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The Pirate and the Slave Girl (1959)

La scimitarra del saraceno (original title)
When a ship carrying the daughter of Rhodes' governor and secret documents is captured by Mediterranean pirate Dragut, the governor tasks captain Diego with their recovery before they can be sold to Sultan Selim.

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Piero Pierotti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lex Barker ... Dragon Drakut
Chelo Alonso ... Princess Miriam
Massimo Serato ... Roberto Diego
Graziella Granata Graziella Granata ... Bianca (as Graziella Granada)
Daniele Vargas ... Gamal
Gianni Rizzo Gianni Rizzo ... Nikopoulos
Luigi Tosi Luigi Tosi ... Francisco the Castillian Painter
Michele Malaspina Michele Malaspina ... Governor of Rhodes
Enzo Maggio Enzo Maggio ... Candela
Anna Arena Anna Arena ... Zaira
Bruno Corelli Bruno Corelli ... Selim the Sultan
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Captain Volan
Giulio Battiferri Giulio Battiferri ... Drunkard at the Tavern
Clara Bindi Clara Bindi ... Prostitute at the Tavern
Ignazio Balsamo Ignazio Balsamo
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Bianca, the beautiful daughter of Rhodes military governor, travels in the San Luca from the Venice Republic to her home in Rhodes, and without her knowledge, the ship also brings secret orders for her father to attack the Mediterranean ports dominated by the Sultan Selim. Dragut, the terrific Mediterranean pirate, attacks and conquers the Sun Luca. The sad knews reach the Governor of Rhodes when he was expelling Diego, an unscrupulous captain, who immediately offers his services to retake the ship, and free the girl. Without alternatives, the Governor accepts, and Diogo enlists as a pirate under the service of Dragut. In his devious mind, once he gets his hands on the plans, he will sell them for good price to Suliman, whom he knows to pay in gold, rather than a polite thank you, as the Governor would do... Indeed, he is able to rob the secret plans from Dragut, but he was so much under the spell of Miriam's beauty, that he decides to take risks, and follow her through the desert to ... Written by Artemis-9

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He Took By Force... what he could have had for love!


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

September 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pirate and the Slave Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

In. Ci.R. de Paolis, Italy See more »

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Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Ferraniacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 30481 delivered on 17-10-1959. See more »

Quotes

The Dragon Drakut: [speaking of Roberto Diego] Let his punishment be a warning to all. Gamal, give him 30 lashes.
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The original film is Italian, and there is an English dubbed version for the USA market, under a different title. See more »

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An Unusual role reversal adds spark to this colorful adventure
11 April 2003 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

A Spanish nobleman (Serato) runs afoul of the cruel and bloodthirsty Saracen pirate Drakut (Barker)after being provoked into swordplay. The Spaniard is allowed to become a prisoner rather then being put to death, because he is an artist. As a captive he is one among many, the others being a bevy of beautiful young women who are to be sold as slaves at the pirate's stronghold. How the longsuffering captive frees the girls, wins the love of the pirate's dangerous mistress, and faces him in a final duel to the death makes an exciting adventure film. The unusual casting of Barker as the vicious, brutal pirate along with Serato as the valiant, noble hero is a switch in roles that adds a filip to what otherwise would have been a standard entry in the pirate genre.


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