17th-18thC Piracy - 1950s

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1. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda, and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 5,264

2. Double Crossbones (1951)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

After being falsely accused of dishonesty, a young man decides to become a pirate.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer, John Emery

Votes: 203

3. Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

When some of his crew are captured by the Spaniards in Rio De La Hacha, pirate Captain Peter Blood enters the city in disguise in order to free his men from Marquis De Riconete's prison.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 259

4. Anne of the Indies (1951)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, former pirate captain LaRochelle agrees to spy on the notorious Caribbean Sea pirates Blackbeard and Anne Providence.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 1,082

5. Revenge of the Pirates (1951)

95 min | Adventure

Revenge of the Pirates (Italian: La vendetta del corsaro) is a 1951 Italian adventure film directed by Primo Zeglio. It was the last movie of Maria Montez. It is also known as The Pirates Revenge.

Director: Primo Zeglio | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Maria Montez, Milly Vitale, Roberto Risso

Votes: 21

6. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 1,915

7. Against All Flags (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley

Votes: 2,073

8. Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Romance

Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Keith Andes

Votes: 1,196

9. Captain Pirate (1952)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 1690, pardoned pirate Captain Blood's quiet existence is shaken when the Crown re-arrests him on fresh piracy charges but the captain suspects he's being set-up.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton, Charles Irwin

Votes: 221

10. Caribbean (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Francis Barclay, a former member of the British Admiralty, who was captured in the early 1700s, and sold into slavery, by Andrew McAllister, and forced into piracy, enlists the aid of Dick ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Arlene Dahl, Cedric Hardwicke, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 152

11. The Golden Hawk (1952)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Adventure, History

The seafaring adventures of French privateer Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo during the Franco-Spanish-English war of the 17th century.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Sterling Hayden, Helena Carter, John Sutton

Votes: 216

12. Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair (1953)

95 min | Adventure

Collected at the age of two, under extreme conditions, by a company of Gypsies, Jolly grew up among them, together with the man who accompanied her.

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: May Britt, Marc Lawrence, Renato Salvatori, Barbara Florian

Votes: 44

14. The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd (1953)

Approved | 230 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The British Admirality assigns two officers, Richard Dale and Alan Duncan, to gather evidence to convict Captain Kidd of piracy in the English courts. They sail for New York to learn the ... See full summary »

Directors: Derwin Abrahams, Charles S. Gould | Stars: Richard Crane, David Bruce, John Crawford, George Wallace

Votes: 33

15. The Master of Ballantrae (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History

Two noble Scottish brothers deliberately take opposite sides when Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to claim the throne of Scotland in order to preserve the family fortune.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell

Votes: 1,304

16. Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Action

Anthony Dexter---bare-chested most of the film with the smoldering nostrils from "Valentino"---as "Captain Kidd" is saved from hanging by an Earl who wants to get his hand on Kidd's ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale Jr., James Seay

Votes: 105

17. Long John Silver (1954)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In this sequel to Treasure Island, Long John hopes to rescue his friend Jim from a rival pirate and return for more treasure.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Lloyd Berrell, Grant Taylor

Votes: 612

18. Moonfleet (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Drama

A young orphan is sent to the village of Moonfleet, in Dorset, England to stay with his mother's former lover, who has the facade of a gentleman but is a leader of a gang of swashbuckling bootleggers. The duo went on a treasure hunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 2,971

19. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 108

21. Marie of the Isles (1959)

111 min | Adventure, Romance

In 1635, Jacques du Parquet, the nephew of the well known explorer Belain d'Esnambic, enters a tavern in Dieppe, and falls in love with the daughter of the bartender, Marie Bonnard. He ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Combret | Stars: Belinda Lee, Alain Saury, Darío Moreno, Magali Noël

Votes: 15

22. Son of the Red Corsair (1959)

96 min | Adventure

Enrico di Ventimiglia, the Son of the Red Corsair, travels through the Spanish conquests of Central America in search of the stepsister he has never met.

Director: Primo Zeglio | Stars: Lex Barker, Sylvia Lopez, Vira Silenti, Luciano Marin

Votes: 61

23. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 6,118

24. Sangaree (1953)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, History

Lamas plays an indentured servant who rises to power in Georgia shortly after the Revolutionary War.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Fernando Lamas, Arlene Dahl, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 140

25. The Adventures of Long John Silver (1955–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

Swashbuckling made for TVs episodes staring 'Legend' Robert newton as Long John Silver and argh 'Jim Larrd' as they face many new adventures......

Stars: Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Kit Taylor, Eric Reiman

Votes: 122

26. Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure

Barbarossa, a pirate, frees a group of Spanish prisoners and makes them his crew. On a raid, he takes as a prize a Spanish countess, Alida. He has fallen in love with her by the time he ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: John Payne, Donna Reed, Gerald Mohr, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 343

27. Return to Treasure Island (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Family

American academic Clive Stone is conducting research on pirate lore for a book. Part of that lore includes pirate Captain Flint of "Treasure Island" fame having hidden some piratical ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Tab Hunter, Dawn Addams, Porter Hall, James Seay

Votes: 156



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