The Pirate (1948)

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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

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  • Judy Garland and Gene Kelly in The Pirate (1948)
  • Gene Kelly in The Pirate (1948)
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  • Judy Garland in The Pirate (1948)
  • Gene Kelly in The Pirate (1948)
  • Judy Garland and Gene Kelly in The Pirate (1948)

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9 February 2000 | jjewler1
A classic I never tire of watching.
I was a kid when I first saw "The Pirate." So I missed many of the nuances in this incredibly glorious farce. Garland and Kelly have never been funnier. Though the songs are few, the production numbers are astounding. Garland, of course, sounds incredible and Kelly does at least three long dance numbers that make for wonderful watching. Viewers must remember that the whole movie is a put-on to some degree, and the stars put it over marvelously. Great support, too, from Walter Slezak and Gladys Cooper. This is one of those films that validate the phrase "glorious technicolor." It also adds lustre to the memory of the golden age of MGM musicals.

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