PONY PIRATE PARTY… MOVIE EDITION

okay… let’s keep it goin’ you swashbucklers and swine… those Errol Flynn-like sexy or toothless and grimy… talk about yer favorite movies

here’s an interesting site that claims to list every pirate movie ever made

but to get you started:

hay hay hay… it’s pfiore8 in the corral today… featuring pirate films. so start yer chit and chatting… but first, a Pirate Song by George Harrison (really… stick with it for a few seconds…)

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD
1952 ~ Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughtontick swashbuckler.

AGAINST ALL FLAGS
1952 ~ Errol Flynn, Maureen O’Hara, Anthony Quinn

THE BELOVED ROGUE
1927 (silent) ~ John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day

THE BLACK SWAN
1942 ~ Tyrone Power, Maureen O’Hare, Anthony Quinn

BLACKBEARD’S GHOST
1968 ~ Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Elsa Lancaster

BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE
1952 ~ Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, Irene Ryan

THE BOY AND THE PIRATES
1960 ~ Charles Herbert, Susan Gordon, Murvyn Vye 

THE BUCCANEER
1938 ~ Frederic March – About Jean Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans.

THE BUCCANEER
1958 ~ Yul Brynner – a good remake of the 1938 film.

CAPTAIN BLOOD
1935 ~ Errol Flynn – A must see classic pirate epic 

CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER
1951 ~ Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo

CAPTAIN KIDD
1945 ~ Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott

CAPTAIN KIDD AND THE SLAVE GIRL
1954 ~ Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale Jr.

CAPTAIN PIRATE
1952 ~ Louis Hayward – Sequel to “Captain Blood”

CARRIBEAN
1952 ~ John Payne, Arlene Dahl, Sir Cedric Hardwicke

THE CRIMSON PIRATE
1952 ~ Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat

CUTTHROAT ISLAND
1995 ~ Gena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella

THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES
1964 ~ Christopher Lee, Barry Warren, Suzan Farmer

DOUBLE CROSSBONES
1950 ~ Donald O’ Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer

FIRE OVER ENGLAND
1937 ~ Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson – loved this one…

FORTUNES OF CAPTAIN BLOOD
1950 ~ Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina

FRENCHMAN’S CREEK
1944 ~ Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Cordova, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce

THE GOLDEN HAWK
1952 ~ Rhonda Fleming, Sterling Hayden

HOOK
1991 ~ Dustin Hoffman, Robin Willimas, Bob Hoskins, David Crosby  – didn’t like it at first viewing, but has become better watching over the years

THE ICE PIRATES
1984 ~ Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Anjelica Huston

ISLAND
1980 ~ Michael Caine 

THE KING’S PIRATE
1967 ~ Doug McClure, Guy Stockwell

LAST OF THE BUCCANEERS
1951 ~ Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth

LONG JOHN SILVER
1954 ~ Robert Newton, Kit Taylor, Connie Gilchrist

MAGIC ISLAND
1995 ~ Andrew Divoff, Zachery Ty Bryan 

THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE
1953 ~ Errol Flynn

THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE
1984 ~ Richard Thomas, Michael York, Timothy Dalton

MORGAN THE PIRATE
1961 ~ Steve Reeves, Valarie Lagrange, Chelo Alonso

MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND
1996 ~ Tim Curry, Kevin Bishop, Jennifer Saunders

NATE AND HAYES
1983 ~ Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O’Keefe

PIRATES
1986 ~ Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2003 ~ Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom –

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: Dead Man’s Chest
2006 ~ Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom 

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
1983 ~ Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith

PIRATE OF THE BLACK HAWK
1961 ~ Mijanou (Brigette) Bardot, GĂ©rard Landry 

PIRATES OF THE PLAIN
1999 ~ Tim Curry, Seth Adkins

THE PIRATE MOVIE
1982 ~ Christopher Atkins, Kristy McNichol

PIRATES OF THE SEVEN SEAS
1965 ~ Steve Reeves

PIRATES OF TORTUGA
1961 ~ Ken Scott, John Richardson

THE PIRATES OF TRIPOLI
1955 ~ Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina.

PORT SINISTER
1953 ~ James Warren, Lynne Roberts, Paul Cavanagh 

THE PRINCESS BRIDE
1987 ~ Peter Falk, Billy Crystal – LOVE IT… A story of how Wesley leaves his love ‘Buttercup’ promising his return, to make his fortune and meets “his end” with the Dread Pirate Roberts.

QUEEN OF THE PIRATES
1960 ~ Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato, Scilla Gabel

RAGE OF THE BUCCANEERS
1962 ~ Ricardo Montalban, Vincent Price

RAIDERS OF THE SEVEN SEAS
1953 ~ John Payne, Donna Reed, Lon Chaney Jr.

RETURN TO TREASURE ISLAND
1954 ~ Tab Hunter, Dawn Adams

RETURN TO TREASURE ISLAND
1985 (6-part mini-series) ~ Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard – Disney pirate adventure

SEA DEVILS
1953 ~ Yvonne de Carlo, Rock Hudson

THE SEA HAWK
1940 ~ Errol Flynn

SINBAD THE SAILOR
1947 ~ Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Anthony Quinn, Maureen O’Hara – One of Douglas Fairbanks Jr.’s best films.

SHIPWRECKED
1990 ~ Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne

THE SON OF CAPTAIN BLOOD
1962 ~ Sean Flynn – Errol’s son

SWASHBUCKLER
1976 ~ Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle

THREE LITTLE PIRATES
1946 ~ Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine

TREASURE ISLAND
1934 ~ Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper – First Film Adaptation Of Robert Lewis Stevenson’S Classic 1883 Novel.

TREASURE ISLAND
1950 ~ Robert Newton

TREASURE ISLAND
1972 ~ Orson Welles, Kevin Burfield

TREASURE ISLAND
1990 ~ Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee – This made for TV version is one of the best adaptions of the classic novel.

YANKEE BUCCANEER
1952 ~ Jeff Chandler, Scott Brady – Standard pirate tale with a good cast.

YELLOWBEARD
1983 ~ Peter Cook, Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle – Classic satire

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  1. arghhhhhhhhh

  2. Perhaps Bob Hope’s funniest movie, he plays ‘Sylvester the Great’, an actor who must save Princess Margaret (Virginia Mayo – ‘aaaargh!’) from the Hook (Victor Mclaglen) and the corrupt island governor La Roche (Walter Slezak) with the help of crazy crew member ‘Featherhead’ (Walter Brennan).

    Hope is at his best when he tries to fool the crew by impersonating the Hook. Some of the funniest pirate talking you’ll ever see on film.

    • KrisC on September 19, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    being a fine pirate of ye Olde Cape Cod….
    thought I’d share a fun link to our local tresure…..no scrappin’ me treasure ye fools!

    Pirate Ship Whydah

      Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

  3. was in a pirate movie. Huh, you really do learn something new every day.

  4. The NYTimes jimmied the lock on TimesSelect, and Krugman, Herbert and Rich have been spared the plank.  All of the Archives are once again freed from the hold. Plunder, ye lads and lasses!

    • pico on September 19, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    The stereotypical pirate Arrrggghh! was actually popularized by actor Robert Newton in Disney’s 1950 Treasure Island.  From an article at Slate:

    The pirate phrase “Arrrgh” appeared in film as early as 1934; a character also uses the phrase in a 1940 novel by Jeffrey Farnol. But the phrase and accent were popularized by Robert Newton, the actor who played Long John Silver in the movies and on TV through much of the 1950s. Newton was from Dorset, in southwest England,* and the regional accent he brought to the movies included a rolled “r.”

    So really, it should almost be National Talk Like Robert Newton Talking Like a Pirate Day. 

    The only other actor I can think of who shares this kind of distinction is Bela Lugosi, who’s so unlike Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but now it’s impossible to imagine him otherwise.

  5. I saw Stardust, the new(ish) fairy tale movie with Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, and some others I don’t know.

    It was pretty good. De Niro plays an over the top gay captain of a flying pirate ship.

    Worth the rental for sure.

    Cheers.

    • fatdave on September 19, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    • jessical on September 19, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    I must away to the dentist tomorrow, lest I end up making dentures from the bones of me enemies.  The posts will be in the firm grip of the deux ex dharma, and their ghostly hands will spread before you my paragraph and a half of entertaining wisdom, of course.  But any pony partiers who happen to be on and can swing by to give away a pony or ten…we captured a lot o’ ponies…they eat too much…must give some away…

  6. I just walked into my favorite library to discover that it’s been pirated!  By the cast, crew and set of the newest Pink Panther movie!  How kewl is that?  I’ve been tippy-toe-ing around the potted palms and the statuary that has cropped up overnight, and I got a glimpse or two at the set!  Wowza!

    As I am a movie and performer idiot, I don’t recognize any of the faces or the names on the cast chairs, but if you tell me who to look for, I’ll try to give you reports from the Pink Panther front.

    • RiaD on September 19, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    the ghost & mrs. muir?
    i saw it as a kid and thought it was the greatest movie ever.

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