The Princess And The Pirate

  • 1944
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Adventure, Comedy

In this film set in the mid-1700s, Hope is an actor on board a Jamaica-bound merchant ship. Admittedly a coward, he covers his real personality by staging an act he calls "The Great Sylvester--Man of Seven Faces." When the ship is attacked by a villainous pirate gang led by The Hook (McLaglen), Hope saves the king's daughter (Mayo) and runs from danger....read more

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In this film set in the mid-1700s, Hope is an actor on board a Jamaica-bound merchant ship. Admittedly a coward, he covers his real personality by staging an act he calls "The Great Sylvester--Man of Seven Faces." When the ship is attacked by a villainous pirate gang led by The Hook

(McLaglen), Hope saves the king's daughter (Mayo) and runs from danger. After successfully avoiding the cutthroats it appears that Hope and Mayo will finally go off together. Suddenly, however, Bing Crosby comes into frame and leaves with Mayo. Hope turns to the camera and expresses his anger at

that "bit player from Paramount" who takes Hope's catch. He then goes on to tell Sam Goldwyn that he'll never make another picture for him again. A funny movie with a top-ranking cast. Includes the song "How Would You Like to Kiss Me in the Moonlight" (Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson). How did Sam

Goldwyn lure Paramount's superstar away from the studio to make a picture for him? Easy, according to Goldwyn. He promised Hope a swashbuckling farce, Technicolor, a fresh and beautiful leading lady, and plenty of curvaceous Goldwyn Girls for him to ogle. So, for the second and last time during

his 18 years at Paramount, Hope left his home lot and received better production values than Paramount ever gave him. As for his leading lady, Mayo was the only Goldwyn Girl the boss ever made a star, and he did it in this picture. Eyeful Mayo proved herself a charming foil for Hope in THE

PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE. Oddly, Goldwyn premiered the picture in the Midwest, and it was three solid months before the Gotham movie bugs saw the sumptuous thing. At year's end it was nominated for Oscars in two categories: Best Scoring of a Dramatic Picture and Best Art-Set Design.

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  • Review: In this film set in the mid-1700s, Hope is an actor on board a Jamaica-bound merchant ship. Admittedly a coward, he covers his real personality by staging an act he calls "The Great Sylvester--Man of Seven Faces." When the ship is attacked by a villainous… (more)

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