Queen of the Seas

Queen of the Seas (Italian: Le avventure di Mary Read) is a 1961 adventure film directed by Umberto Lenzi and starring Lisa Gastoni and Jerome Courtland.

Queen of the Seas
Directed byUmberto Lenzi
Produced byFortunato Misiano[1]
Screenplay by
Music byGino Filippini[1]
CinematographyAugusto Tiezzi[1]
Edited byJolanda Benvenuti[1]
  • Romana Film
  • Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie[1]
Release date
  • 1 December 1961 (1961-12-01) (Italy)
Running time
87 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • France[1]




Queen of the Seas was released theatrically in Italy on December 1, 1961.[1] It was released in the United States in 1964.[1] It has received a home video release by Something Weird.[1]


In a contemporary review, the Monthly Film Bulletin reviewed a 62 minute dubbed version under the title Hell Below Deck.[2] The review described the film as a "spiritless pirate melodrama" and noted "poorly photographed settings" and the swordplay, intrigues, and love scenes are "all equally uninteresting."[2]


  1. Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 133.
  2. "Avventure di Mary Read, Le". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 31 no. 360. London: British Film Institute. 1964. p. 163. ISSN 0027-0407.


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

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