|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|
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.
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."
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