Franco, Ciccio e il pirata Barbanera

Franco, Ciccio e il pirata Barbanera (Franco, Ciccio and Blackbeard the Pirate) is a 1969 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Amendola. Is a parody of adventure novel Treasure Island of Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.[1][2][3]

Franco, Ciccio e il pirata Barbanera
Directed byMario Amendola
Produced byItalo Zingarelli
Written byRiccardo Pazzaglia
Amedeo Sollazzo
Mario Amendola
Bruno Corbucci
StarringFranco Franchi
Ciccio Ingrassia
Music byRoberto Pregadio
CinematographyTino Santoni
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)
Running time
97 min


England, 1700: Franco is the illegitimate son of a pirate died at sea, and now he works as a waiter in a tavern. Ciccio is an unfortunate Capitan Black who tries to bring up his image as that of a great bloody killer. The two meet in a ship, where Franco discovers a map where there are directions to a mysterious island, where there's buried the treasure of the notorious pirate Flint. Ciccio then proposes to recruit a crew, and so doesn't realize that between the hubs and the people of the sea enters the dreaded pirate Blackbeard, who's seeking revenge, because years ago he helped Flint earning the coveted treasure...



  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia; Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 1992. ISBN 8876055932.
  2. Marco Giusti (1999). Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer. ISBN 8820029197.
  3. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.

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