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Lavish shipboard and island locations, a real story with lame but decent characters that will remind you of some of the early 's serial tripes. Highly recommend for any teenage male in that awkward adoloescent phase Corsario Negro, El a. How could that come out so weak? Twenty years later the two young men meet. One grew up in Paris, the other sheltered by a family retainer in Corsica. The two brothers have a telepathic link and feel each other's emotions. They once again separate, but this time to confuse and wreak vengeance on the villain responsible for the demise of their kin.

Perhaps inspired by the Ritz Bros. The film's highlight is a duel with two loaves of stale bread. Yes, that's the highlight. Just as the s comedy team of Wheeler and Woolsey lost their audience when they dropped their risque humor and Prohibition gags, so too do Cheech and Chong falter when not indulging in the drug-oriented comedy which made them famous in the early s.

It tells the story of Edmond Dantes, a sailor who was unjustly imprisoned for years but escapes to look for the culprits who framed him. Donat's performance was enough to earn him the leading candidacy for Captain Blood and The Adventures of Robin Hood, which he eventually lost to the then-unknown Errol Flynn. Crimson Blade, The a. Our sympathies are supposed to be with Oliver Cromwell's underground troops--and they are, since the arrogant Cromwell isn't around to comprise his followers' heroism. Lionel Jeffries, loyal to Cromwell, is confounded by his daughter June Thorburn's fidelity to the Throne.

Oliver Reed co-stars as Jeffries' right-hand man and June's boyfriend. Crimson Blade does little to clarify the complex issues attending the war, but it delivers the goods in the action department. Set in the 16th century, along the Spanish Main, this lusty adventure both expands on and explodes genre conventions. Lancaster, a circus acrobat before turning to movies in the '40s, gives what may be his most physical performance as sword-for-hire Captain Vallo, a.

Nick Cravat, Lancaster's real-life circus buddy, matches the star leap for leap, somersault for somersault as Vallo's mute sidekick. The fetching Eva Bartok causes Vallo to throw over the Spanish for rebel forces, and a young Christopher Lee demonstrates the swordsmanship that would later make him a natural in Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers. Director Robert Siodmak, known for his claustrophobic noir thrillers 's The Killers , handled most of the interiors, while Lancaster coordinated the tongue-in-cheek humor and macho derring-do.

The broadly played action scenes, including the climactic minute battle aboard a frigate, wouldn't be improved on for another three decades--by Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark. The big difference: Harrison Ford needed a stunt double, Lancaster didn't. This show was the first animated TV show for kids. Plus if you get past the holes in the plot and terrible ending it's actually a pretty fun movie to watch. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg Frank Langella. Her crew is sceptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before they mutiny against her.

This is made yet more difficult by the efforts of the British crown to end her piratical raids. Daphne La Tour Gish , is the daughter of a destitute French nobleman in the early 18th century. Because he is the favorite at the king's court, Philip de Mornay Elliot Dexter can probably have any woman he wants, but he likes Daphne's audacity. So he orders his men to kidnap her and take her to the home of Franchette, a popular madam Lucile Young. But before he can fetch her, he is forced to flee and is captured by pirates. Meanwhile, Franchette's place is overtaken by soldiers who are rounding up women to send to Louisiana, where wives are sorely needed.

Daphne is among the young ladies captured, but the ship they are on is attacked by the pirates. Daphne helps save the day for the Frenchmen, and as a result, she saves Philip's life. Fink bets the pair that he can beat them in a race to New Orleans. Though Fink tries all sorts of devious methods to win, in the end, honesty wins out. Along the way, the group faces off with the River Pirates, who have been posing as Native Americans to kill travelling settlers! This fun Disney family film, full of action and adventure, first appeared as a two-part special on the Disney television series, and remains as energetic and inspiring today as when it first aired.

Charlie Chan investigates the rest of the clan. Plummer plays a modern-day pirate who hijacks private yachts, steals the valuables on board, and, weeping crocodile tears, sends the passengers to Davy Jones' Locker. His captives on this voyage are Cliff Potts, Christine Belford, Lara Parker and Nicholas Pryor, none of whom have any intention of being tossed into the briny.

Much was made of the fact that Desperate Voyage was filmed entirely at sea, with no studio work. Those who didn't suffer from "mal de mer" were able to watch this film from start to finish when it debuted November 29, The village is small and isolated and the Spanish convince the villagers that the English fleet has been defeated and that they, the Spanish, are now their masters.

This results in the villagers' sullen cooperation, but rumors and unrest begin to spread and soon the Spanish pirates find themselves facing a revolt. It did not receive a full UK distribution, but did play in selected 'art house' cinemas, then disappeared without a trace. As far as I am aware it has never released on video or DVD. They succeed in escaping and are eventually picked up by a whaler. Fun short film 20 Minutes long. Highlight: the attack of the Giant played by R.

This was one of the films where Buckwheat is supposedly played by a female character. Three drink minimum on this one. Set in the Carolinas in the 18th century, the film casts O'Connor as Davy Crandall, a bumbling shopkeeper's apprentice. Davy's boss Hayden Rourke is in cahoots with the corrupt colonial governor John Emery , who in turn deals directly with the pirates who sail in and out of port with impunity.

Unfairly accused of piracy, Davy finds refuge on a buccaneer's boat. Through circumstances better seen than described, our hapless hero gains the reputation of being the boldest pirate on the Seven Seas. Kidd and Henry Morgan. Unknown to all but a few locals Dr Syn also hides a secret past, that he was once the notorious pirate Captain Clegg. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow a. Originally broadcast as a three part TV show, it tells the story of a vicar's priest double life. Outwardly he is the model of upstanding citizenship and loyalty to an oppressive British government.

But he is also a notorious smuggler who uses his ill-gotten gains to benefit his impoverished village. Sound familiar to the Z man? An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10, precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption He only makes it as far as the Spanish coast but survives when a sympathetic family takes him in and nurses him back to health.

While recuperating, Michael learns that his father has been executed by the Spaniards. Devastated, he flees home to England in a rickety fishing boat and reports the news to Queen Elizabeth, urging her to attack Spain. Queen Elizabeth is impressed by the young man's patriotism and sends Michael back to Spain with orders to enter King Philip's court as a spy.

Once here, he uncovers a plot to assassinate Elizabeth, but is eventually recognized by the Spaniards and imprisoned. Once again, with help from his captors, Michael escapes -- making it back to England just in time to warn the Queen and participate in an attack on the mighty Armada. This movie was the first British film to premiere in Los Angeles. Originally, the production was to be called "Gloriana" with Conrad Veidt slated to star as Michael Ingolby; the part ultimately went to Olivier. Synopsis: I cannot find a copy of this film anywhere, so I really can't say what it's about Blood and several other outcasts turn to piracy, terrorizing merchant vessels of all nationalities.

Also appearing are Patricia Medina Columbia's stock costume-drama heroine as the marquis' niece, and Alfonso Bedoya immortalized as the Mexican bandit Gold Hat in Treasure of the Sierra Madre as a sadistic prison overseer. The battle scenes in Fortunes of Captain Blood would be cannibalized time and again over the next few years by quickie-flick producer Sam Katzman. Basically this is one of the romance novels put to screen type of Pirate movies that makes me want to punch a stranger, just to boost a little testosterone into the room.

An English lady falls madly in love with a French Pirate, and sappy melodramatic torture ensues. They then go to Georges island to try and find the treasure of Captain Kidd. However, as he begins to lose his memory, he relies more and more on the ghost of the man he just murdered to help him find the loot. As the film unfolds, they characters all reveal their ulterior motive driven selves, especially the mysterious Rouge. True fans of pirate films will likely recognize the miles of stock footage re-used from earlier pirate epics. When the kids discover an apparently authentic treasure map, the solution to their desperate situation appears to be in their hands.

I had problems with this movie even as a kid. Most notably, there is no reason for any Pirates in this movie - the plot has nothing to do with them. Why did the pirates stay in the cave? What were they doing in the cave in the first place? Who sails a frigate into a cave? The two agents soon join Kidd's crew and discover, to their surprise, that the Captain is a far different man than they had expected. One day, the Spanish attack the village and kill everybody, adults and children alike. Two brothers escaped because they were absent to play away from their parents; on their return home, they saw the end of the carnage, and vowed revenge.

As adults, they made their revenge on the Spanish colonists trying to colonize Maracaibo. Eventually jealousy made them fall apart of each other, and one brother inevitably dies so the other brother would survive and be happy with the woman they both loved. Cheesy and predictable? Yep, but still a good Pirate flick. An Israeli man, raised by a wealthy and powerful Arab, is put in charge of his country's vast oil fortunes. He comes into conflict with a fanatical terrorist group - all headed by his daughter. But when her abusive father promises her to the greasy local merchant, Anita does everything in her power to make her dreams of escape a reality.

But during the voyage, the childrens' ship is boarded by pirates and in the confusion the children wind up trapped on the pirate ship. The children view it as a lark, and one of them, a girl named Emily, develops an unusual bond with Chavez, the pirate captain. The superstitious pirates can't wait to unload the kids at the first port, but a tragedy prevents it, and Emily's relationship with Chavez takes a fateful twist. Sir Joseph Porter, who is fully aware of his own importance, is an arrogant snob who feels that Josephine is far beneath him on the social scale.

However, contemptuous though he feels about this factor, he will overlook the fact that she is just a humble Captain's daughter and that he would therefore be marrying beneath his rank. The Captain is all for his daughter marrying such an illustrious person as Sir Joseph Porter, but Josephine detests the idea. Furthermore, she is in love with poor Ralph Rackstraw. The basic story is that the original Peter Pan Williams has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter.

With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. The villains, who lurk at every plot turn, are thwarted in a climactic hurricane, chiefly comprised of stock footage from earlier films practically a trademark of producer Sam Katzman. This movie has everything: space herpes, cowardly battle robots and a great time-warp fight scene.

It has recenbtly come out on DVD, but I haven't seen that version yet - I hope they include some behind the scenesproduction stuff. Sailing from the Barbary Coast of North Africa, pirates preyed on ships of all nations, but their toll on America was devastating. This documentary journeys back to the final years of the 18th century to chronicle the events that led to the creation of the U.

Navy and established the United States' reputation as a nation willing to fight for its interests. Period accounts and maritime historians paint a portrait of the feared raiders who often held seamen captive. Discover how President Jefferson disagreed with the Federalists in Congress, believing America should meet the pirates' ransom demands, while Congress urged a fight. Eventually, the U. Navy was re-established with the appropriation of six ships. They fought their way to glory along the Barbary coast, allowing U.

This is one of the most exciting tales in the history of the high seas, the birth of the American Navy and the demise of the ed Pirates of the Barbary coast. While flying over the questionable area with his young son in tow, Maynard's airplane crashes into the briny deep. The two are subsequently stranded on an isolated island, uncharted by the modern world. In time they are captured by a group of scraggly, belligerent pirates who have inhabited the remote island for hundreds of years.

After enduring horrible tortures, Caine and his young boy attempt to destroy the anachronistic buccaneers and escape their island purgatory. Jim and the Pirates Released: Made in: Sweden Length: 92 Minutes Rated: PG Format: Color Language: English Genre: Children PK's Rating: Synopsis: In this children's story based on some of the stories from that strip, a pre-teen boy receives counseling from his dead father's ghost on how to cope with new developments in his life -- from his mother's getting a new boyfriend, to the fine art of chopping onions.

The boy learns a pretty good trick from his father's shade which enables him to use his imagination to turn a boring birthday party into an ocean adventure among pirates. Despite its aesthetic qualities it manages to be at least ten times worse than the recent remake of The Fog, which I honestly didn't think was possible. Avoid this at all costs. A group of friends decide to have a little fun on a deserted beach one night. When one of them finds an old pirate chest buried in the sand at the beach, they unwittingly release a demonic pirate, Jolly Roger, who proceeds to massacre the friends at the beach.

When the police arrive, Alex and Jessie, the only survivors, are taken into custody and fingered as the killers. Knowing the pirate did it, they escape and set out to find him while the police try to investigate the rash of murders in the town, as Jolly Roger continues on a crusade to seek his revenge.

Quest embarks upon an underwater expedition. Back on the surface, Jonny Quest and Race are kidnapped by pirate chieftain Svedri and his not-so-merry crew. The two good guys are held for ransom, with the high-tech submarine as the "payoff. Brian Fleming volunteers to be flogged for a contrived offense and then discharged from the British Navy. Now he can infiltrate the pirate stronghold of Diego Suarez using his whip-scarred back as proof of his disgrace. While gathering inside information about this stronghold's fortifications, he falls in love with Jessica Stephens who's also courted by the pirate captain, John Avery.

At the same time he must fend off the advances of a love-struck Moghul princess who's recently been taken captive. Events reach a climax in a shipboard battle when Fleming's true motivations are revealed. Lion of St. Mark, The a. So Manrico Gordon Scott decides to pick up the black mask of the "Lion of San Marco" and attack the pirates when they don't expect it, only with the help of a few dedicated citizens. Things become complicated when Manrico falls in love with the beautiful pirate lady Rossana Gianna Maria Canale - now both are suspected to have become traitors Long John Silver a.

Naturally, there's more to his rescue plan than meets the eye; he hopes to get a new ship and go back for more treasure While the possibility of wealth and fame was real, so was the chance that they would be struck down by the guns and sabers of those they attacked, or done in by disease, malnutrition and the capricious seas. This documentary is a riveting look at a long-ago era that continues to fuel our imaginations.

Meet the legendary figures that roamed the high seas, and learn their stories from leading authors and historians. Go beneath the waves to see the remains of the pirate city once feared as "the wickedest place on earth," and learn the true story of the notorious pirates of Jamaica's Port Royal. The Lost Continent Released: Made in: USA Length: 97 Minutes Rated: TV Format: Color Language: English Genre: Horror PK's Rating: Synopsis: A steamer carrying smuggled explosives and a disparate load of passengers finds itself trapped somewhere in the Sargasso Sea, where it encounters crab monsters, choking seaweed, and a mad society descended from shipwreck survivors from Spanish voyages of discovery who believe the inquisition is still underway.

Trivia: The overly buxom woman that appears mid-way through the film was Dana Gillespie, a little-known recording artist from the late 60's. If you can find the British version, see it instead as it has more minutes than the G-rated American cut. One night Danny meets the ghost of Picaroon, who has come to warn him about a mysterious foe and to help him find the gold.

Danny sets off on his great quest, taking along a ragtag crew. They sail off pursued by treasure hunter Doc Biehler. Eventually, Danny must battle Doc for possession of the map leading to a knock-down battle in the quest for the Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island. Prosecutor Hugh Waring Clyde Fillmore is trying to bust up the joint, and during his efforts he meets Ruth Revere Kathryn McGuire , a naive violinist who is being given a chance to perform at the cafe. However, the only reason she is there at all is because Carnan has designs on her.

He invites the girl to his home while trying to ruin Waring by claiming he's the one who owns the cafe. Waring is saved when Ruby confesses the identity of the real owner. He goes to Ruth's rescue just in time to see Carnan being shot to death. It turns out that the murderer is Cyrus Revere, Ruth's father Spottiswoode Aitken , who confesses to the killing on his deathbed.

Although Kathryn McGuire certainly appeared in quite a few poor films, she was immortalized in two classics -- she was Buster Keaton's co-star in two of his best silent features, Sherlock, Jr. Cult filmmaker Brad F. Grinter Flesh Feast stars as Captain Fu, a pirate whose crew is made up of beautiful, frequently nude women. Grinter, who made the killer-turkey epic Blood Freak, gives a performance which can only be described as "unusual," but at least his notorious onscreen coughing-jags are not in evidence here. Join Madeline and her schoolmates as they learn that looks can be deceiving, as these pirates are not quite what they seem to be.

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Recommended for ages five to eight. His mother is always away at work since his father left. He decides to run away, as his mom won't miss him. As he is ready to leave, his nanny, convinces him to read this 'magic book'. The book is about a pirate adventure on Magic Island. As Jack reads the book, he is sucked into the world and goes on numerous adventures with Prince Morgan, while fleeing the evil Blackbeard the Pirate.

He is even saved by Lily, a beautiful mermaid, whom he falls in love with. Along with his loyal crew, Aubrey engages in a grand game of cat-and-mouse with a renegade French frigate from Napoleon's army. Adapted from the series of novels by Patrick O'Brian, the film is presented on this special double-disc DVD along with a plethora of bonus features. The widescreen transfer is complemented by English soundtracks in DTS 5. Along with the feature presentation, the discs offer viewers several looks into the film's production.

There is a one-hour making-of documentary, three behind-the-scenes featurettes, an interactive sound-recording demo, and an HBO First Look special. Rounding out the package are six deleted scenes, four multi-angle battle scenes, and a page collectible booklet. Stripped down single-disc full-screen and widescreen versions were also released. The main asset, of course, is Flynn who really shows up in this one.

He proves, probably for the last time, why he was such a big star. Also, its a good buddy picture with a funny Irish actor playing the Alan Hale role. There are some fabulous locations and a couple of solid villians to round things out. Another asset is the use of real sailing ships. There are very few process shots or back projection garbage in this one. If you're a Flynn fan and you've missed this one check it out.

It's a terrific, action packed swashbuckler. Set in 18th century Scotland, the story concerned a pair of brothers, James and Henry, who became separated when Henry enlisted in the service of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Upon being misinformed that Henry was killed, the covetous James set himself up as Master of Ballantrae hall. The series' six minute episodes were devoted to Henry's efforts to reclaim his birthright and settle accounts with his usurping sibling. Originally telecast in the United States as a three-hour TV film on January 31, , the production subsequently aired on Scottish television as a six-part miniseries, 25 minutes per episode.

The basic story remained the same: In 18th century Scotland, a toss of the coin determined that Henry would enlist in the service of Bonnie Prince Charlie, while James would stay behind as temporary master of Ballantrae Hall. Reported killed in battle, Henry spent the next several years trying to reclaim his birthright from his covetous brother. The "series" version of The Master of Ballantrae was broadcast in Olivier agrees to help him. But in doing so he is captured by a bunch of pirates.

The other children of the village discover a door thru time and space in an old haunted house and decide to rescue Olivier from Captain Monbars' pirates. The day before his birthday, the door through space and time re-opened. This time, Olivier and his friends would have to face El Diablo, who became captain since the last time, and his mens, lost in the middle on the jungle and being hunt down by the spanish army.

The boy discovers that Fox is both a former lover of his mother and the leader of a gang of buccaneers. A strange friendship grows as their adventures go on. Reeves mistakenly embraces her in a barn and is sent packing to a Spanish war galleon by the governor as a result - presumably never to be heard from again. After leading a slave revolt on a ship, Reeves takes over and forms his own pirate band with him becoming the captain. On a raid Reeves discovers the governor's daughter has been captured on another pirate raid and he is smitten with her and "wins" her in a battle with another pirate captain.

As the story goes Reeves and his band sink Spanish ships, have endless fights with other pirates and Reeves becomes more and more powerful as the "scourge of the seven seas" After being set free by Reeves Capt Morgan she realizes she truly loves him and longs to see him again. After a failed attempt to capture the city of Panama in a raid, it appears Morgan has drowned Morgan is alive and then in another back entrance raid he and his pirate band capture the city and reunites with Lagrange.

Reeves showed some true acting ability in this film, and it is considered by his fans as his very best movie. As in The Muppet Christmas Carol, the film stays loyal to the original storyline but casts the well-known puppets in many of the supporting roles. The familiar adventure plot is enlivened by the Muppets' good-natured, winking sense of humor, and a number of anarchic musical numbers are reminiscent of the original Muppet Show. Long-time followers of the Muppets may find the film less fresh than Jim Henson's original creations, but the combination of old-fashioned storytelling, intriguing design, and clever humor will undoubtedly amuse younger audiences.

The evidence indicates that the culprits are members of a vicious counterfeiting ring. Shaw's situation becomes precarious when it develops that practically every passenger aboard his ship is in cahoots with his gang. Future "Superman" George Reeves turns in an effectively villainous characterization, while Adele Jergens goes through her usual paces as a "bad" girl who may not be as bad as she seems. Bligh's villainy knows no bounds: he is even willing to flog a dead man if it will strengthen his hold over the crew.

Christian despises Bligh and is sailing on the Bounty under protest. During the journey back to England, Bligh's cruelties become more than Christian can bear; and after the captain indirectly causes the death of the ship's doctor, the crew stages a mutiny, with Christian in charge.

Bligh and a handful of officers loyal to him are set adrift in an open boat. Through sheer force of will, he guides the tiny vessel on a day, mile journey to the Dutch East Indies without losing a man. Historians differ on whether Captain Bligh was truly such a monster or Christian such a paragon of virtue some believe that the mutiny was largely inspired by Christian's lust for the Tahitian girls.

This time, the infamous Captain Bligh Anthony Hopkins is as strict a disciplinarian as ever. He is, however, no monster; faced with his crew's increasing laxity after an idyllic visit to Tahiti the search for breadfruit takes second place to limitless sex with the island girls , Bligh is forced to resort to flogging and other such means to keep his men in line.

Christian Mel Gibson , formerly Bligh's friend, is of little use to the captain, having fallen in love with a native girl himself. Christian becomes the leader of the mutiny virtually in spite of himself; and when the mutineers try to seek refuge on Tahiti, they find that the local chief wants no part of them, which is why they settle for the nearly uninhabitable Pitcairn.

In "Mystery of Pirate's Cove," Nancy investigates a suspicious glow from an abandoned lighthouse, and finds she's not the only one exploring the island. The lead-in scene may be off-putting, but its larger context is soon revealed. Hayes had just left a young couple, Nate Michael O'Keefe and Sophie Jennie Seagrove on an island so they could set up housekeeping and follow in the missionary footsteps of an uncle, when the villain Ben Pease Max Phipps shows up, kidnaps Sophie and leaves her husband for dead.

Pease runs into a German naval officer who feels it would be advantageous to join up with him -- so when Captain Hayes saves Nate and, the two go looking for Sophie, their enemies are formidable villains indeed. Laced with humor and acting in the grand pirate-movie tradition, Nate and Hayes has enough adventure and style to stay entertaining for its minute running time.

MacDonald plays an 18th-century French princess who escapes an arranged marriage by posing as a "cake girl," a mail-order bride sent to the New World to marry a colonist. En route, MacDonald and the other brides are captured by pirates, but are rescued by mercenary Eddy and his roistering companions. To avoid marrying some lowly farmer or frontiersman, simon-pure MacDonald intimates that she is a woman with a "history," which makes her attractive to the glitterati of old New Orleans.

Only Eddy sees through MacDonald's feigned "naughtiness," and in the end claims her for his own. The most memorable of the Herbert songs retained for the film version of Naughty Marietta was "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life", which remained one of Jeanette MacDonald's signature tunes ever afterward. Produced and directed by Max Liebman and featuring actors Patrice Munsel and Alfred Drake in the lead roles, this production of Naughty Marietta features conductor Charles Sanford presiding over Herbert's original composition.

Per its title, this reel silent film is set at the time of Stephen Decatur's defeat of the Barbary pirates in Tripoli. Decatur himself played by comic actor Johnny Walker is a secondary character herein: most of the screen time goes to the romantic leads, able- bodied seaman Charles Farrell and damsel-in-permanent-distress Esther Ralston. The acting honors go to those inveterate scene-stealers Wallace Beery and George Bancroft, cast respectively as Bos'n and Gunner. The film accommodates everything from outsized sea battles to a daring rescue from the clutches of the lustful pirates.

A life-sized replica of "Old Ironsides" aka the "Constitution" was built for the film; it remained a useful piece of bric-a-brac for many a subsequent Paramount seafaring epic. When originally released, the film utilized a wide-screen technique during many of the battle sequences. The videocassette version of Old Ironsides is of course unable to convey this, but it does have the bonus of a rousing musical score by Gaylord Carter. This print, incidentally, is crystal clear, enabling sharp-eyed viewers to spot Boris Karloff in a bit as a menacing Saracen.

When a sailor arrives on an island dictatorship and is a little too flashy with his money, he is soon robbed of it. He finds himself among the down-and-outers, who sell blood for enough money to survive on. Unable to avoid trouble, the sailor is quickly rounded up and sentenced to work in a salt mine, but he later makes an attempt to escape. Betrothed to a man she does not love, Peg sets sail to the West Indies, only to fall into the clutches of pirates. Successfully fending off the advances of the lustful pirate chieftain, Peg ends up marooned on a desert island.

Assumed to be dead, our heroine "spooks" the superstitious buccaneers for several reels then wins their hearts by teaching them how to read and write. And so it goes until Peg's seafaring sweetheart finally catches up to her. The film suffered from an indecisive point of view: Apparently, the producers set out to make a "straight" swashbuckler, but ended up with a comedy instead.

Barrie story, every actress in Hollywood wanted the role of Peter Pan, made famous on the stage by Maude Adams. Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, and even Gloria Swanson thought they were perfect for the role, but Barrie's own choice was Betty Bronson, a virtual unknown.

The story is familiar to nearly everyone. When Mr. Finally, the children return home to Mrs. Darling, who is overjoyed to have them back. She adopts the Lost Boys and offers to take Peter in too, but he refuses to grow up and flies away after promising to visit Wendy every year. An interesting side note -- although she had no involvement in casting Brian as Wendy, Ralston had discovered her a couple of years earlier while judging a beauty contest.

Barrie's Peter Pan reached full fruition in The straightforward story concerns the Darling family, specifically the children: Wendy, Michael and John. Wendy enjoys telling her younger siblings stories about the mythical Peter Pan, the little boy who never grew up. One night, much to everyone's surprise, Peter flies into the Darling nursery, in search of his shadow, which Wendy had previously captured. Sprinkling the kids with magic pixie dust, Peter flies off to Never-Never Land "First star to the left and straight on till morning" , with Wendy, Michael and John following behind.

Once in Peter's domain, the children are terrorized by Captain Hook, who intends to capture Peter and do away with him. After rescuing Indian princess Tiger Lily from Captain Hook, Peter must save the children, not to mention his own "Lost Boys," from the diabolical pirate captain. In addition, he must contend with the jealousy of tiny sprite Tinker Bell, who doesn't like Wendy one little bit.

Breaking with several traditions, Peter had been played by a girl in all previous incarnations, Tinker Bell had always been depicted by a shaft of light, etc Barrie's Peter Pan on Broadway in The telecast was so popular that it was repeated, again live, the following year. Blessedly, Mary Martin returned to commit Peter Pan to videotape in ; this version was first telecast on December 8 of that year. Forty-seven years old at the time, Martin is utterly enchanting as Peter Pan, the little boy who won't grow up and who whisks Wendy Darling Maureen Bailey and her brothers Michael Kent Fletcher and John Joey Trent out of their London nursery and off to Never Never Land: "First star to the left, then straight on till morning.

Cyril Ritchard shamelessly hams it up as the wicked Captain Hook, and also doubles as the more benign Mr. Martin's daughter Heller Halliday also appears in the minor role of Liza the maid, while the whole wonderful package is narrated by Lynn Fontanne. Repeated several times into the s, this full-color version of Peter Pan was put into mothballs for several years, then retelecast complete with the old NBC Peacock logo in For this return engagement, the play was edited to accommodate extra commercials; happily, the complete version of the Peter Pan is now available on videocassette.

But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. Peter and Hook must fight to save themselves and Neverland from the evil power of the Ghost of Hook's murdered brother. PK's Rating: Synopsis: A pirate based adult film set on the high seas.

Although the story is admittedly on the light side, the movie itself is full of some fantastic imagery. Lavish shipboard and island locations, a real story with decent characters that will remind you of some of the early 's pirate serials. But he can't do it alone, so he enlists the help of swashbuckling ship captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp. Together the two chase after The Black Pearl, but they soon discover that the captain and crew aren't your average pirates. Cursed to remain between the living and the dead, Barbossa and his men look like skeletons when basked in the moonlight.

When it is revealed that the only thing that can break the curse is Elizabeth's blood, Jack and Will are faced with a race against time and a battle against the undead to save the Governor's daughter. As Will Orlando Bloom and Elizabeth Keira Knightley prepare to exchange vows at the alter, their wedding plans hit rough waters with the arrival of sea-bound scallywag Jack Sparrow. It seems that Sparrow owes a substantial blood debt to half-octapus sea captain Davy Jones Bill Nighy , and that the only way for the flamboyant sea rover to elude the wrath of his otherworldy pursuer is to seek the aid of mysterious and powerful Voodoo priestess Tia Dalma Naomie Harris , whose ability to resurrect the dead and gaze into the future may provide just the advantage needed to avoid a waterlogged fate in the locker of his legendary nemesis.

Beckett, now with control of Jones' heart, forms a dark alliance with him in order to rule the seas and wipe out the last of the Pirates. Written by J. Curcio Pirate and the Slave Girl, The a. The Spaniard is allowed to become a prisoner rather then being put to death, because he is an artist. As a captive he is one among many, the others being a bevy of beautiful young women who are to be sold as slaves at the pirate's stronghold. How the longsuffering captive frees the girls, wins the love of the pirate's dangerous mistress, and faces him in a final duel to the death makes an exciting adventure film.

The unusual casting of Barker as the vicious, brutal pirate along with Serato as the valiant, noble hero is a switch in roles that adds a filip to what otherwise would have been a standard entry in the pirate genre. Pirate, La a. Pirate, The Released: Made in: France Length: 88 Minutes Rated: NR Format: Color Language: French Genre: Drama PK's Rating: Synopsis: In this avant-garde drama, five main protagonists talk incessantly and occasionally scream at each other, while making it clear that verbal fights are going to lead to mayhem since they carry knives and guns to back up their angry outbursts.

At the core of this emotional whirlpool are Carol Maruschka Detmers and Alma Jane Birkin whose relationship is under stress because of the others, especially Carol's husband Andrew Birkin. By the time the dust settles along with old scores, the audience may feel too alienated to care. Laure Marsac received a Cesar award for Most Promising Young Actress for her unnamed, secondary role as a young girl in this film.

Behrmann's The Pirate on Broadway, there were no musical numbers whatsoever. But with Gene Kelly and Judy Garland in the leading roles of the filmization of The Pirate, the MGM production staff would have been drawn and quartered had they not managed to pump it full of song after song. The story is merely serviceable: on a Caribbean isle in the early 19th century, sheltered young Garland comes to believe that travelling troubadour Kelly is in reality "Mack the Black," a notorious pirate.

Kelly realizes that the surest way to win Garland's heart is to impersonate the romantic buccaneer, and this is what he does--nearly getting himself hanged in the process. Cole Porter's marvelous score yielded only one bona-fide hit: "Be a Clown", which has practically nothing to do with the storyline, but do you care? Highlights include the magnificently staged "Mack the Black," a heady combination of Broadway glitz and Caligariesque nightmare.

While The Pirate was not a huge moneymaker on its first release, it has since been embraced by the cultists, who apparently can never get enough of Judy Garland. Seitz, who also directed , gets involved with the search of a hidden treasure. The brash Ivanhoe, as it turns out, had been conned by a couple of crooks out to get their hands on what he considered a worthless treasure map. The attractive Miss Courtot went on to make three serials with Seitz, an economic filmmaker in the best sense of the word, who went on to helm most of MGM's Hardy Family films.

Edward A. An introverted girl who yearns for popularity Kristy McNichol attends a pirate festival in her seaside community, featuring a swordplay demo led by a curly haired hunk Christopher Atkins. After selecting Mabel McNichol to participate in the act, the instructor invites her aboard his boat for a real ride on the high seas -- at which point a gaggle of her catty acquaintances latches on for the trip. Sent to get hamburgers for the outing, Mabel is "accidentally" left behind when one of her "friends" pulls the anchor prematurely.

Determined not only to fit in, but to track down her dream guy, Mabel steers a tiny sailboat into stormy waters in pursuit, and gets shipwrecked. Thus begins a fantasy in which the unconscious Mabel imagines herself in a real pirate adventure, complete with her dashing pirate hero, a legion of his crusty shipmates, and dozens of unwed sisters who must rise to the altar before she can. The story also loosely follows the structure of said operetta. He spreads fear through domination and terrorism at the hands of a band of Saracen pirates who rape, murder, and pillage coastal villages.

Richard, with the aid of his countrymen, attacks the pirates responsible for the wave of recent terrors, and sends word to the Duke that they will take their revenge on him There, they will be used as slaves unless Richard and his men surrender. The sinister Duke also kidnaps Eleanor and forces her to become his wife, a union that will stave off the hordes of rebelling citizens that oppose the Duke. And of course, in true time-honored fashion, Richard and his men will attempt to save the day. Under this threatening flag sailed the Pirate ships, swift, agile and dangerous. Hear tales of legendary pirates like Sir Henry Morgan, whose band of buccaneers captured Panama in !

Details of the pirates' life is revealed through their own writings, and the stories of those who suffered at their hands. Get an up-close look at the ships that bore the pirates to glory or death through period art and computer reconstructions, and see incredible footage of recently discovered pirate and treasure ships in their watery graves. It's a thrilling look at a fabled era, and the men and ships whose names have become legend.

From the Turner-produced series; contains an extra two-hour installment not seen on television. The costumes were great, the sets were fantastic, and even the film's characters were fairly good Walter Matthau did fantastic job as "Captain Red" a grizzled and very accurate caricature of a pirate of that time period. In the end, I guess that the plot was just too slow and the story really not that engaging. I give it three stars, but that's really a gift in a lot of ways.

Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ship, and kidnaps the niece of the governor of Maracaibo. The question is, can he keep this pace up? But the real history of piracy is a grim and gritty tale of death and desperation. Take to the high seas with the most famous pirates of all time, and discover the truth behind the legends of men like Blackbeard.

Navy" , Mary Read, and Anne Bonny. The picture isn't great EP on VHS this is pretty good for those who know little or nothing about pirates. For the best documentaries about pirates, however, I recommend watching the History Channel. Can't find anything on this movie Pirates of Blood River, The a. Pirate Ship, The a. Once there, the pirate begins fighting for control of the island and begins slaughtering the lad's family and friends.

The young man is utterly appalled and with his step-sister, a young woman and her beloved, somehow escape. Later the pirate discovers a large statue of pure gold. He and his men haul it to the beach and put it on a raft. As they are floating toward their ship, they are ambushed by the man and the other survivors causing the precious statue to fall overboard and sink to Davy Jones' locker while the pirate is killed. Later the survivors return to their ravaged home.

Posing as a foppish nobleman by day, Sirocco tirelessly works on behalf of a group of insurgents bent on deposing the wicked Queen Carolina Binnie Barnes, endearingly miscast. The musical score is by Nino Rota, better known for his work on the Godfather films. As in his other films, the resourceful Edgar Ulmer works miracles with a skintight budget. Rod Cameron plays Phillip Kent, a devil-may-care mercenary hired to transport a shipment of rifles to the American army detachment at Monterey. Along the way, he is forced to do battle with Mexicans, Indians and various and assorted thieves.

Somehow, he finds time to pitch woo with the tempestuous Marguerita Maria Montez , whose fiery Mexican dance routines are something to behold. Less exciting to watch than it is to read about, Pirates of Monterey at least has the advantage of Technicolor. This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious comic operetta of the same name. The story involves a series of wild and funny coincidences that result in a side splitting laughter, this story in all it's forms is one of the Pirate King's favorites. The basic story is that the dieing father of the main character Frederick instructs the boy's nanny to apprentice the child to a pilot ship's navigator.

Unfortunately, since the nanny is hard of hearing, she mistakes "Pilot" for "Pirate" and apprentices the kid up to be a Pirate until he is Jump ahead to Frederick's 21 birthday, he is finally free of his legal indenture to the Pirates and since he doesn't enjoy pirating decides to leave the crew. This causes many complications, because he is actually the only effective pirate among them and the rest of the crew is afraid that they cannot function without him and they begin to conspire on a means to get him back aboard.

While ashore he immediately meets a woman the first he has ever met other than his nanny and falls madly in love, but due to a myriad of complicated plot twists he finds that pursuing his dreams is not going to be easy. Bobby Seth Adkins is an eight-year-old boy growing up on a remote community in the rural Midwest with his mother Dee Wallace Stone and grandfather Charles Napier , who are struggling to keep the family farm afloat. With few friends and not much to do besides his chores, Bobby entertains himself by retreating into a world of fantasy, where he battles cowboys and spacemen and can always outsmart the bad guys.

One day, the town looks as if it's about to be hit with a freak storm, as dark red clouds fill the sky, but it turns out that a portal in time has appeared in the atmosphere, and who should drop through but Jezebel Jack Tim Curry , a swaggering pirate or, as Jack prefers to put it, "an adventurer of independent means" from the 17th century. Bobby rescues Jack and gives him a place to stay in their house; the boy is happy to have an interesting new friend. However, where pirates go, trouble follows, and it's not long before the ship of a gang of rival pirates follows Jack through the window in time, and Bobby must join forces with Jack as they defend Bobby's home against a pirate ship sailing through the wheatfields.

Pirates of Panama a. Survival Status: Although a theatrical trailer for the serial survives, the actual film itself is presumed lost. Pirates of the Seven Seas, The a. John Lodge stars as Captain Harley, a slick pearl-smuggler saddled with a rebellious crew. Harley's men finally mutiny at the precise moment that their vessel is boarded by pirate leader Cabini Kenneth Kent and his band of cutthroats. Faced with choosing the lesser of two evils, Harley's crew finally decides to cast their lot with the captain, who has become the film's hero by default. Though filmed nearly two years before the outbreak of WW2, Pirate of the Seven Seas was foresighted enough to include a German villain in its cast of characters.

Sandokan the Great a. Meute der Verdammten West Germany video title a. Piratas de Malasia, Los Spain a. Pirate of Malaya Australia video box title a. Pirates de Malaisie, Les France a. This movie was made wayyy back then A daring English warrior sacks the kingdom of Sarawak and imprisons its King. The King's daughter escapes, and with the aid of a band of pirates, returns to retake the city. Another Steve Reeves cinematic achievement.

But Morgan is on to the ruse and is well prepared when the sea captain makes his move. As the two engage in mortal combat, they are knocked unconscious and dragged to the governor of Tortuga who prepares to hang them both as pirates. Fortunately, a stowaway aboard the pirate vessel steps forward and reveals the hero's true identity and saves him.

Morgan is not so lucky. Much of the action footage is culled from earlier Columbia pirate epics, which explains the variety of costumes worn by the good and bad guys. Despite his reduced surroundings, Henreid seems to be having more fun than usual in his role. The remainder of the cast is comprised of such B-flick regulars as Paul "Tiny" Newland, John Miljan and William Fawcett, the latter eschewing his standard grizzled-old-propector characterization to portray a grizzled old street beggar.

Filmed at exotic locations around the world with action sequences featuring true-to-life reenactments and hand-to-hand combat, this two volume set tells the story of such well-known rogues as Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Henry Morgan and other ruthless villains of the bounding main. Raid with the Minoans of Crete who tried to conquer Greece and Phoenicia.

Go marauding with the Barbary Corsairs, who terrorized the Mediterranean for three centuries. Hear fascinating stories such as Julius Caesar's capture by Cilician pirates from Turkey, and his bloody revenge on them years later when he became emperor of Rome. A fast-paced journey through the early days of pirate legend and lore. Discover how piracy evolved as a business, with contracts being drawn up to ensure equal distribution of treasure among the crew and elections to appoint the captain.

Hear the tale of the notorious Blackbeard, who stuck flaming matches in his beard to terrorize his foes. Meet Henry Morgan, the Welsh rogue whose bloodthirsty exploits became famous throughout Europe. Learn the stories of equal opportunity buccaneers Anne Bonney and Mary Read, who left their husbands to raid the seven seas with the feared Calico Jack. Utilizing plenty of stock footage from Joan of Arc as he'd previously done in Thief of Damascus , producer Katzman offers the viewer a 16th-century swashbuckler, with John Derek as Robin Hood-like buccaneer Prince Roland.

Having lost his throne to his evil older brother Stephan Whitfield Connor , Roland forms a band of volunteers to oust Stephan and bring peace and harmony to his land by busting several heads along the way. Barbara Rush co-stars as Nita, the daughter of a deposed count and a fine swordswoman in her own right.

The film's best line is unintentionally funny: After being fetchingly attired in form-fitting blouse and slacks during most of the film, Nita is garbed in hoop-skirted feminine finery, whereupon Roland snickers "At last, you look more like a woman! Hope plays Sylvester the Great, a two-bit entertainer "touring" the West Indies in the 18th century.

Through a series of unbelievable circumstances, Sylvester rescues Margaret, and the two of them pose as travelling troubadors in a treacherous Pirate colony, where people are stabbed and dumped in the ocean for nonpayment of rent and other such offenses. Things look bleak for Sylvester and Margaret, but salvation is on the way-as well as a surprising romantic denoument, when a "bit player from Paramount" guess who?

The best performance is offered by Walter Brennan as an addled pirate named Featherhead, a character right out of a Tex Avery cartoon! Falk's character assures a romance-weary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates. Indeed, The Princess Bride offers a tongue-in-cheek fairy tale depicting stable boy-turned-pirate Westley's journey to rescue Buttercup Robin Wright , his true love, away from the evil prince Chris Sarandon , whom she had agreed to marry five years after learning of what she had believed to be news of Westley's death.

Meanwhile, the comely lass who believes herself the doomed captain's daughter is about to be sold to a harem when they are freed by a handsome hero whom the captain hopes will marry his daughter. Father and daughter then become pirates, and the hero is obligated to catch them, but when he falls in love with the girl, he switches allegiance and helps her attack the ruler's palace. The two then lead the other pirates, and the angry peasants in a revolt, resulting in the eventual death of the ruler, who confesses on his deathbed that the female pirate the captain's supposed daughter is his real daughter and heir to the Duchy; he then goes on to tell her that years before he had ordered the captain to kill her, but he refused and raised her instead.

This confession so angers the other daughter that she goes into a convent; meanwhile the pirate lovers prepare for their wedding. Pirate Warrior or Gordon a. Italian swashbucklers have high seas adventures in this pirate outing that tells the tale of a handsome former slave who returns to San Salvador to eradicate anyone who makes money at the expense of another's freedom. Unfortunately, the pirate's schemes go awry and he ends up in prisoner by a treacherous secretary of the nation's governor.

Fortunately, a love affair with the governor's daughter sets things to rights, but not without a lot of exciting hijinks in the interim. Capturing a Spanish galleon almost single-handedly, Barbarossa claims haughty Contessa Alida Donna Reed as his own property. Engaged to marry naval officer Alfredo Gerald Mohr , Alida despises Barbarossa, but she changes her mind when she finds out what a louse Alfredo can be. All loose plot strands are neatly tied up during the swashbuckling finale, wherein Barbarossa leads an attack on Havana. Dupont, who in his peak years was responsible for such classics as Variety, merely goes through the motions in this updated sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Instead of Jim Hawkins, the film offers Jim's beautiful female descendant Jamesina Dawn Addams , who manages to get her hands on Captain Flint's fabled treasure map. This makes Jamesina the target of a variety of scurrilous fortune-hunters, including phony archeologist Harris Porter Hall and the malevolent, sightless Newman James Seay.

It is handsome archeological student Clive Stone Tab Hunter who helps Jamesina locate the treasure and elude the villains. At least Return to Treasure Island wasn't intended to be taken seriously. Young Jim Hawkins and fierce pirate Long John Silver are reunited for more daring seafaring adventures in this entertaining production suitable for the whole family.

Eventually his feelings of friendship turn to love and this in turn leads to tragedy when she falls in love with a French naval officer. He is later assisted by two plucky youths who help him battle it out with a mutinous crew, unfriendly natives, and dangerous rapids. Set during the Napoleonic wars, the plot finds Gilliat and Drouette trying to outsmart one another for the first few reels.

Gilliat even kidnaps Drouette at one point, believing her to be in league with the hated French. Eventually, of course, Gilliat must rescue Drouette from the French, thereby preventing Napoleon's planned invasion of England. Shot on location, Sea Devils was directed with verve by Raoul Walsh. The instigator of this outrage is Sir Tressilien's covetous half brother, who also arranges for Tressilien to be shanghaied and carried off to sea. When his ship is attacked by Spaniards, Tressilien is put to work as a galley slave.

Escaping, he becomes the leader of a gang of Moorish pirates. A thrilling climactic duel to the death brings this sure-fire audience pleaser to a rousing conclusion. The Sea Hawk may well be the best film ever made by the popular Milton Sills. His capture of a Spanish galleon, however, leads to more than he bargained for, in a romance with the ambassador's niece Brenda Marshall and the first whiff of a plan to put Spanish spies into the court of Elizabeth I Flora Robson.

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Thorpe's boldness leads him to a daring raid on a treasure caravan in Panama which, thanks to treachery within Elizabeth's court, gets him captured and, with his crew, sentenced to the life of a slave aboard a Spanish ship. Meanwhile, Philip of Spain decides to wipe the threat posed by Elizabeth's independence from the sea by conquering the island nation with his armada.

Thorpe, though chained to an oar, knows who the traitor at court is and plans to expose him and Philip's plans, but can he and his men break their bonds and get back to England alive in time to thwart the plans for conquest? The Sea Hawk was the last and most mature of Flynn's swashbuckling adventure films, played with brilliant stylistic flourishes by the star at his most charismatic, and most serious and studied when working with Flora Robson, whom he apparently genuinely respected.

Boasting the handsomest, most opulent production values of a Warner Bros. Another highlight was the best adventure film score ever written by Erich Wolfgang Korngold; and the script's seriousness was nailed down by various not-so-veiled references not to 16th century Spain but 20th century Nazi Germany. The movie was cut by over 20 minutes for a reissue with The Sea Wolf, and the complete version was lost until a preservation-quality source was found at the British Film Institute.

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Since then, that minute version -- which actually contains a one-minute patriotic speech by Robson as Elizabeth that was originally left out of U. Whitney has been kidnapped by a mysterious pirate known as The Admiral Robert Barron , who rules over the ubiquitous South Seas Island. The girl in the case is Whitney's lovely daughter Pamela Blake. When her name is called, Hermione almost runs to the stool. She jams the hat eagerly on her head, and is sorted into Gryffindor.

Hermione in her first Potions class. Harry and Ron, while trying to warn her about the mountain troll that has been set loose in the castle, accidentally lock the creature inside the bathroom with her. They rush back in and the trio work together to knock out the troll. Through their triumph they become friends. Hermione relaxes a little after she becomes friends with Harry and Ron, helping them with and occasionally checking their homework. When she suspects that Snape is trying to jinx Harry to fall off his broom during a Quidditch match, she runs to his seat and sets his robes on fire. Hermione and Harry help Hagrid by arranging for Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback —the dragon Hagrid illegally hatches in his hut — to be collected and taken to Charlie Weasley in Romania.

Hermione and Harry each lose fifty points from Gryffindor, receive detentions and become outcasts at the school. In the penultimate chamber, she uses logic to correctly choose the potion that allows Harry to go through to the final room. She receives fifty points for Gryffindor for her use of cool reasoning under pressure. Errol delivers a letter from Hermione to Ron and Harry in which she suggests meeting up in Diagon Alley.

Hermione meets Harry and the Weasley family in Diagon Alley where she and her parents are picking up school supplies. Hermione earns twenty points for Gryffindor in the first Herbology lesson of the year after correctly answering Professor Sprout's question about Mandrakes. Hermione gets a perfect score on the quiz set by Professor Lockhart during the first Defence Against the Dark Arts class.

She admires Lockhart hugely even after the pixie debacle. After Hermione insults the Slytherin Quidditch team, claiming that Draco Malfoy only got onto it because his father bought the team their Nimbus Two Thousand and One brooms, Draco calls her a "Mudblood". Hermione does not understand the term, but it causes outrage amongst the Gryffindors. Ron explains later that the term is an ugly epithet for someone who is Muggle-born.

She accompanies the two boys to Lockhart's office with the teachers. After Mrs Norris is Petrified, Hermione spends nearly all her time in the library trying to find out more about the legend of the Chamber of Secrets. Since the copies of Hogwarts: A History have been taken out from the library, she asks Professor Binns about the subject during the next History of Magic lesson. Professor Binns and the entire class are stunned no one has ever raised their hand in this class before. At first Binns refuses to explain the legend but Hermione persists, until he relents and tells the story.

After their History of Magic lesson Hermione, Harry and Ron have another look at the site of the attack. Later, she suggests that she, Harry and Ron brew Polyjuice Potion to pose as Slytherins to find out whether Draco is the heir of Slytherin. Hermione asks Lockhart for a signed permission form to take Moste Potente Potions out of the Restricted Section of the library. Hermione says that brewing the Polyjuice Potion will take a month if they can get hold of some restricted ingredients. Hermione realises that these ingredients will have to be stolen from Snape's private stores and volunteers to do this herself, as she is the least likely of the three to get expelled if caught.

She ends up in a headlock. Early on Christmas morning Hermione tends to the Polyjuice Potion, adding lacewings.

She then wakes Harry and Ron, telling them that the Potion is ready. Hermione prepares two chocolate cakes laced with a Sleeping Draught for Harry and Ron to leave for Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle, so that they can gather pieces of their hair for the Polyjuice Potion. She intends to use a hair plucked from Millicent Bulstrode's robes during the Duelling Club. Since the Polyjuice Potion is only meant for human transformations, Hermione must go to the hospital wing to recover.

Hermione tries unsuccessfully to get the mysterious diary to reveal its contents by rubbing it with a Revealer and using the Aparecium spell. Before the Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff Quidditch match, Harry hears the disembodied voice in the castle again. Hermione has a realisation about the voice and disappears to the library without explaining.

Shortly thereafter, McGonagall marches to the Quidditch pitch and cancels the match. She takes Harry and Ron to the hospital wing, explaining that there has been another double attack: Penelope Clearwater, a Ravenclaw Prefect, and Hermione have both been found Petrified with a small circular mirror nearby. Hermione had a piece of paper clutched in her hand when she was Petrified; Harry and Ron find it when they visit her.

Harry pries it loose to discover a page torn from a very old library book which describes a Basilisk, beneath which Hermione had written 'Pipes'. This leads Harry to realise that Hermione had worked out what the monster in the Chamber of Secrets was, and how it had been getting around the school. Hermione Magical Menagerie , when Crookshanks leaps on Ron's head. Hermione meets Harry in Diagon Alley along with Ron on the last day of the holidays, looking very brown from her time in France. She is very concerned about Harry blowing up Aunt Marge, and is amazed that he wasn't punished or expelled from Hogwarts.

Hermione has three bulging bags with her in Diagon Alley, full of books for the extra subjects she is taking that year, which the boys tease her about. Hermione has been given some money by her parents as an early birthday present, and she wants to use it to buy herself an owl. She heads to the Magical Menagerie with the boys and is left alone in the shop when they run after the fleeing Scabbers. Instead of buying an owl she emerges clutching Crookshanks — the very cat who tried to attack Scabbers. She defends the large, ginger cat, and is surprised that he has gone so long without anyone wanting to buy him.

Returning to the Leaky Cauldron with Ron and Harry, she joins the seven Weasleys and Harry for a delicious dinner in the parlor. Hermione, Ron and Harry enter the compartment at the end of the Hogwarts Express, which is occupied by a sleeping man. Hermione identifies him as Professor R. Lupin from the name on his case, pointing out that he must be the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher as that's the only vacancy at Hogwarts. As Harry tells Ron and Hermione what he overheard about Sirius Black the night before, Hermione becomes worried that he might go looking for trouble.

Harry and Hermione listen as an excited Ron tells them all about Hogsmeade, the wizarding village. When Harry reveals that he won't be going to Hogsmeade as the Dursleys did not sign his permission form, Hermione muses that it is probably for the best as Black is on the loose. Later, as the Hogwarts Express starts to slow down, Hermione points out that it is too early to be arriving at Hogwarts. After the Dementor has left the compartment, Hermione and Ron kneel beside Harry and try to wake him up; as he comes round, Hermione explains how Professor Lupin sent the Dementor away, and that it may have been looking for Sirius Black.

As they finally arrive at Hogwarts, Hermione is taken aside by Professor McGonagall, who wants to talk to her about her timetable for the year. At breakfast in the Great Hall, Hermione examines her new timetable, happy about the prospect of starting new subjects. She dismisses Ron's concerns about how full her timetable is, saying she has fixed it all with Professor McGonagall. After breakfast, the trio make their way to North Tower for their first Divination lesson. In unfamiliar territory in the castle, they are unsure how to get to their classroom.

In the Divination classroom, Hermione is startled when Professor Trelawney announces that books won't help much in this class. She is unimpressed by Trelawney's reading of Harry's tea leaves, and doesn't think that the contents of his teacup resemble the Grim at all.

Ron and Harry stare at Hermione in amazement as she challenges Trelawney's visions. Later, in Transfiguration class, Hermione explains to Professor McGonagall why the class is so subdued, and is amused when the teacher shares her opinion on Harry's impending death. Hermione tells Ron and Harry she doesn't think she'll continue with Divination for much longer if it means she has to pretend to see death omens in lumps of tea. In Hagrid's first class, Ron, Hermione and Harry are the only three to approach the fence surrounding the Hippogriffs.

After Harry's encounter with Buckbeak, he watches Hermione and Ron with a different, chestnut Hippogriff. After Draco Malfoy is attacked, Hermione runs to open the gate for Hagrid as he carries Draco to the castle. The three friends are worried that Hagrid might be fired as a result of the lesson, and despite Hermione's reluctance towards Harry leaving the castle after dark, they go to visit Hagrid in his hut.

They attempt to reassure Hagrid, who has been drowning his sorrows since the lesson. As Hagrid sobers up, he becomes very angry with the trio for visiting him, admonishing Hermione and Ron for letting Harry wander about after dark. He marches them back to the castle. Although she gains house points for answering Professor Lupin's question about Boggarts , Hermione is disappointed that she does not get a chance to face the Boggart herself.

Ron asks her what shape she thinks it would have taken, sarcastically suggesting a piece of homework that only got nine out of ten. Although Hermione feels bad that Harry can't join her and Ron on their Hogsmeade visit, she doesn't agree with Ron that Harry should try to persuade McGonagall to let him go, and they argue more when Crookshanks tries to attack Scabbers again.

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When Hermione, Harry and Ron find out that Lavender's rabbit has died, seemingly proving Professor Trelawney's prediction earlier in the year, Hermione remains sceptical. She points out the many discrepancies in Trelawney's prediction, and remains unconvinced in Trelawney's abilities as a Seer. Hallowe'en morning, Hermione and Ron go to Hogsmeade together, having made up after their squabble about Crookshanks.

When they return, they fill Harry in on their visit to Hogsmeade, and listen as he tells them about his visit to Lupin's office. Hermione is less worried than the others about Snape, and points out that he is unlikely to poison Lupin in front of Harry. They make their way to the Great Hall, where the Hallowe'en feast is beginning. When they reach the corridor where the Fat Lady's portrait hangs, they find it filled with students.

As Dumbledore arrives, they make their way closer to see what the trouble is. Hermione is shocked when she sees the slashed portrait of the Fat Lady. Hermione worries about whether Sirius Black is still in the castle, and remarks how lucky they are that he picked the one night students weren't in Gryffindor Tower.

Hermione becomes irritated as the students wonder how Black was able to enter the castle. She points out that the castle is protected by more than just walls — there are enchantments in place to stop people entering by stealth, or Apparition. During the class, Hermione regularly attempts to answer Professor Snape's questions but is either ignored or told to be quiet.

Hermione is upset when Snape calls her an insufferable know-it-all during the lesson. Hermione and Ron watch the Quidditch match from the stands. During the time out that Oliver Wood calls, Hermione hurries down to the pitch and asks Harry for his glasses. She performs the Impervius Charm on them, which instantly makes them repel water and allows Harry to see properly. After Harry's fall, Hermione, Ron and the Gryffindor Quidditch team gather around his bed in the hospital wing. Hermione is visibly upset by Harry's fall. She is hesitant when Harry asks about his broom, but eventually admits that it blew away, and hit the Whomping Willow.

She tells Harry that Professor Flitwick brought it back, and reluctantly tips the remains of the broom onto Harry's bed. After the Quidditch match, Hermione and Ron spend their weekend in the hospital wing with Harry. Hermione is glad when Professor Lupin returns to teach the following Monday, but is disappointed when he tells the class they don't have to do Snape's essay, as she has already finished it.

Hermione tells Harry that she has decided to stay at Hogwarts over the Christmas holidays, as she needs to use the library, although Harry thinks it more likely that she, like Ron, simply wants to stay with him. Hermione is very happy when a final Hogsmeade trip is announced for the last weekend of term, as she can do her Christmas shopping there. On the day of the trip, she and Ron set off for Hogsmeade together.

Hermione and Ron are in Honeydukes, trying to find a gift to bring Harry. When Harry makes his presence known, Hermione is shocked, and wonders how he got there. She worries that Sirius Black might be using one of the passages to get into Hogwarts, and thinks that the teachers need to know about them. She is unconvinced by Harry and Ron's protestations but agrees not to report Harry.

Once she and Ron have paid for their sweets, the three leave Honeydukes and make their way to the Three Broomsticks for a Butterbeer. As the teachers head for the table next to theirs in the Three Broomsticks, Hermione whispers the incantation Mobiliarbus to move the Christmas tree beside their table a few inches sideways, to hide their table from view.

After the teachers have left the pub, Ron and Hermione look under the table at Harry, lost for words at what they have just heard the teachers discussing. Hermione pretending to read as the Firebolt is confiscated. Hermione worries that Harry doesn't look well, and tells him he mustn't upset himself about what they overheard in the Three Broomsticks. Like Ron, she is worried that Harry will try to go after Black, and asks him not to, reminding him that his parents would not want him to endanger himself. Hermione doesn't like Ron's suggestion of going to see Hagrid, as she doesn't think Harry should leave the castle.

When they arrive at Hagrid's hut, they hear moaning coming from inside. As Hagrid appears, sobbing, Ron and Hermione help Harry escort him inside. When they hear about Buckbeak's court case, Hermione tells Hagrid that he is going to need a strong defence. The trio go to the library the next day to do research for the case. Hermione joins the boys in their dormitory on Christmas Day, bringing Crookshanks with her. She is suspicious when she finds out there was no note with the Firebolt that Harry received.

She thinks it odd that someone would buy Harry such an expensive broom and not tell him they sent it. When Crookshanks tries to attack Scabbers yet again, Hermione takes him away. She is furious that Ron tried to kick Crookshanks, and the two remain angry with each other all morning. She shoots dark looks at the Firebolt, as though it has personally offended her. After the Christmas feast, Hermione returns to the Gryffindor common room with Professor McGonagall, whom she has told about the Firebolt.

As McGonagall approaches Harry and Ron, Hermione sits down, attempting to hide her face behind a book. When Ron confronts her, Hermione tells the boys that she went to McGonagall because she suspects the Firebolt has been sent by Sirius Black. Hermione avoids the Gryffindor common room after McGonagall confiscates the Firebolt although she is convinced that she did the right thing by informing her.

In a maddeningly superior manner, she implies that she knows what is wrong with Lupin. As the term progresses, Hermione's workload seems to be getting to her. She spends every night in the corner of the common room surrounded by books and files. She barely speaks, and snaps at anyone who interrupts her. Hermione is the only student in the Gryffindor common room not to approach Harry when he gets his Firebolt back, and defends her decision to tell McGonagall when Ron challenges her. Although she looks incredibly tired, Hermione refuses to drop any subjects, and loves every one she is taking.

Hermione is bewildered when Ron enters the common room and shouts at her. She is visibly upset when Ron shows her the blood on his sheet, and the ginger cat hairs that he found on the floor. Hermione maintains that Ron has no proof that Crookshanks has eaten Scabbers, and thinks Ron has been prejudiced against her cat ever since she bought it.

She is upset when Harry appears to take Ron's side, and tells him to leave her alone. Hermione sits in the corner of the common room as the rest of the Gryffindors celebrate. She tells Harry that she watched the match, but that she can't join in with the celebrations as she has to finish her work. When she hears Ron making pointed comments about Scabbers being eaten, she bursts into tears and runs up to the girls' dormitories. According to Hagrid, Hermione is very unhappy and has been visiting Hagrid a lot. She has too much work to do, and has been helping Hagrid with Buckbeak's case on top of that.

She is really upset about Ron's encounter with Sirius Black. She doesn't understand how Ron can let Harry go with him after the events of the weekend. Hermione suspects that Harry will try and sneak into Hogsmeade again, and keeps a close eye on him at breakfast.

She sees him climb the stairs in the Entrance Hall, away from the rest of the Hogsmeade visitors. Hermione is walking towards Harry and Ron when they arrive in the corridor to Gryffindor Tower. Her lip trembles as she tells them Hagrid lost his case, and that Buckbeak is going to be executed. Hermione and Ron watch the Quidditch final against Slytherin.

When Gryffindor wins the match, they make their way onto the pitch, beaming as they walk towards Harry. Hermione is incredibly anxious about the upcoming exams. She is defensive when Ron and Harry question her about her exam timetable. She is worried when she finds out that an executioner is coming to Buckbeak's appeal, as she thinks it sounds like the Committee have already decided the verdict. She leaps out of the trunk screaming, and takes a while to calm down. She tells Professor Lupin that the Boggart turned into Professor McGonagall, who told her that she had failed everything.

Hermione, Ron and Harry are too worried about Buckbeak's appeal to look forward to the end of the exams like the rest of the students. Hermione leaves the boys to make her way to Muggle Studies — her final exam. Hermione and Ron sit in a corner of the common room, upset that Hagrid lost his appeal. When Harry tells them that he doesn't have his Invisibility Cloak and that he can't retrieve it in case Snape sees him, Hermione asks him how to open the hump of the witch's statue.

She then leaves the common room, and returns fifteen minutes later with the Cloak. Hermione looks flattered when Ron comments on her recent, uncharacteristic actions. The three of them make their way to Hagrid's cabin. Hermione asks Hagrid where Buckbeak is, and hurries to help make the tea when she sees how shaken Hagrid is.

She lets out a small sob as she listens to Hagrid talking about the execution, tears streaming down her face. Hermione shrieks when she goes to pour milk into a jug, and sees Scabbers in the bottom. She turns the jug upside-down, tipping the rat on to the table. When Hagrid asks them to leave, Hermione throws the Invisibility Cloak over them once more.

The trio leave through the pumpkin patch, and start to walk up towards the castle. Hermione is desperate to get up to the castle quickly, as she doesn't want to be around for the execution. She begs Ron to hurry when he is distracted by Scabbers. She tries not to listen to the voices behind them but she still hears the sound of the axe falling. She sways on the spot, unable to believe that they actually went through with the execution. Hermione is in shock as she hears the executioner's axe.

She becomes agitated by Ron's struggle with Scabbers, and worries that they will be caught by the Committee. She becomes more agitated when she spots Crookshanks walking towards them, and wants her cat to leave. She and Harry sprint after Ron as he chases Scabbers, skidding to a stop in front of the pair moments later.

She tells Ron to get back under the Invisibility Cloak, worried that Dumbledore and the Committee will be leaving Hagrid's hut any minute. Hermione is hit by the Whomping Willow as Ron is dragged away by the enormous dog. She is desperate to go for help at the castle, and is very uneasy about Harry's plan to follow Ron and the dog into the Whomping Willow. She is confused when Crookshanks is able to immobilise the Whomping Willow, but follows the cat into the tunnel at the base of the tree.

As they hurry along the passageway, Hermione wonders where it could lead. They finally reach a small opening, through which they can see a dusty room. Hermione looks around the room, eyes wide as she takes in the boarded up windows, and, frightened, realises that they must be in the Shrieking Shack.

She and Harry creep up the stairs and enter the open room at the top of the building. They dash over to Ron when they see him. Hermione is petrified when Harry goes to attack Black. She helps Ron hold Harry back, and begs him to stop taunting Black. When Harry attacks Black, Hermione snatches up her and Ron's wands and moves out of the way.

She screams for help when she hears footsteps echoing through the Shack but when Lupin arrives he promptly disarms her and Harry. Hermione is hysterical after Lupin embraces Black, furious with Lupin for betraying them, and tells the others that she has been covering up for him. She tells Harry not to trust Lupin; that he has been helping Black into the castle, that Lupin wants Harry dead, and that Lupin is a werewolf.

She tells Lupin she has known about him being a werewolf since she wrote Snape's essay earlier in the year, and feels foolish for not telling people that he was a werewolf when she had the chance. Hermione thinks the idea that Scabbers is Peter Pettigrew is ridiculous. Her voice trembles as she tries to have a rational conversation with Lupin, certain that the story can't be true. She tells Lupin that she looked up Animagi when doing her homework for McGonagall, and that Pettigrew was not listed as an Animagus on the Ministry's register.

Hermione listens intently as Lupin tells his story. She is horrified when Lupin tells them how he and his friends used to roam the Hogwarts grounds in their animal forms, and wonders how he could have risked the possibility of escaping his friends and biting someone. Hermione screams after Snape reveals himself from under the Invisibility Cloak. She tries to reason with Snape as he confronts Black, wanting to hear what Black has to say, but falls silent after Snape loses his temper. Hermione disarms Snape, but is frightened when she realises that Ron and Harry attempted the same thing and that they have knocked the teacher out.

She is worried about how much trouble they are going to be in for attacking a teacher. Hermione asks Lupin why, when Pettigrew has been living in the same dormitory as Harry for three years, and as a supporter of Voldemort, he never tried to hurt Harry before. She later asks Sirius how he managed to escape from Azkaban without using Dark Magic. She is horrified when Pettigrew seizes her robes and begs her for help in an attempt to gain mercy. She says nothing and backs away against the wall. Hermione and Harry bring up the rear of the group as they make their way out of the Shrieking Shack, and through the passageway.

She clambers out of the entrance, and starts to walk towards the castle. Hermione is held back by Sirius as the others come to an abrupt stop ahead of them. She is horrified when she remembers that Lupin didn't take his potion that night, and isn't safe. Hermione watches as Sirius and Lupin fight in their animal forms.

Hermione lets out a scream when she sees Pettigrew diving towards Lupin's discarded wand. She dashes over to Ron as Sirius chases after Pettigrew, but can't figure out what Pettigrew has done to him. Hermione follows close behind Harry, running towards the sound of Sirius's yelping and whining. They stop at the lake shore as the yelping stops, and see Sirius, back in his human form, crouched by the shore. As the Dementors make their way towards them, Hermione tries to help Harry by casting her own Patronus Charm, but cannot do it.

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