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Pirate  Film  Festival

Well, shiver me timbers!
And buckle my swash!
               Errol Flynn in 'Captain Blood'

While the pirates, buccaneers, privateers & corsairs of the XVIIth and XVIIIth Centuries
were often British or French or Spanish, the skull-and-crossbones lifestyle mostly took place
in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico and off the eastern coast of America.

music & video collections     • •     Treasure Island     • •     other pirate movies, A-Z     • •     documentaries

          'Pirates of The Americas' Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore
         

pirate posters category at AllPosters.com

3-ft by 5-ft skull & bones pirate flag at Amazon for $4.05

list of pirate films by year at Wikipedia

Rob Ossian's Pirates Cove Pirate Movies fansite

   'Pirates of The Caribbean' Movies Page   

Video  &  Music  Collections

search DVDs on keyword 'Swashbucklers' {1,500+ titles} at Amazon

"Crimson Pirate: Swashbucklers of The Silver Screen" [music compilation]
Silva America soundtrack CD [9/97] out of prodn/used

Pirates of The Golden Age Movie Collection  "Pirates of The Golden Age Collection" [2007]
Universal color DVD box set [5/2007] 2 disks for $20.99
four feature films {see each below}: "Against All Flags" [1952] starring Errol Flynn; "Buccaneer's Girl" [1950] starring Yvonne De Carlo & Philip Friend; "Double Crossbones" [1951] starring Donald O'Connor; and "Yankee Buccaneer" [1952] starring Jeff Chandler & Scott Brady
Pirates 10 Movie Pack DVD box set  "Pirates 10 Movie Pack" DVD Box Set [2006]
St Clair Vision DVD set [7/2006] 3 disks for $9.98
includes "The Sea Lion" [1921 silent feature]; "The Black Pirate" [1926 silent feature] starring Douglas Fairbanks; "In The Wake of The Bounty" [1933], the movie debut of Errol Flynn; "Phantom Ship" aka 'The Mystery of The Marie Celeste" [1935] starring Bela Lugosi; "Captain Calamity" [1936]; "The Mutiny On The Elsinore" [1937] based on the 1914 Jack London novel; "Mutiny" [1952] directed by Edward Dmytryk; "Long John Silver's Return To Treasure Island" [1954] starring Robert Newton; "Manfish" [1956]; and "Pirate of The Blackhawk" [Italy 1958]

Ultimate Pirate Collection  "The Ultimate Pirate Collection" [2006]
Mill Creek DVD [6/2006] 4 disks for $12.99
includes "The Black Pirate" [1926 silent] starring Douglas Fairbanks; "Corsair" [1931] starring Chester Morris & Thelma Todd; "Law of the Sea" [1931] starring William Farnum; "The Mutiny On The Elsinore" [1937] based on the 1914 Jack London novel; "The Last Adventurers" [1937]; "Jamaica Inn" [1939] directed by Alfred Hitchcock; "Captain Kidd" [1945] starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott & Gilbert Roland; "Mutiny" [1952] directed by Edward Dmytryk; "Sea Devils" [1953] directed by Raoul Walsh; "Long John Silver's Return To Treasure Island" [1954] starring Robert Newton; 14 episodes of the 1955 "Adventures of Long John Silver" TV series starring Robert Newton; "Hell Ship Mutiny" [1957] starring Jon Hall, John Carradine & Peter Lorre; "La Regina delle Amazzoni" [1960]; and "Legend of The Sea Wolf" [1975] starring Chuck Connors, based on the 1904 Jack London novel

Pirates of the Silver Screen  "The Pirates of The Silver Screen Collection" [2006]
Passport DVD [5/2006] 5 disks for $17.99
includes "Shanghaied [1915 silent short] starring Charlie Chaplin & Edna Purviance; "Captain Kidd's Kids" [1919 silent short] starring Harold Lloyd & Bebe Daniels; "The Love Nest" [1923 silent short] with Buster Keaton; "The Buccaneers" [1924 silent comedy short] starring Our Gang; "The Black Pirate" [1926 silent feature] starring Douglas Fairbanks; "The Dancing Pirate" [1936] starring Charles Collins, Frank Morgan & Rita Hayworth; "Captain Kidd" [1945] starring starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott & Gilbert Roland; "Long John Silver's Return To Treasure Island" [1954] starring Robert Newton; 12 episodes of the 1955 "Adventures of Long John Silver" TV series starring Robert Newton; and "Treasure Island" [1960 CBS tv show] starring Hugh Griffith & Boris Karloff
Legendary Pirate Movies DVD  
Legendary Pirate Movies DVD [2003]
BFS Ent 3-movie DVD [1/2003] for $5.98
includes "Captain Kidd" [1945] starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott & Gilbert Roland; "The Son of Monte Cristo" [1940] starring Louis Hayward & Joan Bennett; & "Long John Silver's Return To Treasure Island" [1954] starring Robert Newton

"Treasure Island"  Movies

Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Robert Louis Stevenson movie credits at IMDb

Treasure Island  
classic 1883 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Signet pb [12/98] for $3.95
Penguin 7¾x5 hardcover [12/99] for $5.95
Bookcassette UNABR audio [6/93] for $12.57
Tantor UNABR audio CD [12/2002] for $39.00

Treasure Island 34  "Treasure  Island"  [M.G.M. Aug 1934]
Directed by Victor Fleming; based on the R.L.S. novel {above}; starring Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger, Lewis Stone, Nigel Bruce & Charles 'Chic' Sale
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [10/2006] for $17.99
Warner color VHS [11/89] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Treasure Island 50   Walt Disney's "Treasure Island"  [July 1950]
Directed by Byron Haskin; based on the R.L.S. novel {above}; starring Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea. Finlay Currie, Geoffrey Keen & Geoffrey Wilkinson
Disney color DVD [3/97] for $19.99
Disney color VHS [3/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Long John Silver   "Long John Silver: Return To Treasure Island"  [TI/DCA Dec 1954]
Cinemascope sequel directed by Byron Haskin; starring Robert Newton, Kit Taylor, Lloyd Berrell & Rod Taylor
VCI color CinemaScope DVD [6/2006] for $9.99
Direct Source color VHS [6/99] for $3.99
Celebrity color VHS [1/87] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Muppet Treasure Island  "Muppet  Treasure  Island"  [Disney Dec 1996]
Disney Home Video color DVD [11/2005] for $11.99
Disney Home Video color DVD [9/2003] for $11.24
Disney Home Video color VHS [6/2002] out of stock/used
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
full credits from IMDbMagic Lantern's 'The Muppets' Page

lots more "Treasure Island" stuff
(books, silent & sound features, TV movies & TV series, posters, links)
on Magic Lantern's "Treasure Island" Movies [1912-2014] Page

Pirates of The Caribbean walk on the beach

"The Pirates of The Caribbean"  Movies

on their own page since 2008

"A High Wind In Jamaica"  [Fox June 1965]
A High Wind In Jamaica movie starring Anthony Quinn & James Coburn  British planters in Jamaica fear that their children are becoming uncivilized, and so ship them off to boarding school in England. But a pirate ship intercepts that ship, and the kids sneak aboard the pirate vessel, and are discovered later by the captain. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick; based on the 1929 novel; starring Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Dennis Price, Lila Kedrova, Nigel Davenport, Isabel Dean, Kenneth J. Warren, Deborah Baxter, Gert Fröbe, Ben Carruthers, Brian Phelan, Vivienne Ventura, Roberta Tovey, Martin Amis, Jeffrey Chandle, Karen Flack & Henry Beltran
Fox widescreen color DVD [4/2004] for $13.49
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
A High Wind In Jamaica book by Richard Hughes  
"A High Wind In Jamaica" [1929] by Richard Hughes
An important book in its time, quite controversial for its unsentimental treatment
of the kidnapped children.

N.Y.R.B. Classics 8x5 pb [9/99] for $11.20
Vintage Classics 7½x5 pb [7/2002] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia

"Abbott & Costello Meet Captain Kidd"
[Warner Brothers Dec 1952]
Starring Bud Abbott & Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke & Leif Erickson
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Against All Flags"
[Universal Dec 1952]
Against All Flags poster  A British officer goes undercover to infiltrate the pirate 'republic' of Madagascar; sparks fly when he meets lovely pirate captain Spitfire Stevens. Directed by George Sherman; starring Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara & Anthony Quinn
available as part of "Pirates of The Golden Age Movie Collection" DVD box set {above}
Specialty Video VHS [8/89] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Black Pirate"
[Elton Corp. March 1926 silent]
Black Pirate poster   A nobleman infiltrates a pirate band to avenge the death of his father. Directed by Albert Parker; produced & co-written by & starring Douglas Fairbanks; also starring Billie Dove & Donald Crisp; listed in the National Film Registry 1993 {NOTE: filmed in 2-strip color}
Image Ent. color DVD [8/99] for $26.96
Kino Video color VHS [6/96] for $24.95
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" movie poster available at AllPosters.com

"Black Sails" pirate series  [Starz from Jan 2014]
ship with black sails, at sunset  Starz™ cable series takes place 20 years before Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel "Treasure Island", and follows the adventures of pirate Captain Flint and his crew, including a young Long John Silver. First season of 8 episodes; second season of 10 episodes; renewed for third season to air in 2016. Starring Toby Stephens {as Captain Flint}, Luke Arnold {as John Silver}, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Zach McGowan {as Captain Vane}, Hannah New, Toby Schmitz, Clara Paget {as Anne Bonny}, Winston Chong, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Lawrence Joffe, Lise Slabber, Tom Hopper {as Billy Bones}, Louise Barnes, Andre Jacobs, Dylan Skews, Richard Lukunku, Patrick Lyster {as Captain Hornigold}, Richard Wright-Firth, Sean Cameron Michael {as Gov. Guthrie}, David Butler, Meganne Young, Mark Ryan, Roland Reed, Laudo Liebenberg, Jannes Eiselen, Mark Elderkin & Karl Thaning
Season 1: Anchor Bay widescreen color Blu-ray [1/2015] 3 disks for $19.99
Season 1: Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [1/2015] 3 disks for $24.00
Season 2: Anchor Bay widescreen color Blu-ray [pre-order 2015] for $53.99
Season 2: Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [pre-order 2015] for $44.98
series credits at IMDbofficial series siteseries entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers at YouTube: 1st season trailer [1:01]2nd season trailer [1:57]3rd season teaser [0:46]

"The Black Swan"  [Fox Dec 1942]
Black Swan video  Notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, and one of his former allies kidnaps the daughter of the previous governor and starts a rebellion. Directed by Henry King; script by Ben Hecht & Seton I. Miller, based on the 1932 Rafael Sabatini novel; starring Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders, Anthony Quinn & George Zucco; won Oscar for Best Cinematography
Fox color DVD [7/2006] for $10.49
Fox color VHS [2/96] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Black Swan novel  
"The Black Swan" novel [1932] by Raphael Sabatini [1875-1950]
House of Stratus pb [7/2001] for $9.95
Amereon 9¼x6 hardcover [6/95] for $26.95

"Blackbeard The Pirate"
[R.K.O. Dec 1952]
Blackbeard The Pirate  Edward Maynard goes undercover as ship's surgeon to a former Blackbeard henchman and finds that Blackbeard, while governor of Jamaica, is still an active pirate, and that a seeming 'damsel in distress' aboard ship is more than meets the eye. Directed by Raoul Walsh; starring Keith Andes, Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Irene Ryan, Alan Mowbray & Richard Egan
Region 1 DVD not available; Madacy color VHS [9/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Buccaneer"
During the War of 1812, Britain tried to persuade pirate Jean Lafitte to join them against
American interests in Louisiana; based on the 1930 novel "Lafitte The Pirate" by Lyle Saxon
The Buccaneer 1938 movie directed by Cecil B. DeMille  Paramount Jan 1938 b&w release
Co-produced & directed by Cecil B. DeMille; starring Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame, Walter Brennan, Ian Keith, Spring Byington, Douglass Dumbrille, Robert Barrat, Hugh Sothern, Beulah Bondi & Anthony Quinn; Oscar nom for Best Cinematography
Firecake Ent. b&w DVD [3/2009] for $19.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Buccaneer 1958 movie starring Yul Brynner  

Paramount Dec 1958 color remake
Production supervised by Cecil B. DeMille; directed by Anthony Quinn; starring Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens, Henry Hull, E.G. Marshall, Charlton Heston, Lorne Greene, Ted de Corsia & Woody Strode
Chinese bootleg all-region import color DVD [2007] out of prodn/scarce
Paramount color VHS [7/96] out of prodn/used
Varese soundtrack CD [7/91] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Buccaneer's Girl" [Universal March 1950]
Buccaneer's Girl movie poster, starring Yvonne De Carlo  Frederic Baptiste is a Robin Hood-like pirate who takes only the ships of rich but wicked trader Narbonne. A female passenger from his latest prize stows away on the pirate ship and falls for the pirate. Later, in New Orleans, she becomes an entertainer and meets his alter ego, Captain Robert Kingston, who is engaged to the governor's daughter. Filmed in Technicolor; directed by Frederick De Cordova; starring Yvonne De Carlo, Philip Friend, Robert Douglas, Elsa Lanchester, Andrea King, Norman Lloyd, Jay C. Flippen, Henry Daniell, Douglass Dumbrille, Verna Felton & Peggie Castle
available only as part of "Pirates of The Golden Age Movie Collection" DVD box set {above}
full credits at IMDb

"The Buccaneers"  TV series
[I.T.C./CBS-TV Sept 1956-June 1957]
The Buccaneers British TV series starring Robert Shaw  39-episode b&w half-hour TV series, location filming in Cornwall, U.K. Pardoned ex-pirate Captain Dan Tempest has made an uneasy alliance with the Crown-appointed deputy governor of New Providence to fight the Spanish privateers who are ravaging the Caribbean. Starring Robert Shaw, Peter Hammond, Brian Worth {as Calico Jack Rackham}, Alec Clunes, George Margo {as Blackbeard}, Willoughby Goddard, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson & Edwin Richfield
Complete Series: Mill Creek Ent b&w DVD [8/2006] 39 episodes on 3 disks for $12.99
series credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Captain Blood"  [Warner Bros. Dec 1935]
Captain Blood video  Captain Blood poster  A British surgeon is wrongly condemned to slavery in the Caribbean; he escapes and steals a ship and becomes a pirate. Directed by Michael Curtiz; based on the 1922 Rafael Sabatini novel; starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee & J. Carrol Naish; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, Best Score
Warner b&w DVD [4/2005] for $14.98
{DVD includes the documentary short "Captain Blood: A Swashbuckler Is Born [2005]"}
Warner b&w VHS [5/2001] out of stock/used
RCA filmscore by Korngold CD [6/91] for $10.99
Soundtrack Factory CD [7/2000] for $13.98
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" movie poster available at AllPosters.com
Fortunes of Captain Blood & Captain Pirate  "Fortunes of Captain Blood" and "Captain Pirate" on DVD
"Fortunes" is a sequel to Errol Flynn's "Captain Blood", and "Captain Pirate" is a color remake
(script is by two of the same writers).

Sony DVD [6/2006] 2 disks for $17.99
"Fortunes of Captain Blood" [Columbia May 1950]: Directed by Gordon Douglas; starring Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya & Dona Drake
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"Captain Pirate" [Columbia Aug 1952]: Directed by Ralph Murphy; starring Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton, Charles Irwin & George Givot
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Captain Blood novels by Raphael Sabatini [1875-1950]
Captain Blood novels  "Captain Blood: His Odyssey" [1922 novel]
Kindle Edition from Point Blank Classics [9/2013] for 99¢
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [12/2002] for $10.01
Dover 8¼x5¼ pb [1/2005] for $6.95
W.W. Norton 8¾x6 pb [7/2002] for $11.16
Wildside Press 9x6 pb [8/2002] for $19.95
Wildside Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [8/2002] for $29.95
"Captain Blood Returns" [1931 novel]
aka "The Chronicles of Captain Blood"
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2012] for $2.99
House of Stratus pb [7/2002] for $9.95
Ballantine mass pb [4/76] out of print/used
Amereon 8¾x6 hardcover [3/78] for $25.95
"The Fortunes of Captain Blood" [1936 novel]
House of Stratus pb [10/2001] for $9.95
Amereon hardcover [5/79] for $23.95

"Captain Kidd"  [United Artists Nov 1945]
Captain Kidd  Fictional tale of a pirate who tricks the king into letting him 'escort' a treasure ship from India. Directed by Rowland V. Lee; starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, John Carradine, Gilbert Roland, Sheldon Leonard, William Farnum & Reginald Owen
Gotham b&w DVD [6/2002] for $7.98
BFS Ent 3-movie DVD [1/2003] for $9.98
Marengo 2-movie DVD [2/2001] for $13.98
Roan Group b&w VHS [9/2001] for $6.98
Roan Group b&w VHS [9/2001] for $9.95
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Crimson Pirate"
[Warner Bros. Sept 1952]
Crimson Pirate video  Lighhearted intrigue & acrobatics in the Caribbean - in marvelous Technicolor.
Directed by Robert Siodmak; starring Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok,
Torin Thatcher & James Hayter
Warner color DVD [7/2002] for $14.99
Warner color VHS [3/95] for $14.95
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"CrossBones" [video release 2005]
CrossBones release to video  Listing on IMDb shows 'action, horror, thriller' keywords and no plot details; characters & keywords include 'voodoo sacrifice', 'bikini', 'reality show', 'rap music'; here's a guess: reality show filming on a tropical island disturbs an old voodoo curse and bad things start happening to bikini-clad cast and crew; CAVEAT: Amazon reviewers describe as worst film in last 15 years Co-produced, directed & co-written by Daniel Zirilli; starring Joseph Marino, Mayra Soto, Hardy-Ames Hill, Jessie Camacho, Joe Jones, J. Shin, Merlynne Williams, Kevin Hawke, Kristin Ellich, John Sanzari
LionsGate color DVD [8/2005] for $8.91
full credits at IMDb

"Crossbones" [NBC-TV 2013?]
pirate TV series 'Crossbones' from NBC  Announced 5/2012: N.B.C. is adding the drama “Crossbones” to its schedule; producer Neil Cross will adapt Colin Woodard’s 2007 book "The Republic of Pirates", which is set during the golden age of piracy in the 1700s and centers on legendary pirate Blackbeard; added 3/2013: John Malkovich is signed to star as Blackbeard in the 10-episode series
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • latest info at IMDb
Republic of Pirates  
"The Republic of Pirates: Being The True & Surprising Story of The Caribbean Pirates and The Man Who Brought Them Down" [2007] by Colin Woodard
Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [2008 edition] for $7.96
Harvest Books pb [6/2008] for $10.63
Harcourt 9x5½ hardcover [5/2007] out of print/60+ used

"Cutthroat Island" [M.G.M. Dec 1995]
Cutthroat Island  A dying pirate gives his ship & crew to his daughter, along with one-third of a treasure map; she must prove herself as leader to the crew while chasing down the other two pieces of the map.
Directed by Renny Harlin; starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin & Harris Yulin
Live/Artisan widescreen color DVD [10/2001] for $9.98
Live/Artisan color VHS [9/96] out of prodn/used
Silva Screen soundtrack CD [5/98] for $27.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Dancing Pirate" [Pioneer/R.K.O. 1936]
Dancing Pirate 1936 color movie  Originally released in 3-strip Technicolor, but long available only in b&w. A dance teacher from Boston travels on a ship that is captured by pirates, and forced to work in the scullery. In port, he manages to steal pirate clothing and escape, but then is mistaken for the leader of the pirates. Directed by Lloyd Corrigan; starring Charles Collins, Frank Morgan, Steffi Duna, Victor Varconi, Jack La Rue & Rita (Cansino) Hayworth
Reel Enterprises color DVD-R [1/2009] for $9.95
Reel Classic Films color? DVD [12/2008] for $12.95
Reel Classic Films b&w? DVD [10/2007] for $14.95
full credits at IMDb

"Daphne and The Pirate"
[Triangle/Fine Arts March 1916]
'Daphne and the Pirate' 1916 silent film  Directed by {William} Christy Cabanne; written by D.W. Griffith {as Granville Warwick}; starring Lillian Gish, Elliott Dexter, Walter Long, Howard Gaye, Lucille Young, Richard Cummings, Jack Cosgrave
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

"Double Crossbones" [Universal April 1951]
Double Crossbones poster  Technicolor musical about a pirate-by-mistake who sings & dances his way out of trouble and into the heart of a comely aristocrat. Starring Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, John Emery, Hope Emerson, Charles McGraw, Robert Barrat & Will Geer
video available only as part of "Pirates of The Golden Age Movie Collection" DVD box set {above}
full credits from IMDb

"Hook"  [Amblin/TriStar Dec 1991]
Hook video  Capt. Hook kidnaps the children of now-adult Peter Pan, who returns to Neverland and reunites with Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys to challenge Hook & Smee. Directed by Steven Spielberg; based on works by James M. Barrie; starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith & Gwyneth Paltrow; Oscar nom for Best Original Song, 4 others
Columbia/TriStar color VHS [5/2001] for $9.95
Col/TriStar widescreen DVD [5/2001] for $16.99
Sony soundtrack CD [11/91] for $9.98
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" color poster {at left} from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" black 'Hook' poster {like book below} from Amazon for $9.99
Hook novelization book by Terry Brooks  
novelization [1991] by Terry Brooks
Ballantine Books mass pb [12/1991] out of print/many, many used
Ballantine Books 7½x5 pb [12/1991] out of print/many, many used
Ballantine Books 8x5½ hardcover [12/1991] out of print/used

"Last of The Buccaneers"  [Columbia Oct 1950]
Last of The Buccaneers 1950 movie poster, starring Paul Henreid  Filmed in Technicolor; adventures of Gulf Coast pirate Jean Lafitte after he helped save New Orleans during the War of 1812. Directed by Lew Landers; written by Robert E. Kent; starring Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth, Mary Anderson & John Dehner
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"The Mutiny of The Elsinore"
antique glass slide for 'Mutiny On The Elsinore' 1920 b&w silent film  b&w silent feature [Metro Pictures Corp. Oct 1920]
Only one incomplete print (4 reels out of 6 of the Dutch version) exists at the U.C.L.A. Film & TV Archive; Directed by Edward Sloman; based on a novel by Jack London; starring Mitchell Lewis, Helen Ferguson, Noah Beery Jr., Casson Ferguson, Norval MacGregor & J.P. Lockney
full credits from IMDb
Mutiny On The Elsinore 1914 novel by Jack London  b&w sound feature [A.B.F.D./Regal Sept 1937]
When good Captain West is murdered by his surly crew, and his daughter placed in peril, her rescue depends on the only passenger on board, a writer; Adapted & directed by Roy Lockwood; based on a novel by Jack London; starring Paul Lukas, Kathleen Kelly, Graham Soutten, Conway Dixon, Lyn Harding, Michael Martin Harvey, Clifford Evans, Tony Sympson & Pat Noonan
available as part of pirate movie collections above • full credits at IMDb
1914 novel by Jack London [1876-1916] {aka "Captain Walter Summers"}
Mutual Publng mass pb [10/87] for $5.95

Walt Disney's "Peter Pan"  [Disney Feb 1953] /tt0046183/

"The Pirate"  [M.G.M. May 1948 musical]
The Pirate video   An unhappily-engaged girl dreams of the pirate Macoco; a traveling singer falls for her and poses as the pirate. Filmed in Technicolor; directed by Vincente Minnelli; starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, George Zucco & The Nicholas Brothers
Warner Home Video color DVD [7/2007] for $13.99
Warner color VHS [5/90] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Pirate: A Musical Treasure Chest" [New Wave/Warner July 2007 video release]
A look at the making of "The Pirate", from its beginnings as a stageplay for Lunt & Fontaine, and what it took to push
against the artistic limits of the movie musical.
Written & directed by Peter Fitzgerald; narrated by Maurice LaMarche
available on DVD above; full credits from IMDb

"Pirate Camp" [Providence/Gaiam 2007]
Pirate Camp video release starring Corbin Bernsen  Five kids travel to an enchanted island where scurvy pirates are under a curse, until someone 'pure in heart' uncovers Bluebeard's gold; lovey-dovey teens and lame production values sent this straight to video. Directed by Michael Kastenbaum; starring Corbin Bernsen (as Hookbeard}, Seth Adkins, Michael Hamilton, Candice Accola, Johanna Watts & Connor Ross
Good Times Video color DVD [8/2008] for $9.98
full credits from IMDb

"The Pirate Fairy" animated feature
[Disney Europe Feb 2014, USA video April 2014]
The Pirate Fairy 2014 animated feature film from Disney  78-minute animated feature; pirate fairy Zarina steals the blue pixie dust from Pixie Hollow, and Tinkerbell & pals set out to get it back. Exec-produced by John Lasseter; co-written & directed by Peggy Holmes; featuring voices of Mae Whitman {as Tinker Bell}, Christina Hendricks {as Zarina}, Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty, Pamela Adlon, Angela Bartys, Jim Cummings, Carlos Ponce, Mick Wingert, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett, Kari Wahlgren & Anjelica Huston
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD/digital [4/2014] 2 disks for $19.96
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [4/2014] for $13.00
full credits at IMDbofficial Disney Fairies websitewatch official trailer [1:30] at Disney
"Meet Zarina The Pirate Fairy" [ages 4-8, 2014] by Lucy Rosen
L.B. Kids 9x5¾ pb [3/2014] for $3.99

"The Creative Team Behind The Pirate Fairy" episode of "Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition"
Hosted by Kylie Erica Mar; episode credits at IMDb

"The Pirate Movie" musical [Fox Aug 1982]
The Pirate Movie 1982 musical film  At the local Pirate Day Festival, Mabel is tricked by her friends who set sail with a hunky lad and without Mabel; so she borrows a tiny sailboat and follows, but capsizes in a storm and washes up on a deserted island; the XVIIth Century dream sequence somewhat follows the plot of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" (with different songs), with a second happy ending when Mabel wakes up on the beach.
Directed by Ken Annakin; written by Trevor Farrant; starring Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr & Maggie Kirkpatrick
Starz / Anchor Bay color DVD [3/2005] out of prodn/many, many used
Fox color VHS [1/83] out of prodn/many used
Polydor soundtrack album {on vinyl only} [1982] 20 tracks on 2 disks - out of prodn/rare
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Pirates"  [Cannon Feb 1986]
Polanski's Pirates  Aging pirate Captain Red is captured by the Spanish, incites the crew to mutiny, and kidnaps the daughter of the governor – pretty lame & not very funny, actually. Directed by Roman Polanski, starring Walter Matthau; nominated for Oscar & won César Award for Best Costumes category
Artisan color VHS [9/88] out of stock/used
USA Home Video color VHS [1986] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Pirates! Band of Misfits"
animated feature in 3-D [Sony/Columbia March 2012]
The Pirates! Band of Misfits animated feature film in 3-D  A pirate captain - called Pirate Captain - is on a quest to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz and win the Pirate of The Year Award. Co-produced & directed by Peter Lord; co-directed by Jeff Newitt; script by Gideon Defoe, based on his children's books; voice actors include Hugh Grant, Jeremy Piven, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Salma Hayek, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Blessed, Lenny Henry & Connor Byrne
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitefirst trailer [2:00] out 7/2011
The Pirates! Adventure with Scientists novel by Gideon Defoe  "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists: A Novel" [2004] by Gideon Defoe
The Pirate Captain and his crew capture the HMS Beagle, which has no booty on board because it is a scientific expedition led by Charles Darwin
further adventures of The Pirates! on Spirit of America's Pirates Page
Phoenix mass pb [5/2005] out of print/used
Pantheon USA 6½x4½ hardcover [10/2004] out of print/many used
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 6¾x4¾ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/used

"The Pirates of Penzance"  [Universal Feb 1983]
Pirates of Penzance  A nobleman's son was apprenticed by mistake to the Pirate King of Penzance; his term of indenture is now over, and he sets out to redeem himself and arrest the pirate band. Adapted & directed by Wilford Leach, from the 1879 comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan; starring Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Rex Smith, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, David Hatton, Louise Gold & Teresa Codling
DVD/Blu-ray not available; M.C.A. color VHS [3/92] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
video of the 1980 stage performance in New York's Central Park, starring Kline & Ronstadt
Kultur Video color DVD [10/2002] for $22.49

"Pirates of Tortuga"  [Fox Oct 1961]
Pirates of Tortuga  Handsome Captain Bart is asked by the British Admiralty to go after pirate terror Henry Morgan; his mission is complicated by a stowaway actress. Directed by Robert D. Webb; starring Ken Scott, Letícia Román, Dave King & Robert Stephens
Fox widescreen color DVD [4/2004] for $7.97
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Princess and The Pirate"
[R.K.O./Goldwyn Nov 1944]
Princess & the Pirate  Hope, as hapless Sylvester the Great, rescues a princess from pirates. Directed by David Butler; starring Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak & Victor McLaglen
M.G.M. color DVD [5/2005] for $12.99
H.B.O. color VHS [7/94] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"The  Sea  Hawk"
[Warner Bros. July 1940]
Sea Hawk video  A dashing British pirate attacks Spanish ships; he captures a beautiful Spanish princess and is later captured by the Spanish. Directed by Michael Curtiz; written by Howard Koch & Seton I. Miller, based on the 1922 Raphael Sabatini novel; starring Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp, Flora Robson, Alan Hale, Henry Daniell & Gilbert Roland
Warner color DVD [4/2005] for $13.99
Warner color VHS [7/91] out of stock/used
Varese filmscore by Korngold CD [10/90] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Sea-Hawk novel  
"The Sea-Hawk" novel [1915] by Raphael Sabatini [1875-1950]
Kindle Edition from Start Publng, LLC [3/2013] for $1.99 {sic}
House of Stratus pb [7/2001] for $9.95
W.W. Norton 8½x5¾ pb [7/2002] for $11.16
Wildside Press hardcover [5/2002] for $29.95
Tantor Media UNABR audio CD [6/2002] for $30.24

"Shipwrecked" aka "Haakon Haakonsen"
[Norway Oct 1990, Disney USA March 1991]
Shipwrecked movie from Norway & Disney  Filmed partly in Fiji; a Norwegian teenager becomes cabin boy on a British Navy ship; on a long voyage to India he discovers that an officer has concealed weaponry and has poisoned the captain; the ship runs aground and the boy finds natives, guns, pirates – and pirate treasure! Based on a classic 1873 action-adventure novel by Norwegian author O. V. Falck-Ytter. Co-written & directed by Nils Gaup; starring Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Millwood-Haigh, Trond Peter Stamsø Munch, Bjørn Sundquist, Eva von Hanno & Kjell Stormoen
Walt Disney Video color DVD [8/2008] for $13.49
Buena Vista Home Video color VHS [4/96] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Swashbuckler"  [Universal July 1976]
Swashbuckler pirate movie starring Robert Shaw  The story is background to the rollicking stunts & swordplay: tyrannical Lord Durant has evicted his wife and daughter, who unite with buccaneer Capt. Lynch to rescue the imprisoned Lord High Justice. Directed by James Goldstone; screenplay by Jeffrey Bloom; starring Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold, Beau Bridges, Geoffrey Holder, Avery Schreiber & Anjelica Huston
Universal widescreen color DVD [1/99] for $10.99
Universal color VHS [4/95] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Swashbuckler novelization  
novelization [1976] by D.R. Bensen, based on the screenplay by Jeffrey Bloom,
from the story “The Scarlet Buccaneer” by Paul Wheeler

Bantam pb [1976] out of print/used

"Yankee Buccaneer" [Universal Sept 1952]
Yankee Buccaneer 1952 movie starring Jeff Chandler & Scott Brady  Filmed in Technicolor; a U.S. Navy ship takes aboard arrogant Navy Lt. David Farragut who carries orders to disguise the ship as a pirate vessel. Directed by Frederick De Cordova; written by Charles K. Peck, Jr.; starring Jeff Chandler, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball, Joseph Calleia, George Mathews, Rodolfo Acosta, David Janssen, Joseph Vitale, Michael Ansara, James Parnell & Jay Silverheels
video available only as part of "Pirates of The Golden Age Movie Collection" DVD box set {above}
full credits from IMDb

"Yellowbeard"  [Hemdale/Orion June 1983]
Yellowbeard  A pirate comedy with Monty Python members and Cheech & Chong! British authorities allow pirate Yellowbeard to escape prison, hoping that he will lead them to his treasure trove.
Starring Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Peter Cook, Marty Feldman, Martin Hewitt, Michael Hordern, Eric Idle, Madeline Kahn, James Mason, John Cleese, Susannah York & Kenneth Mars
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [6/2006] for $9.99
M.G.M. color VHS [1/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

pirate flintlock pistol
Documentary Films

Douglas Fairbanks / Swashbuckler documentary film  "Douglas Fairbanks: The Great Swashbuckler" [Kinetic 1975]
90-minute documentary, plus "The Three Musketeers" [1921 silent] & sequel "The Iron Mask" [1929: sound added]
Delta 2-sided DVD [11/2005] for $9.99
full credits at IMDbMagic Lantern's Douglas Fairbanks [1883-1939] Page
Errol Flynn / Swashbuckler  documentary film  "Errol Flynn: Portrait of A Swashbuckler" [1992]
White Star DVD [7/2005] for $17.99
no entry at IMDb • Magic Lantern's Errol Flynn [1909-59] Page
Dead Men Tell Their Tales documentary film  "Pirates: Dead Men Tell Their Tales" [2005]
Delta color DVD [6/2006] for $6.99
no listing on IMDb; disk also includes "Captain Kidd" [1945] starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott & Gilbert Roland, and "Long John Silver's Return To Treasure Island" [1954] starring Robert Newton
Real Pirates of The Caribbean documentary film  "Real Pirates of The Caribbean" [A&E Biography 2005]
Highland Ent. color DVD [7/2006] for $12.99
no listing on IMDb
National Geographic's Blackbeard special  National Geographic's "Blackbeard: Terror At Sea"
[B.B.C./National Geographic special 2006]

National Geographic widescreen color DVD [7/2006] for $14.99
full credits at IMDb
"Blackbeard: The Real Pirate of The Caribbean" [2006]
companion book by Dan Perry

Thunder's Mouth Press pb [6/2006] for $15.57
Golden Age of Caribbean Pirates documentary film  
"The Golden Age of Caribbean Pirates" [2006]
Arts Magic color DVD [8/2006] for $12.99
not listed at IMDb
True Caribbean Pirates documentary film  "True Caribbean Pirates" [History Channel July 2006]
featured subjects include Blackbeard, Ann Bonny, Israel Hands, Henry Morgan, Calico Jack Rackham, Mary Read & Black Bart Roberts Co-produced, written & directed by Tim Prokop; narrated by Stan Ellsworth; starring Rich Skidmore, Lance J. Holt, David Joseph Boyd, Kimberly Adair, Patrick Lander, Michelle Michaels & Scott Silbor
A&E Home Video color DVD [9/2006] out of prodn/used
episode credits at IMDb
Pirates! Scourge of The Seven Seas color DVD   "Pirates! Scourge Of The Seven Seas" on DVD [2011]
Discovery Channel/Gaiam color DVD [5/2011] for $5.99
contains three TV programs: 2-hour 3-episode "Pirates" from T.L.C., 2 episodes from "Mythbusters" ("Pirate Special" [Jan 2007] and "Pirates 2!" [Nov 2007]), and "Cocos Island" episode from "Treasure Hunters" (length info on IMDb and DVD do not agree)


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