...but not entirely without entertainment value
from London, England
, 25 Apr 2008
Clearly released by Fox as a cheap way of cashing in on the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' craze, this early sixties try-out for a number of up-and-coming young actors (none of whom made it) has actually been surprisingly well served by the company. Rather than just chucking it onto the market, they have preserved the original widescreen aspect, and ensured that the colour transfer is right up to the mark.
Unfortunately, the film itself probably doesn't deserve such treatment, since it is desperately slow and sorely lacking in any intrigue. It also does something of a disservice to Sir Henry Morgan, here cast as the villain, but in reality a stalwart servant of the crown, who died peacefully and (reasonably legally) wealthy on his own plantation in Jamaica. Such fun as is to be found basically surrounds Leticia Roman as the leading lady, a feisty presence in a picture otherwise lacking.
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