Il corsaro (1970)

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Il corsaro (1970) Poster

An English buccaneer loses his ship in a cards game, and tries to pass for a priest, to restart a new life. Eventually, he is found out, arrested, and sent in a ship headed to the colony of... See full summary »


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17 September 2017 | dbdumonteil
The winsome pirate.
In 1970,this kind of pirate movie was already out of date.Only the long discussion about the re-population of the island by thieves ,renegades and prostitutes saved from the gibbet indicates time has passed: the bawdy language which insists on the "stallion "use of the men would have had problems with censorship ten years before,for which is essentially a movie aimed at the teenager/children's market.

Although made by Tony Mulligan aka Antonio Mollica ,only the lead is American:Robert Woods ,who resembles George Hilton,another specialist of the genre at the time.

After a "cultural " introduction in which we are told that "buccaneers " could end up serving a country and thus become corsairs ,blah blah ,blah" ,most of the "screenplay" consists of duels-exclusively fought by the hero ,with a little help from others,now and then -,battles on the ships or on dry land...which becomes monotonous in the long run .

Besides the movie hesitates between tongue-in-chick humor (the priest counting his money,supposedly for the poor,the blue jokes in the hold)and "deeply moving" scenes (the death of Jeffrey's henchman);it loses on all counts.

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Adventure | Action


Release Date:

29 August 1970



Country of Origin

Italy, Spain

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