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Blackbeard the Pirate [DVD] [1952]

  • SKU: 25456983
  • Release Date: 02/18/2012
  • Rating: NR
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    Blackbeard the Pirate
    Robert Newton exhibits absolutely no shame in his portrayal of the title character in Blackbeard the Pirate. If you thought that Newton's "Arr, matey"s got out of hand in Treasure Island, wait til you see this one. The plot concerns the efforts of the British admirality to bring Blackbeard to justice. To that end, officer Keith Andes allows himself to be abducted by the pirate's minions. Also captured by Blackbeard is luscious Linda Darnell, the adopted daughter of Andes' superior Torin Thatcher. When it turns out that everyone is being double-crossed by the insidious Thatcher, all Technicolor hell breaks loose. William Bendix costars as Blackbeard's chief henchman, appearing to be a model of subtlety when compared to his costar. Future "Beverly Hillbilly" Irene Ryan has some nice moments as Linda Darnell's lady-in-waiting. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Newton
      Robert Newton - Blackbeard
    • Linda Darnell
      Linda Darnell - Edwina
    • William Bendix
      William Bendix - Worley
    • Keith Andes
      Keith Andes - Maynard
    • Torin Thatcher
      Torin Thatcher - Sir Henry Morgan



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      The campy film from 1952 is an enjoyable romp with Robert Newton chewing every bit of scenery in sight. The entire cast are well chosen for their roles. Sadly, the source material for this release is a bit ragged and it apparently is in an inferior color process; lacking the vibrant hues of the original Technicolor prints. Since this is the only way to get this title until such time that Warner Archive releases it in the original Technicolor process, I recommend it conditionally.

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