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The Secret of the Black Falcon (1961)

Il segreto dello sparviero nero (original title)
A secret document has fallen into the hands of pirates. Spain and England are both interested. The English commissioned a notorious pirate and the Spaniards procure their best officer, Carlos de Herrera, to retrieve the document for them.

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Domenico Paolella
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lex Barker ... Captain Don Carlos de Herrera
Livio Lorenzon Livio Lorenzon ... Sergeant Rodriguez
Nadia Marlowa Nadia Marlowa ... Leonora (as Nadia Marlova)
Germano Longo Germano Longo ... Zampa di Gatto / Katzenpfote
Walter Barnes ... Calico Jack
Pina Cornel Pina Cornel ... Yvette (as Pina Cornell)
Loris Gizzi Loris Gizzi ... Don Pedro Ordigaso
Dina De Santis Dina De Santis ... Ines
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Don Juan
Gino Buzzanca Gino Buzzanca ... Gouverneur di Melida
Ignazio Balsamo Ignazio Balsamo ... Sancho
Ermelinda De Felice Ermelinda De Felice ... Violetta (as Linda De Felice)
Giuseppe Chinnici Giuseppe Chinnici ... Primo Ministro
Calisto Calisti Calisto Calisti ... Mercante di Venice
Corrado Annicelli Corrado Annicelli ... Don Alvaro Fontejuna
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A secret document has fallen into the hands of pirates. Spain and England are both interested. The English commissioned a notorious pirate and the Spaniards procure their best officer, Carlos de Herrera, to retrieve the document for them.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 August 1961 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret of the Black Falcon See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Garda, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Romana Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Two good character performances not enough to overcome pedestrian plot
20 September 2004 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Though both Livio Lorenzon and Walter Barnes give good salty character performances, that is not enough to redeem this lackluster film with a pedestrian and predictable plot. Lex Barker is wasted in this muddled attempt at a pirate action adventure with nary a swash buckled throughout. It may be better in the original language, but the English dubbed version is a clunker. Lex Barker, a durable performer made many inferior films late in his career and unfortunately this is one of the least presentable of his European films. Fans of this genre would do better to watch his "Pirates of the Coast" of "The Pirate's Captive" instead which are much better examples of this genre.


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