Cast & Crew
During a raid, the 15th century pirate Dragut obtains some Venetian military documents and abducts Bianca, the daughter of the governor of Rhodes. Dragut adds the young woman to his collection of captive females destined for delivery to Princess Miriam, a slave dealer with whom he is in love. Desperate, the governor pardons Diego, an imprisoned adventurer, on the condition that he retrieve both Bianca and the documents. Diego joins Dragut's crew but is flogged for eyeing Bianca and then left to die in the desert. He nevertheless makes his way to Miriam's oasis to have his wounds treated. By the time Dragut arrives with Bianca and the documents (which he plans to sell to the highest enemy bidder), Miriam has fallen in love with Diego. Diego steals the documents and makes his escape, but he is captured and sentenced to death by Dragut and the vengeful Miriam. Catalan fishermen drive off Dragut, Miriam, and the pirates, however, and return Diego, Bianca, and the documents to the Venetian Republic.
Produced in Italy in 1959 as La scimitarra del Saraceno; opened in Paris in July 1960 as La vengeance du Sarrasin; running time: 99 min.