Which of these pirate movies is your favorite?
- “Against All Flags”
- both versions of “The Buccaneer”.
- “Long John Silver” with Robert Newton. Don’t confuse it with Treasure island. This is an Australian made movie about Jim Hawkins and Silver after “Treasure Island” ends.
- “The Island” with Micheal Caine.
- if you are going to mention “Treasure Planet” , you better list one version of Treasure Island. I suggest the 1934 one.
- “Blackbeard The Pirate”,
- technically Hitchcock’s “Jamaican Inn” is a Pirate story
- “The King’s Pirate”
- “Frenchman’s Creek”(1944).
Treasure Island (1934)
Wallace Beery ... Long John Silver
Jackie Cooper ... Jim Hawkins
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The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty
is a comic opera in two acts,
with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.
The opera's official premiere was ... in New York City on 31 December 1879,
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
After a young man leaves a band of pirates, hilarity ensues.
Kevin Kline ... The Pirate King
Angela Lansbury ... Ruth
Linda Ronstadt ... Mabel Stanley
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Star Kevin Kline won the 1981 Tony Award (New York City)
for Best Actor in a Musical for
"The Pirates of Penzance" Broadway 1981-1982 production
and recreated his role in this cinema movie
Reportedly, during casting for this movie,
John Travolta lost out to Kevin Kline
in getting the lead role of The Pirate King.
Linda Ronstadt was nominated for the 1981 Tony Award (New York City)
for Actress in a Musical for "Pirates of Penzance"
and recreated her role in the film based on this production.
This was Linda Ronstadt's only film appearance.