Pirates of Malaysia

The Pirates of Malaysia is a 1964 swashbuckler directed by Umberto Lenzi and starring Steve Reeves as Sandokan the pirate. This film was a sequel to Reeve's earlier Sandokan the Great, also directed by Lenzi.[1] Malaysian rebel, Sandokan, with his group of renegades, tries to thwart an evil British general from forcing the good Sultan Hassim to resign in favor of the Imperial crown.[1]

Pirates of Malaysia
Theatrical release poster
Directed byUmberto Lenzi
Produced bySolly V. Bianco[1]
Screenplay by
Based onA novel by Emilio Salgari
Music byGiovanni Fusco[1]
  • Federico G. Larraya
  • Angelo Lotti
Edited byJolanda Benvenuti[1]
  • Euro International Film
  • La Societe des Films Sirius
  • Lacy International[1]
Release date
  • 16 October 1964 (1964-10-16) (Italy)
Running time
110 minutes
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain[1]


The cruel Lord James Guillonk, faithful of Queen Victoria, is the governor of the territories of Borneo and Malaysia. His archenemy is the Indian pirate Sandokan, who along with his "tigers" delivers continuous attacks against British armies.

This time, Sandokan collides again with the governor, because Guillonk is moving hunt against Tremal-Naik, a Hindu escaped by controls of English policy, who is in search of his lost love. Indeed, Tremal-Naik talks to Sandokan of a secret Hindù sect that worships the bloody goddess Kali. These fanatics are the thugs. This sect has in fact kidnapped his beloved, and so Sandokan is preparing for the new battle against Guillonk, who has just kidnapped the love with Tremal-Naik, mysteriously escaped from the dungeons of thugs.



Pirates of Malaysia had a screenplay credited to Victor Andres Catena, Jaime Comas Gil, and Ugo Liberatore.[1] The film was adapted by Liberatore and based on the novel by Emilio Salgari.[1]


Pirates of Malaysia was released in Italy on 16 October 1964 with a running time of 110 minutes.[1]




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