The Pirate of the Black Hawk

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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: February 6, 2024
  • Originally Released: 1958
  • Label: Cheezy Movies

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"The Pirate of the Black Hawk" (Il pirata dello sparviero nero), a captivating 1958 cinematic treasure, marries the allure of swashbuckling adventure with the charm of international collaboration. This film, a product of Italy's Emmepi Cinematografica and France's Comptoir Français du Productions, showcases Mijanou Bardot, the sister of the iconic Brigitte Bardot, in a riveting narrative set against the backdrop of high seas and daring escapades.

The story unfurls with the villainous Manfred usurping the throne from the Duke of Montfort and abducting his son, setting the stage for a thrilling pursuit of justice. The gallant crew of the pirate ship Black Hawk, led by the enigmatic figures portrayed by Gérard Landry, Andrea Aureli, and Ettore Manni, embarks on a daring mission to thwart Manfred's tyrannical reign and restore the Duke to his rightful sovereignty. The ensemble cast, including Pina Bottin, Eloisa Cianni, and Germano Longo, adds depth to this saga of valor and betrayal.

Upon its 1958 release in Italy, the film captivated audiences with its vivid storytelling and dynamic performances. Its journey to international acclaim saw it reaching the shores of the United States in December 1961, introduced by Filmgroup, albeit in black-and-white, diverging from its original color presentation. The British audience experienced the film in its full Supercinescope and Technicolor glory in May 1961, thanks to Anglo Amalgamated, allowing the vibrant cinematography and the richness of the high-seas adventure to be fully appreciated.

Directed by Sergio Grieco, "The Pirate of the Black Hawk" stands as a testament to the era's penchant for stories that whisk audiences away to worlds of daring deeds and noble quests. It remains a cherished piece in the annals of cinematic history, inviting viewers to set sail on a timeless voyage of heroism and intrigue.

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  • Sales Rank: 1,715
  • UPC: 827421038005
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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