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Pirates of Blood River (1962) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by John Gilling and produced by Michael Carreras and Anthony Nelson Keys.

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The Pirates of Blood River

By Barry P. on May 22, 2021 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1962) Directed by John Gilling; Written by John Hunter and John Gilling; Story by Jimmy Sangster; Starring: Kerwin Matthews, Glenn Corbett, Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, Marla Landi, Oliver Reed, Michael Ripper and Peter Arne; Available on DVD. Rating: ***½ “Tarted up with palms and ba... Read full article

The Pirates of Blood River

By Beatrice on Sep 17, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Pirates of Blood River Directed by John Gilling Written by John Hunter and John Gilling; story by Jimmy Sangster 1962/UK Hammer Films First viewing/Netflix rental The highlight of this movie is Christopher Lee and his French accent. A couple of generations ago, French Huguenots fled to the Is... Read full article

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Hench, a pirate: [to Mack] I do not count my chickens before I see them, and then I wait until the eggs are hatched out.

Brocaire, a pirate: [Realizes the sword thrust through him is fatal] Oh, Mama...
[He falls over dead]

Captain LaRoche: If I kill, it is to achieve a purpose, not for the sake of killing.

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Sammy Davis Jr. visited the set during the shooting of the film.
When approached by Michael Carreras to write a script for a pirate movie, Jimmy Sangster was cautioned by the producer that they couldn't afford a ship. The ship seen from long shot in the beginning was a stock shot.
Oliver Reed got an ear infection and had to be hospitalized after participating in a sequence that was shot in the filthy waters of a river.
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