hawk was made possible in part by a huge new floodable soundstage Another highlight was the best adventure film score ever written by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and the scripts seriousness was nailed down by various notsoveiled references not to 16th century Spain but 20th century Nazi Germany The movie was cut by over 20 minutes for a reissue with The Sea Wolf and the complete version was lost until a preservationquality source was found at the British Film Institute Since then that 128minute version which actually contains a oneminute patriotic speech by Robson as Elizabeth that was originally left out of U S prints as well as amber tinting in all of the Panamanian sequences has become standard ~ Bruce Eder All Movie Guide Sea Hound The Released 1947Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Serial 15 episodesPKs Rating Synopsis In the first of his three serials for Columbia Pictures Larry Buster Crabbe starred as Captain Silver who with his crew gets involved with rescuing John Whitney Milton Kibbee a man with a certain knowledge of sunken treasure Whitney has been kidnapped by a mysterious pirate known as The Admiral Robert Barron who rules over the ubiquitous South Seas Island The girl in the case is Whitneys lovely daughter Pamela Blake Based on both a comic strip and a radio series The Sea Hound was produced by the cornercutting Sam Katzman and looked it A former MGM starlet brunette leading lady Pamela Blake was earlier known as Adele Pearce her real name apparently ~ Hans J Wollstein All Movie Guide Sea Panther The Released 1918Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Adventure DramaPKs Rating Synopsis William Desmond stars as The Sea Panther a gentleman pirate plying his trade in Days of Olde Though ruthless with his enemies the hero is at heart a romantic demanding that his fellow pirates treat their female prisoners with dignity and respect Eventually Desmond is overthrown in a mutiny and clapped into irons He is rescued by heroine Mary Warren who disguises herself as a boy for the occasion Critics agreed that the acting in The Sea Panther was vastly superior to the films rather seedy production values ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Sea Pirate Thea k a Surcouf lEroe dei Sette Maria k a El Tigre de los site maresa k a Surcouf le tigre des sept mersa k a The Fighting Corsair Released 1967Made in ItalyLength 85 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In this highseas adventure framed by the Napoleonic War a pirate is sponsored by the government to save those living on the captured islands In his spare time he has a romantic fling and tries to save his fianc�e from villains ~ Sandra Brennan All Movie Guide Seven Seas to Calaisa k a Re dei sette mari Il Released 1962Made in ItalyLength 102 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Set during the time of the brilliant Queen Elizabeth I of England this adventure tale is loosely based on the exploits of Sir Francis Drake Rod Taylor He was one of the Queens leading commanders in the battles with Spain over the gold of the New World Drake is shown wearing several hats so to speak He is a pirate who has no problems about raiding Spanish gold arsenals He is a military commander who plans and executes naval battles with the Spanish armada and wins He is a diplomat who knows how to maneuver in courtly circles but that does not stop him from trashing a Spanishbacked plan to assassinate the Queen Although this costume drama by Rudolph Mat� is not without a few minor flaws Drakes adventures should entertain most audiences especially the younger set ~ Eleanor Mannikka All Movie Guide Sharks Pirates of the Deep Released 1996Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Documentary voiced by Glenn FordPKs Rating Synopsis I freely admit that there are technically no Pirates in this documentary but I have long been an avid fan of shark diving so it gets an automatic listing for the title alone A profile of the shark one of natures best killing machines Includes footage of an actual attack the dissection of a shark and a shark cannibalizing another Shipwrecked Released 1990Made in USALength 91 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure Drama DisneyPKs Rating Synopsis Based on the novel Haakon Haakonsen Shipwrecked is a family film about a cabin boy Stian Smestad whose ship is hit by a hurricane just before it is about to be ambushed by pirates The boy and his stowaway friend wash up on a South Seas island which happens to be where the pirates treasure is buried Soon the piratesled by Lieutenant Merrick Gabriel Byrnearrive at the island with hopes of reclaiming their treasure and the boy decides to construct a series of elaborate booby traps to prevent them from reaching the booty ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine All Movie Guide Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas Released 2003Made in USALength 90 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure animatedPKs Rating Synopsis The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus Sinbad the Sailor Released 1935Made in USALength 117 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Sinbad battles a band of pirates at sea and on a tropical isle A giant bird rescues him and he ends up back on his ship with the pirates treasure Sinbad the Sailor Released 1947Made in USALength 116 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In the RKO swashbuckler Sinbad the Sailor Douglas Fairbanks Jr nostalgically emulates his famous father The first seven voyages of Sinbad have come and gone now he is on an eighth mission in search of the island where Alexander the Great allegedly hid his treasure Participants in the proceedings are the incredibly gorgeous Maureen OHara as a feisty princess Walter Slezak as a duplicitous greenskinned barber George Tobias and Mike Mazurki as two of Sinbads faithful seamen and Anthony Quinn as the villain of villains who meets a suitably fiery demise If the plot seems well nigh impossible to follow at times you can always wallow in the splendiferous Technicolor and the eyepopping stunt work of Douglas Fairbanks Jr and it must be admitted his uncredited stunt double Budgeted at nearly 3 million Sinbad the Sailor was one of the few postwar RKO flicks to post a profit ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Six Days Seven Nights Released 1998Made in USALength 101 MinutesRated PG13Format ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action Adventure RomancePKs Rating Synopsis Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend an ambitious decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island The only plane available is piloted by a laidback heavy drinker played by Harrison Ford with whom she shares a mutual dislike Ford is the only available pilot so she has no choice but to hire him and he cannot refuse the money Soon after when the plane crashlands in a storm on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they begin an unexpected romance that is eventually interrupted by modern day pirates seeking to steal their now repaired airplane Side Note The plane that Harrison Ford flies is called a DeHavilland Beaver and Ford actually owns one in his realworld offscreen life Sky Pirates Released 1986Made in USALength 89 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action Adventure CheesePKs Rating Synopsis Air force Lieutenant Harris starts for a flight to Boa Boa on board Reverend Mitchell with a box containing a part of a topsecret extraterrestrial key They get lost in a supernatural storm and find themselves after an emergency landing in kind of a Bermuda triangle 5000 miles off their course Home again no one believes Harris story and his crew suspiciously denies it too Harris is thrown in jail but manages to escape Together with Mitchells daughter he seeks the lost part of the key and its secret Son of Captain Blood Thea k a Figlio del Capitano Blood Il Released 1962Made in USALength 88 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis This sequel to the classic adventure stars Sean Flynn the son of the swashbuckling actor who played Captain Blood in the original In this version the son of the notorious pirate is raised by his mother She wants him to be a doctor but unfortunately the lad has saltwater in his veins and adventure in his heart he longs to sail the high seas of his father Eventually the mother gives in and young Blood joins a crew There he finds himself falling in love with a pretty passenger Trouble ensues when a wicked pirate attempts to forcibly board the ship He soon discovers that the old villain was one of his fathers worst enemies Adventurous mayhem ensues After the oceangoing outlaws are defeated the good sailors race homeward to warn the people of an impending tidal wave They succeed and end up hailed as heroes The young Blood then decides that he has had enough of the seafaring life and decides to become a humble doctor after all The lovely female passenger remains by his side ~ Sandra Brennan All Movie Guide Spanish Main The Released 1945Made in USALength 100 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis RKO Radios first film in the threecolor Technicolor process was the standardissue swashbuckler The Spanish Main Paul Henried is his usual stoic self as Laurent Van Horn a Dutch sea captain shipwrecked on the coast of Cartagena a Spanishheld island Sentenced to be hanged Van Horn and his crew escape from jail and take up piracy as revenge against Spain Soon afterward they capture a ship carrying Francisca Maureen OHara the fiance of Cartagenas corrupt governor Don Alvarado Walter Slezak Van Horn vengefully forces Francisca to marry him instead which causes dissension at the Pirate colony of Tortuga Naturally Van Horn and Francisca eventually fall in love with each other but the bad guys must be vanquished before a happy ending can be realized Binnie Barnes steals the show as feisty female buccaneer Anne Bonney who in real life looked less like Barnes and more like Walter Slezak The script is a cynical melange of piratemovie cliches and the performances are generally routine but The Spanish Main pleased the crowd in 1945 posting a profit of nearly 1 5 million and encouraging future Technicolor adventure films from RKO ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Such a Little Pirate Released 1918Made in USALength 50 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Adventure SuspensePKs Rating Synopsis Raised on the wild windjammer stories of her seacaptain grandfather Obadiah Wolf Theodore Roberts heroine Patricia Lila Lee yearns for a life on the high seas Obadiah paints bold images of buccaneering and booty In fact hes got a tattoo on his breast of a map which leads to buried treasure He plans to go get it just as soon as his makes his final payment on a ship which is being cared for by Rory OMalley Harrison Ford a slightly crippled young seaman However the man he is paying Ellory Glendenning Forrest Seabury intends to steal the ship and sell it to the government for a high price The night Obadiah makes his final payment he celebrates a bit too heartily and in a drunken brawl rolls into a fire scorching his map into obliteration He also loses the receipt for the ship so Glendenning refuses to give him the vessel He boards the craft anyway with his draftdodging son J ParksJones and heads out to sea But Patricia has snuck on board with her pet orangutan Sinbad The crew mutinies and Rory and Patricia take over They get to the treasure just as Obadiah is being dragged to the same location by Bad Eye a grimy old sea dog Guy Oliver Rory and Patricia save Obadiah and Sinbad finds the receipt so all ends well This film was based on the novel Peggy the Pirate by James Oliver Curwood ~ Janiss Garza All Movie Guide Swashbucklera k a Scarlet Buccaneer Released 1976Made in USALength 101 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure ComedyPKs Rating Synopsis A latterday attempt to update the swordplay success of Errol Flynn movies this film is part burlesque part homage to oldfashioned pirate films James Earl Jones and Robert Shaw play Nick Debrett and Ned Lynch two pirates who save a noblewoman Jane Barnet Genevi�ve Bujold and take her to Jamaica They find that their friends have been taken captive by a ruthless dictator Peter Boyle plays the foppish villain Lord Durant with an overthetop swagger Debrett and Lynch set out to rescue their friends and overthrow the perverted tyrant Beau Bridges plays Major Folly a fancydressing Scarlet Pimpernel sort A young Anjelica Huston has a minor part as a nameless woman There is plenty of swordplay blood slapstick and cleavage all directed by James Goldstone in a frenzied fashion ~ Michael Betzold All Movie Guide Swiss Family Robinson Released 1960Made in USALength 128 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure ChildrenPKs Rating Synopsis None of the many cinema adaptations of Johan Wyss The Swiss Family Robinson are as relentlessly enjoyable as this 1960 Disney feature The film wastes no time getting down to business with the shipwreck of the Robinson family occurring as the credits flash across the screen Fashioning a raft the family heads to a lush tropical island While the mother Dorothy McGuire isnt too happy about being a castaway the father John Mills and the sons James MacArthur Tommy Kirk Kevin Corcoran are thrilled at the prospect of carving out a new life for themselves In short order the industrious Robinsons have constructed a treehouse with all the creature comforts and utilities of their home in Switzerland Later on the little party is joined by Janet Munro the daughter of a sea captain who has been captured by pirate Sessue Hayakawa and his band After a series of adventures calculated to arouse the envy of every man woman and child in the audience the film comes to a rousing conclusion as the Robinsons resourcefully fend off Hayakawa and his pirates with a variety of jerrybuilt booby traps A boxoffice winner to the tune of 30 million The Swiss Family Robinson proved beyond doubt that Disneys decision to emphasize the humor and adventure of the Wyss original while downplaying the sociopolitical undertones was a sound one ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Terry and the Pirates Boxed Set Released 1940Made in USALength 270 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Serial 15 EpisodesPKs Rating Synopsis Based on the popular longrunning comic strip by Milton Caniff Terry and the Pirates was an adventure series starring John Baer as Colonel Terry Lee who travels the Orient in search of a gold mine he inherited from his grandfather ~ Kristie Hassen All Movie Guide Three Little Pirates Released 1946Made in USALength 18 minRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Comedy ShortPKs Rating Synopsis This was Curly Howards next to last film as a member of the Three Stooges He would collapse from a stroke while filming HalfWits Holiday and his illness would end his career Even though he wasnt well during his last few shorts Curlys comic timing was usually flawless and hes especially hilarious here disguised as a Rajah The time is supposedly 1642 but when the Stooges are washed up onto Dead Mans Island from a wrecked garbage scow they are dressed as sailors circa 1946 when the film was made Curly immediately displeases the governor Vernon Dent by flirting with his fianc�e Rita Christine McIntyre and he sentences all three of them to death Rita doesnt want to marry the governor so she gives the boys tools including an electric drill so they can escape from their cell Unfortunately they choose the wrong wall and wind up right back in their cell So Rita disguises them as wayfarers from a strange land apparently somewhere around India They talk in gibberish and offer the governor a raspberry lollipop which he mistakes as a ruby hes delighted because hes never been given the raspberry before Only after theyre gone does he discover that they are the sailors he wants dead He enlists the help of Black Louie the pirate and the boys wind up in a tense situation at a saloon But they battle it out and with Ritas help they emerge victorious Moe however has decided he wants to stay he proclaims himself emperor and a mallet immediately comes down and smashes him on the head ~ Janiss Garza All Movie Guide Three penny Opera The Released 1931Made in GermanyLength 112 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage GermanGenre Action DramaPKs Rating Synopsis Bad acting bad lighting bad coloring bad well everything really   I really tried to get into the story but the sound and picture being so out of sync ruined any chance of that Tiger of the Seven Seasa k a Le Tigre des Mersa k a La Tigre dei Sette Mari Released 1962Made in ItalyLength 90 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis In this swashbuckler a sensuous female pirate takes over her retired fathers ship and sails off for highseas adventure and romance ~ Sandra Brennan All Movie Guide Treasure Islanda k a Pirate�s Treasure Released 1908Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Short 1 Reel VitagraphPKs Rating Never saw itSynopsis Sadly this film is presumed lost by the American Film Institute and it is unlikely that a copy still exists today Treasure Island Released 1912Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Adventure SuspensePKs Rating Never saw itSynopsis Sadly this film is presumed lost by the American Film Institute and it is unlikely that a copy still exists today Treasure Island Released 1918Made in USALength 60 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Action Adventure SilentPKs Rating Synopsis Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island Released 1920Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat B&WLanguage SilentGenre Serial 6 ReelsPKs Rating Synopsis Treasure Island was the third of Foxs Sunshine Kiddies series a group of literary adaptations starring child actors in adult roles Little Francis Carpenter was cast as Robert Louis Stevensons youthful hero Jim Hawkins who after coming into possession of a valuable map embarks upon a treacherous treasure hunt It was typical of the Sunshine Kiddies series that Stevensons lovable villain ships cookcumpirate Long John Silver was played by a girl Violet Radcliffe Another female child performer Virginia Lee Corbin is seen as Jim Hawkins sweetheart a character which doesnt appear in the original novel No mere pastiche Treasure Island was lavishly produced and meticulously directed and the juvenile cast took its responsibilities very seriously ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Treasure Island Released 1934Made in USALength 105 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis This fifth film version of Robert Louis Stevensons Treasure Island boasts an allstar MGM cast headed by Wallace Beery as Long John Silver and Jackie Cooper as Jim Hawkins The screenplay by John Lee Mahin John Howard Lawson and Leonard Praskins remains faithful to the Stevenson original up to a point The story begins when drunken old sea dog Billy Bones Lionel Barrymore drags himself into the seaside pub managed by Jim and his mother Dorothy Peterson After Billy is killed by the scurrilous Blind Pew William V Mong and his henchmen Jim discovers that the deceased expirate carries a treasure map on his person Together with Dr Livesey Otto Kruger and Squire Trelawny Nigel Bruce Jim books passage on a ship captained by Alexander Smollett Lewis Stone their destination is the treasure island depicted on the map Smollett doesnt like the voyage nor the crew and not without reason ships cook Long John Silver has rounded up the crew from the dregs of the earth fully intending to mutiny and claim the treasure for himself A further plot complications awaits both treasureseekers and pirates in the person of halfmad island hermit Ben Gunn Chic Sale whos already found the treasure and has stashed it away for himself Towards the end the plot strays from the Stevenson version in detailing the ultimate fate of ruthlessbutlovable Long John Silver While consummately produced Treasure Island suffers from overlength and a mannered performance by Jackie Cooper Disneys 1950 remake with Robert Newton and Bobby Driscoll is far more satisfying ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Treasure Island Released 1950Made in USALength 96 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis The Walt Disney production of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel Treasure Island is one of the companys best liveaction films of the 50s and one of the best familyoriented adventures ever filmed Bobby Driscoll plays Jim Hawkins a young cabin boy who battles the pirate Long John Silver Robert Newton for a treasure Disney changes the ending of the book yet the film is so entertainingparticularly Newtons scenestealing performancethat the difference is forgivable In the 70s Treasure Island was reissued with objectionable violence cut out of the print the original version was restored in the 1992 home video rerelease ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine All Movie Guide Treasure Island Released 1964Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Very realistic and not picturing the 2 opposite parties in black and white Also good that the audience is led through the story by different characters and even by the young AND the old Jim Hawkins Also the music helps a good deal to built up the tension A pirate story for children and grownups Treasure Island Released 1982Made in UKLength 94 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Prepare for a swashbuckling good time as Robert Louis Stevensons classic tale of treasure and treachery on the highseas comes to the screen in an old fashioned adventure that the whole family will enjoy Frank Gorshin stars and Dave Heather directs ~ Jason Buchanan All Movie Guide Treasure Islanda k a Ile au trsor L Released 1985Made in FranceLength 115 minRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Jonathan Melvil Poupaud is an imaginative young man This film unveils what goes on in his mind as he mulls over his recent reading of Robert Louis Stevensons classic Treasure Island and the television adventure shows he is watching This story device allows the highly regarded and very innovative Chileanborn director Raul Ruiz to transform Stevensons classic adventure tale into a much darker and more complex depiction of treachery and hidden identities Distributors and producers were not entranced by this transformation and money for completing the film was withheld so despite its completion date of 1986 this version which evinces numerous technical and other problems was not released until 1991 Gaps in the sometimes confusing storyline are dealt with in a voiceover narrative Ruiz work has usually met with a warmer reception but in this case it received a great deal of possibly welldeserved ridicule One high point of the film however is when Pedro Armendariz Jr as Mendoza recounts the story of Herman Melvilles lesswellknown novel Benito Cereno ~ Clarke Fountain All Movie Guide Treasure Island Released 1990Made in USALength 131 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action Adventure Made for TVPKs Rating Synopsis A terrific telling of Robert Louis Stevensons adventure Christian Bale as the young Jim Hawkins and Charlton Heston as Long John Silver are both superb and head a great cast Richard Johnson Oliver Reed Clive Wood and Julian Glover among the many actors that bring the story to life Filmed in Jamaica as well as the Hispaniola a beauty of a ship the scenery and cinematography by Robert Steadman are marvelous The soundtrack is by Paddy Moloney and performed by The Chieftains and is also very effective Christian Bale so moving two years earlier in Empire of the Sun is here courageous and strong only fourteen at the time this was made he is quite remarkable and Heston does a turn as the bad guy and is sensational as old wily Silver saying things like Ill have yer liver for breakfast Director Fraser Heston who made his cinematic debut as the infant Moses in the 1956 The Ten Commandments his father starred in keeps the pacing fast and though there are a lot of sword fights and shooting it is mostly sound effects and there is very little in the way of gore making the film suitable for children The dialect of the sailors sounds foreign at first but one soon gets used to it Originally made for television this is rousing exceptional storytelling Treasure Island Released 1997Made in USALength 91 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Animated Action AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Young Jim Hawkins and the pirate Long John Silver race to find the same treasure located on a mysterious map in this animated adaptation of the timeless classic by Robert Louis Stevenson ~ Mark Deming All Movie Guide Treasure Island Released 1999Made in CanadaLength 94 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action AdventurePKs Rating 1 for the movie and 1 for Jack PalanceSynopsis A very ordinary lackluster and unconvincing rehash of the Treasure Island story  In Treasure Island 1999 Jack Palance follows such notables as Robert Newton Orson Wells and Charelton Heston as Long John Silver with this secondrate knockoff of the R L Stevenson classic novel An unfortunate attempt at film making this version plods along dutifully telling the story without the passion mystery and intrigue penned into the pages of the novel Pretty much a waste of time unable to live up to the precedent set by Disney Treasure Island Released 1999Made in USALength 60 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AnimatedPKs Rating Synopsis This animated retelling of Robert Louis Stevensons classic Treasure Island centers around the youthful Jim Hawkins whose accidental finding of an old map cues the advent of a dangerous treasure hunt marked by pirates a series of physical obstacles and a damsel in distress ~ Tracie Cooper All Movie Guide Treasure of Pirates Point Released 1998Made in USALength 85 MinutesRated GFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Action Adventure ChildrenPKs Rating Synopsis This familyfriendly adventure comedy is the directorialdebut of filmmaker Richard Stanley Fly Boy Starring Asher Metchik and Samuel Gifaldi the film follows a group of young friends as they search for a hidden pirates treasure and get a lesson or two about friendship along the way Treasure of Pirates Point is also known as The Legend of Pirates Point ~ Matthew Tobey All Movie Guide Treasure Planet Released 2002Made in USALength 95 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AnimatedPKs Rating Synopsis Not even the high concept of transplanting Robert Louis Stevensons beloved adventure story to outer space can generate much in the way of novelty or fun In spite of the crowded imagery the throbbing seachanteyonsteroids score and the presence of every Disney clich� from the past 40 years absent father lectures on selfesteem not one but two neurotic chatterbox sidekicks Treasure Planet is remarkably uneventful even boring � A O Scott The New York Times True Caribbean PiratesHistory Channel Released 2006Made in USALength 120 MinutesRated TVFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis A truly outstanding documentary on some of the major Caribbean Pirates like Blackbeard Henry Morgan Ann Bonny and Black Bart Roberts Thought to be one of the most historically accurate accountings of this time period I highly recommend it The keen observer will see notice that the editor of this website Rob Ossian is interviewed several times throughout the documentary Larger than life more dangerous than legend pirates and buccaneers set sail for plunder Shot in high definition True Caribbean Pirates recreates the rise of piracy in the Caribbean and its climactic inevitable downfall Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Released 1916Made in USALength 105 minutesRated PGFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure SilentPKs Rating Synopsis Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge He has traveled over 20000 leagues in search of Charles Denver a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker Seeing what he had done Denver took the daughter to his yacht and sailed away He abandoned her and a sailor on a mysterious island and has come back after all these years to see if she is still alive and if the nightmares he has will stop The daughter has been found by five survivors of a Union Army Balloon that crashed near the island At sea Professor Aronnax was aboard the ship Abraham Lincoln when Nemo rammed it and threw the Professor his daughter and two others into the water Prisoners at first they are now treated as guests to view the underwater world and to hunt under the waves Nemo will also tells them about the Nautilus and the revenge that has driven him for all these years Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Released 1954Made in USALength 105 minutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure DisneyPKs Rating Synopsis The oceans during the late 186092s are no longer safe many ships have been lost Sailors have returned to port with stories of a vicious narwhal a giant whale with a long horn which sinks their ships A naturalist Professor Pierre Aronnax his assistant Conseil and a professional whaler Ned Land join an US expedition which attempts to unravel the mystery This 1954 Disney version of Jules Vernes 20000 Leagues Under the Sea represented the studios costliest and most elaborate Americanfilmed effort to date Kirk Douglas plays a troubleshooting 19th century seaman trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late Teaming with scientist Paul Lukas and diver Peter Lorre Douglas sets sail to investigateand is promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo James Mason who skippers a lavish scientifically advanced submarine The films special effects including a giant squid were impressive enough in 1954 to win an Academy Award ~ Hal Erickson All Movie Guide Two Lost Worldss Released 1951Made in USALength 61 MinutesRated NRFormat B&WLanguage EnglishGenre Adventure Science FictionPKs Rating Synopsis Science fiction with dinosaurs and piratesWhen the American clipper ship The Queen is attacked by pirates off the Hebrides in 1830 Mate Kirk Hamilton is injured and must be put ashore at Queensland Colony Made in Australia for treatment and recuperation There he meets and falls in love with Elaine Jeffries daughter of the magistrate and allbutfianc�e to rancher Martin Shannon She also finds herself attracted to Kirk and a rivalry develops between the two men Meantime the pirates led by Captain Hackett decide to raid the colony and in the process kidnap Elaine and her friend Nancy Kirk and Shannon lead the pursuit having not only the romantic triangle to resolve but the pirates to overcome and along the way being stranded on a volcanic island inhabited by dinosaurs The Pirates of Tortuga Under the Black Flaga k a Las Piratas de La Isla Tortugaa k a Bajo La Bandera Negra Released 1987Made in USALength 102 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AnimatedPKs Rating Synopsis An innocent trip to the city museum leads to a wild tale of time travel in this animated adventure that transports viewers back to a time when dangerous pirates flew the Jolly Roger damsels in distress cried out for rescue and the hunt for treasure offered unheard of riches to those brave enough to navigate the treacherous ocean waters Upon discovering the missing piece of a legendary treasure three youngsters activate a time traveling device that spirits them back to the 18th Century and the pirate refuge of Tortuga After making the acquaintance of beautiful but dangerous pirate queen Anne Bonnie the three young adventurers are soon forced to do battle with the ed Captain Blackbeard a ruthless villain whos determined to destroy the pirate kingdom and do away with the bothersome Bonnie once and for all Jason Buchanan All Movie Guide Vengeance of the Space Pirate Released 1987Made in USALength 102 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre AnimatedPKs Rating Synopsis Captain Harlock returns from a deep space mission to find that Earth has been conquered by the greenskinned Illumidas and most of the remaining humans have lost the will to fight back recognizing his talents the leader of the Illumidas offers Harlock a position in their military but he turns it down chosing instead to lead the life of an outlaw flying through space as a pirate and helping out the resistance forces of the many planets the Illumidas have conquered Sea Tales Witch & The Pirate Prince Released 2001Made in USALength UnknownRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre DocumentaryPKs Rating Synopsis Somewhere off Massachusetts the wreck of the Whydah with 400 million of gold silver ivory and jewels in her hold has lain hidden by the waves for 300 years In 1717 dashing Sam Bellamy seduced a 15yearold Massachusetts maiden before sailing for the Caribbean in search of sunken Spanish Galleons promising to come back to his young love Unsuccessful he turned to piracy and Black Bellamy became one of the most feared and hated men on the waves But for all the years he spent at sea his abandoned lover left pregnant by Bellamy and branded a witch by her community haunted the cliffs of Cape Cod waiting for his return Finally as Bellamy sailed his captured treasureladen vessel home a fierce gale drove the ship to ruin off the shore of Wellfleet Period accounts interviews with maritime experts and stunning re enactments bring the story of THE WITCH AND THE PIRATE PRINCE TO LIFE Trace the incredible story of the reluctant pirate who sailed into legend and the tragic figure he left behind and join the countless attempts to find the Whydah and her spoils Ville des Pirates Released 1983Made in USALength 125 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Full Length AdventurePKs Rating because it was freeSynopsis Okay Honesty time   I dont speak French and the copy of this movie that was sent to me was in French Only in French   No subtitles dubbing or anything   I still reviewed it but my friends and I started heckling it like an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and probably didnt get a whole lot out of it   What I did get though was that there wasnt a single Pirate in the whole thing Yankee Buccaneer Released 1952Made in USALength 86 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Full Length AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis A United States Navy ship in the first half of the 19th century under the command of Captain David Porter is expecting to put ashore after a year on the seas but the arrival of one of Porters exstudents the willful and independent Lieutenant David Farragut brings a new mission to disguise the ship and crew as a pirate ship and help the Navy locate the criminals who have been robbing Americas merchant fleet But as Farraguts disobedience threatens the safety of the crew they stumble upon an international conspiracy Yankee Pasha Released 1954Made in USALength 84 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Full Length AdventurePKs Rating Synopsis Salem Massachusetts 1800 Mountaineer Jason Starbuck rides into town with furs to sell and dreams to fulfill He falls in love with Roxana who breaks her previous engagement and leaves for France to await Jason Roxanas ship is attacked by pirates and she is sold into slavery in Morocco Jason follows her to Morocco and must win the support of the sultan in order to continue his efforts to locate and rescue her Yellowbeard Released 1983Made in USALength 101 MinutesRated PGFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Full Length ComedyPKs Rating Synopsis I love this movie   This movie is nothing short of genius but to be honest unless you are a die hard Pirate fan or at least a major fan of Pirate films in general you may not get much out of it Yellowbeard is the greatest Pirate in history but is eventually caught and imprisoned by the British   He is released from prison so that the Brits can follow him to his hidden cache of buried treasure   The audience quickly learns that the only map to the treasure is tattooed onto the head of his only son Dan who not only thinks he father was long since dead hates pirating and wants to be a gardener Loosely based on the plot of Treasure Island and full of top notch stars and cameos Graham Chapman Peter Boyle Cheech Marin Tommy Chong Peter Cook Marty Feldman Martin Hewitt Michael Hordern Eric Idle Madeline Kahn James Mason John Cleese Kenneth Mars Spike Milligan Stacey Nelkin and more Yellowbeard the Pirate Swamp Critters Released 1995Made in USALength 30 MinutesRated NRFormat ColorLanguage EnglishGenre Childrens VideoPKs Rating Synopsis Beware this piece of garbage  It is essentially a low budget knockoff of the Muppets that frequently gets sold by accident to people buying videos online   I was finally able to see this a few years back and it was just as awful as one could imagine Essentially a bunch of knock off Muppets try to convince a local Pirate to turn his ship into a cruise ship instead   Henson and the Monty Python guys should have had the Swamp Critters whacked Click on the Piece of Eight to return to the Main Page