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The Crimson Pirate (1952) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Robert Siodmak and produced by Harold Hecht and Burt Lancaster.

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The Crimson Pirate (1952)

By Beatrice on Sep 20, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Crimson Pirate Directed by Robert Siodmak Written by Roland Kibbee 1952/USA Hecht-Lancaster Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant This starts as a fun pirate adventure/spoof and ends with a fantasy worthy of Terry Gilliam. Mainly it’s a good chance to see Burt Lancaster show off hi... Read full article


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Pablo Murphy: This one
[indicates Ojo]
Pablo Murphy: can't talk and this one
[points at Vallo]
Pablo Murphy: can't keep quiet.


Humble Bellows: There goes a good pirate, Stub Ear, to sell his wares like a fish peddler. Meaning no disrespect to the skipper, of course.
Stub Ear: And us, with a price on our heads, hove to in one of His Majesty's ports like sitting ducks.
Poison Paul: But if the skipper pulls us through again, we'll be the ducks what laid the golden eggs.
Humble Bellows: Ye be thinking of geese, if you'll pardon the correction, Poison Paul. Geese... on a wild goose chase.


Humble Bellows: Meantime, we got regular pirate business to settle. We got the plank, the culprit and the verdict. All we need's a trial, an execution and a sentence.
Slimy: He's guilty!
Humble Bellows: So much for the trial. Now for execution.


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Ojo (Nick Cravat) is mute because Cravat had a thick East Coast accent.
In his autobiography, Christopher Lee claimed that Robert Siodmak changed the original screenplay: "The script started life as serious, nay solemn, but Robert Siodmak, the director, with all the sure touch of real tension behind him in The Killers and The Spiral Staircase, took stock of the material in forty-eight hours and turned it into a comedy."
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