Pirates of Tortuga (1961) 720p YIFY Movie

Pirates of Tortuga (1961)

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 ...

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  • Genre: Adventure |
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.17G
  • Resolution: 1280x544 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 97
  • IMDB Rating: 5.2/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 2 / 0

The Synopsis for Pirates of Tortuga (1961) 720p

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.

The Director and Players for Pirates of Tortuga (1961) 720p

[Director]Robert D. Webb
[Role:]Dave King
[Role:]Letícia Román
[Role:]Ken Scott

The Reviews for Pirates of Tortuga (1961) 720p

Reviewed byBlueghostVote: /10

I saw this film quite a few times growing up on independent TVstations. I didn't think it was anything too spectacular then, but hey,it was a pirate flick, and you can't go too wrong... right? Well,before the days of corporate run focus groups and test marketscreenings for films, the studio moguls, banking on what they believedwould sell, would ride movie trends like the corporates do today. Backthen Westerns and Pirate flicks were all the rage, and in 1961, hopingto revitalize a waning market, 20th Century Fox invested in this thing.

They must've done it on the cheap. Recycleing old studio props andsets, it looks like they cast bit part players in supporting roles.That and the cinematography is pretty bland, though not too far fromb-movie standards at the time.

It's a market driven film. No standards or rules are being bent orpushed. There's a few social messages snuck in here and there, butnothing too shocking by contemporary American social standards.

There's nothing really innovative or impressive about this film, but itdoes offer two hours of pirate escapism. Take it for what it is.

Reviewed byMARIO GAUCI ([email protected])Vote: 4/10/10

One of the myriad cheapies churned out by independent film producers(here Sam Katzman) under the aegis of a major Hollywood studio (20thCentury Fox) and which revolves around the exploits of a notoriouspirate figure (Sir Henry Morgan). Despite being fully aware of thefilm’s non-reputation even among others of its type, I was still takenin by the relatively decent cast (Robert Stephens, Leticia Roman andJohn Richardson) and the promise of colorful entertainment (brought onby my recent spate of similar superior outings).

Unfortunately, PIRATES OF TORTUGA falls far short of earlier moviesabout Morgan – THE BLACK SWAN (1942) or even the contemporaneousMORGAN, THE PIRATE (1961) – and proves to be a lackluster affair with apoverty of imagination on display that is quite dispiriting. To startwith, Morgan (an over-the-top Stephens) himself only appears half-waythrough with the result that we are left largely in the company of atruly overbearing gypsy of a leading lady (Roman), a listless hero (KenJones) and his puerile cronies (Richardson and Dave King). Add to thatthe intermittent usage of action stock footage lifted from earlier Foxseafaring productions, the uncharacteristic popping up of modern slangin the dialogue and the sheer predictability of the whole venture andit’s small wonder that very little time has elapsed before the filmstarts to sink…right out of one’s memory!

For the record, director Robert D. Webb had much earlier won an Oscaras an assistant director (in one of the few times these awards wherehanded out) on IN OLD CHICAGO (1937) and had also guided Elvis Presleythrough his first film LOVE ME TENDER (1956); incidentally, I might getto check out six(!) of his other directorial chores in the future: notjust two notable Westerns WHITE FEATHER (1955; with Jeffrey Hunter andRobert Wagner, which I have in my DVD collection) and THE PROUD ONES(1956; with Robert Ryan and Jeffrey Hunter again, which I intend toacquire) but also a few more available at local DVD rental outlets:BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (1953; which I haven’t watched in ages), theaforementioned LOVE ME TENDER, THE CAPE TOWN AFFAIR (1967; a remake ofSamuel Fuller’s PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET [1953]) and THE JACKALS (1967;featuring Vincent Price and a remake of William A. Wellman’s YELLOW SKY[1948], which I own and intend to watch presently as part of my ongoingRichard Widmark tribute).

Reviewed byJoeytheBritVote: /10

This is a fairly ordinary boys' pirate adventure memorable only for theover the top performance from Leticia Roman as the reluctant stowawayaboard Ken Scott's galleon embarked for the Caribbean and a battle ofwits with Captain Henry Morgan (Robert Stephens) who has returned tohis buccaneering ways after briefly working for the King of England.

Roman acts as if she's just downed a pint of strong black coffee, andno doubt most self-respecting sailors would have thrown her overboardafter having had their way with her. Somehow, though, not only does shemake it intact all the way to Jamaica but she also manages to getScott's insipid Captain Bart to fall in love with her.

Robert Stephens as a slightly unhinged Morgan given to smacking therump of his ever so slightly raddled lady companion is the highlight ofthe film, although he doesn't receive the amount of screen time hedeserves. Curious to see British comedian Dave King appearing as one ofScott's swashbuckling sidekicks too. Other than that there really isn'ta lot to say about this flick.

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