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Pippi in the South Seas (1970)

Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven (original title)
With the help of her friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi Longstocking ventures to the South Pacific island Porto Piluse to rescue her father, who was captured by ruthless pirates.

Director:

Olle Hellbom

Writers:

Fred Ladd, Astrid Lindgren (manuscript)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Inger Nilsson ... Pippi Långstrump
Maria Persson ... Annika
Pär Sundberg ... Tommy
Beppe Wolgers ... Kapten Långstrump
Martin Ljung ... Jocke med kniven
Jarl Borssén ... Blod-Svente (as Jarl Borsén)
Alfred Schieske ... Innkeeper
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Oscar
Nikolaus Schilling Nikolaus Schilling ... Kalle
Staffan Hallerstam ... Marko
Öllegård Wellton Öllegård Wellton ... Annika's mother
Fredrik Ohlsson ... Annika's father
Tor Isedal ... Pedro
Håkan Serner ... Franko
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Storyline

With their parents on vacation, Tommy and Annika spend time with their wonderful friend Pippi Longstocking at her cottage Villa Villekulla, until she finds a bottle with a message from her father Captain Efraim Longstocking, who warns her that he was captured by a band of evil pirates led by Blood-Svente and Jock the Knife, who hold him prisoner in their castle on the island of Porto Piluse, so they can find the secret location of his treasure. Pippi, Tommy and Annika then travel to Porto Piluse to rescue her father before he is forced to reveal the whereabouts of his treasure... Written by John Paul Cassidy <ryuuseipro@cavtel.net>

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Här kommer faktiskt jag... See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Sweden | West Germany

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

1 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pippi in the South Seas See more »

Filming Locations:

57°37'02.7"N 18°16'34.4"E See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.55 : 1
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Trivia

This film is very loosely based upon the book "Pippi in the South Seas" ("Pippi Långstrump i Söderhavet" in Swedish), which was the third and final Pippi book. The book took place on the fictitious South Pacific island, Kurrekurredutt Island (which Pippi's father Captain Efraim Longstocking had been ruling as its chief; the now-friendly natives were originally cannibals, who were since converted by the captain, and now only hunt wild animals). In this adaptation, Kurrekurredutt is written out altogether, and the new setting is a pirate town on the island of Porto Piluse (called "Taka-Tuka-Land" in the German version; "Taka-Tuka-Land" is also the name of Kurrekurredutt Island in the German edition of the books). The two antagonist pirates Blood-Svente (Jarl Borssén) and Knife-Jocke (Martin Ljung) may have been reworkings of the pirates Buck and Jim, the villains of the book. See more »

Goofs

When Pippi, Tommy and Annika hide in the well, all three sit in shoulder-deep water for several hours. Yet, when they finally climb out, the kids are bone-dry. See more »

Quotes

Blod-Svente: [meeting Pippi for the first time, not knowing who she is] And who are you?
Pippi Långstrump: A tiny, tiny pirate. Just like you.
Blod-Svente: What in blazes are you saying? I'm not a pirate! I'm a... I'm a sea captain!
Pippi Långstrump: Are you? If you're a sea captain, then I'm Donald Duck's aunt.
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Alternate Versions

Ending Credits:
  • In the original Swedish version, Pippi ends the film by singing the film's theme song, "Sjörövarfabbe" ("Pirate Fabbe"), which continues after fadeout over a black screen. (In current home video releases in Sweden, a credit roll in yellow text was added over the black screen after fadeout.)
  • The German version has Pippi instead singing the "Hey, Pippi Longstocking" theme song, which continues after fadeout over a black screen.
  • The US version has Pippi singing the "Pippi Longstocking" theme song, which continues after fadeout, with a white "The End" appearing over black, and the song is cut off (crossfaded) with the final fadeout.
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Connections

Referenced in One People (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Kom An, Kom An, Pirater
("Come On, Come On, Pirates")
Rearrangement of "Här Kommer Pippi Långstrump"
Composed by Jan Johansson
Lyrics by Astrid Lindgren
Arranged by Georg Riedel
Performed by Inger Nilsson, Pär Sundberg, and Maria Persson
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The best of the series
19 January 2004 | by bowser724See all my reviews

This movie is very well-done, even with the limited special effects of the 70's. I mean, how often do you see a bed with a balloon tied to it flying through the air? Anyway, the special effects aren't the only thing good about it. It also has a pretty good plot, even if it stretches the book a little. If you've seen "Pippi On the Run" or "Pippi Longstocking" but not this, you probably think, "Meh, the series is OK, but not all that good." You're wrong. This is Inger Nilsson at her finest. She gets to beat up big bad pirates for a good portion of the movie. She especially seems to scare Jacque the Knife. I won't give anything else away. go out and see if you can find this movie at Blockbuster.


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