movietime - historicalHISTORICAL / PROD: 1963 / R.TIME: 90 ' / colour


Amerigo Anton


Kirk Morris - Margaret Lee - Daniele Vargas


Italian, English, French, Spanish, German


Murad is the terror of the seas, a merciless pirate relentlessly scouring the horizon for the Spanish standard. Beware any unsuspecting Spanish galleon whose mainsail is sighted by Murad's look-out, because few men live to tell the tale of the massacre and savagery which follow the onslaught of this blood-thirsty seadog. Amanda, however, fired with the blood of her proud and brave fore-fathers, does not quake and tremble before the tyrant who has taken her prisoner aboard his ship. Determined not to be sold into slavery, she escapes and takes refuge on an island where she meets Samson, a man whose ire is as legendary as Murad's cruelty. Samson is moved both by Amanda's horrific story and by her looks. He decides to go and teach Murad a lesson, and so with Amanda and a friend, Ganor, he sets off for devil's island. Here the excitement reaches new heights as the sheer brutality and violence of earlier scenes is now tempered with bravery and valour. The film ends with the suspence melting into a rewarding romantic finish between Amanda and Samson