The Pirates of Capri
The Pirates of Capri (Italian: I pirati di Capri), released in the United Kingdom as The Masked Pirate, is a 1949 Italian/American international co-production swashbuckler film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer starring Louis Hayward. It was filmed on location in Italy.
|The Pirates of Capri|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Edgar G. Ulmer|
|Produced by||Victor Pahlen|
|Written by||Sidney Alexander|
|Music by||Nino Rota|
|Edited by||Renzo Lucidi|
|Distributed by||Film Classics|
In Naples in 1798, foppish nobleman Count Amalfi (Louis Hayward), adviser to the Queen (Binnie Barnes), is secretly the heroic pirate Captain Sirocco, who leads a band of rebels to overthrow the aristocratic regime, dominated by villainous Police Chief Von Holstein (Massimo Serato).
In a contemporary review, The New York Times wrote "the thundering noise, confusion and blood-letting of revolution comes too late to offset the pompous and dull make-believe that dominates," concluding that "Stuffy and obvious are the adjectives that best describe "The Pirates of Capri;" while more recently, TV Guide gave the film 2/4 stars, and wrote "Great action scenes and clever direction by Ulmer pull this one out of the doldrums."
- "The Pirates of Capri film review". New York Times. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
- "Pirates of Capri, The (1949) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
- "The Pirates Of Capri - TV Guide". TVGuide.com.