Pirates of Tortuga (1961)

Pirates of Tortuga (1961)

Released: 1961
Genre: Adventure, Genre
Director: Robert D. Webb
Starring: Dave King, Letícia Román, Ken Scott, ,
Run time: 97 min
IMDb: 5.3/10
Country: USA
Views: 184040


An English captain and his crew are dispatched to the Spanish-controlled island of Tortuga, where famed privateer Henry Morgan has defected from his support of the English Empire and is running a strictly piratical venture, stopping any and all vessels including English.
User Reviews: Ken Scott and a mass of little-known actors perform in a Sam Katzman sea-faring fest, with never an eyepatch, arrgh or yo-heave-ho among them. They’ve been ordered to head to the Caribbean Sea, to deal with Henry Morgan, who’s exceeding his authority or something. Letícia Román has snuck onboard for reasons that are never clear.

It’s actually a visually handsome movie, thanks to cinematographer Ellis Carter, and handsome sets and costumes. It definitely falls into the seen-one-seen-them-all category, and several screenwriters, including Jesse Lasky Jr. never produce anything interesting. However, Hortense Petra is credited down the cast list, and for a name like that, I’ll pronounce this a decent time-waster: a triumph for Katzman.

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