The King's Pirate


1h 39m 1967

Brief Synopsis

Handsome British officer, Lt. Brian Hornsby is sent undercover to infiltrate a lively band of pirates. Lt. Brain soon finds himself involved with the Captain's girlfriend. Then Lt. Hornsby finds himself having to work quickly and smartly to capture a band of thieves.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 1967
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

In 1700, when pirates are plundering merchant ships along the trade routes to India, Lieut. Brian Fleming, a British naval officer motivated by the reward money offered to check the piracy, poses as a tumbler in Zucco's acrobatic troupe in order to gain access to the buccaneers' stronghold in Madagascar. After demonstrating his courage and daring, he joins the pirates as navigator to first mate John Avery, even though the two men are competitors for the affections of Jessica, a fiery pirate girl who has inherited control of the Madagascar fortifications from her father. During their first mission together, they capture the state ship of the Emperor of India, and Brian takes as a hostage a young woman who turns out to be the Emperor's daughter, Princess Patma. When Patma is auctioned off, Brian tries to purchase her, but he is outbid by Jessica, who is determined to have Brian for herself. Eventually Avery discovers Brian's true identity and lashes him to a stake in the shark-infested surf. But Jessica rescues him as British war vessels move in to bombard the pirate fortress. When Avery attempts to escape aboard his ship, Brian and Zucco's acrobats stage a surprise attack, and Avery meets his death in a duel with Brian. Arrangements are made for Princess Patma to be safely delivered home, and Jessica, now betrothed to Brian, is granted a Royal pardon.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 1967
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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Notes

Remake of Against All Flags, 1952.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1967

Released in United States 1967