The Crimson Pirate
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Half affectionate parody and half enthusiastic tribute to the swashbuckling pirate epics of the 1930's and 40's, The Crimson Pirate stars Burt Lancaster as Captain Vallo, the smiling leader of a pack of unscrupulous pirates. While on the high seas, Vallo and his men spy a well-stocked merchant ship, and waste no time in relieving it of its contents. One of the passengers on the cargo vessel, Baron Gruda (Leslie E. Bradley), informs Vallo that a political revolt is shaking a island nation in the Caribbean to its foundations. The pirates set their course to the island, hoping to sell the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Carnival-like 1950s pirate yarn is fun for all."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"...it works both as a movie parody and as a rollicking good adventure at the same time."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Light-hearted pirate spoof, with brilliant color and unusual science fiction elements."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Terrific self-spoofing swashbuckler. Hard to beat"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Schlocky but fun."
‑ Luanne Brown, Chico Enterprise-Record
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