Guns of the Black Witch

Guns of the Black Witch (Italian: Il terrore dei mari) is a 1961 adventure film directed by Domenico Paolella.[3][4]

Guns of the Black Witch
Directed byDomenico Paolella
Produced byFortunato Misiano[1]
Screenplay by
Music byMichele Cozzoli[2]
CinematographyCarlo Bellero[2]
Edited byJolanda Benvenuti[1]
  • Romana Film
  • Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie (SNC)[2][1]
Release date
  • February 24, 1961 (1961-02-24) (Italy)
Running time
98 minutes[1]

It was released in the US by American International Pictures as a double feature with Lost Battalion.



Guns of the Black Witch was released in Italy on 24 February 1961.[1] It was released in the United States in December 1961.[1]


The Monthly Film Bulletin declared the film to be a "very tepid affair" and that "even the Caribbean looks unenticing in this representation, and Paolella's direction makes heavy weather of the action."[2]

See also


  1. Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 77.
  2. "Terrore dei mari, Il (Guns of the Black Witch)". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 30 no. 348. British Film Institute. 1963. p. 10.
  3. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia; Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 1992. ISBN 8876055932.
  4. Leonard Maltin. Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide. Plume, 1995.


  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916.

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