The Crimson Pirate
The Crimson Pirate (1952)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 27, 1952
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Carnival-like 1950s pirate yarn is fun for all.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis works both as a movie parody and as a rollicking good adventure at the same time.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Light-hearted pirate spoof, with brilliant color and unusual science fiction elements.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Terrific self-spoofing swashbuckler. Hard to beat

Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record

Schlocky but fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Big, splashy entertainment but it goes on too long.
xGary Xx
Classic swashbuckler full of fine action and slapstick humour. Pirates Of The Carribean pillaged many ideas from here, most blatantly, the walking under the sea… More
Jonny Crumley
The Crimson Pirate is a fine swashbuckler, with plenty of charm, action and lighthearted humour. Lancaster, a circus acrobat before turning to movies in the… More