Swashbuckler Double-Feature (The Black Pirates & Tales of Robin Hood)
B-movie and action-movie aficionados know that a double feature (The Black Pirates & Tales of Robin Hood) produced by two Robert L. Lippert’s (Sr. and Jr.), and the top of the bill is in color, and features Lon Chaney Jr. as a priest…it’s going to be a double, double-decker of Saturday matinee fun!
The Black Pirates
Location filming in San Salvador highlights this hot-blooded tale of pirates landing in a Latin American town in search of buried treasure, and learning that a church was built over the spot. A pirate chief enslaves the townspeople and forces them to dig for it–but more twists lie ahead.
Script by Star Trek producer Fred Freiberger.
1954 |74 min | Color | 1.66:1/Widescreen | Dolby Digital | All Region | NR
Tales of Robin Hood
In 12th-century Nottinghamshire, ruthless tax collectors oppress the simple folk. Meanwhile, deep in the shadows of Sherwood Forest, a new hero is born: Robin Hood a sharp-witted swashbuckler who with his Merry Men steals from the rich and gives to the poor–AND, on his own, romances the lovely Maid Marian. Some scenes were filmed on the set of “Joan of Arc” (1950). Originally produced as a TV pilot, but released theatrically.
1951 | 60 min | B&W | 1.37:1/4×3 | Dolby Digital | All Region | NR
• Interviews with Robert L. Lippert, Jr. and Robert Clarke by Tom Weaver (re-enactments)
• Original trailer to “The Black Pirates”