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The Princess and the Pirate

4.6 out of 5 stars 140 ratings
IMDb6.9/10.0

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May 18, 1999
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Format Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Contributor Brandon Hurst, David Butler, Everett Freeman, Bob Hope, Tom Kennedy, Stanley Andrews, Don Hartman, Victor McLaglen, Hugo Haas, Allen Boretz, Melville Shavelson, Walter Slezak, Maude Eburne, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Marc Lawrence, Sidney Lanfield, Melvin Frank, Adia Kuznetzoff, Curtis Kenyon See more
Language English, French
Runtime 1 hour and 34 minutes

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Bob Hope is in top form in this Technicolor parody of pirate pictures, doing his best vaudeville shtick as an inept performer trying to save princess Virginia Mayo from the evil clutches of governor Walter Slezak and pirate Victor McLaglen. It's all ridiculous fun, of course, but if you're a fan of Hope, you never tire of his self-effacing gags and double-entendres. His out-of-place show biz jabs were always clever, and they're all the funnier in this period setting--particularly the Bing Crosby jokes. But Walter Brennan nearly steals the film as a wacky pirate scheming to steal buried treasure, and tattooing the map on Hope's chest. Yet the two best routines are when Hope tries to conceal his chest while taking a bath with Slezak, and when he tries to impersonate McLaglen as "the Hook." --Bill Desowitz

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Unfortunately, the film element used for this DVD edition shows signs of color fading, but it doesn't detract from Bob Hope's distinct brand of entertainment. --Bill Desowitz

Product details

  • Aspect Ratio ‏ : ‎ 1.33:1
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ NR (Not Rated)
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 5.38 x 0.6 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Director ‏ : ‎ David Butler, Sidney Lanfield
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 34 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ May 18, 1999
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak, Victor McLaglen
  • Dubbed: ‏ : ‎ Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles: ‏ : ‎ English, Spanish, French
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Italian (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Hbo Home Video
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0783115296
  • Writers ‏ : ‎ Allen Boretz, Curtis Kenyon, Don Hartman, Everett Freeman, Melville Shavelson
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 140 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars good film
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