The Pirate's Dream

The Pirate's Dream (Italian: Il pirata sono io!) is a 1940 Italian film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Erminio Macario.[1]

The Pirate's Dream
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed byMario Mattoli
Produced byLiborio Capitani
Written byMario Mattoli
Vittorio Metz
StarringErminio Macario
CinematographyAldo Tonti
Edited byMario Serandrei
Release date
  • 20 October 1940 (1940-10-20)
Running time
75 minutes


In Santa Cruz, in the second half of the eighteenth century. The Governor of the island, to ingratiate himself with the Viceroy, contrives to make assaulting the island from a mock pirate ship and, with a mock battle, defeat the aggressors and throw them back into the sea. The trouble is that the pirates really come...



  1. Andrea Minuz. Political Fellini: Journey to the End of Italy. Cambridge University Press, 2015, p. 12. ISBN 9781782388203.

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