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* SexFaceTurn: A rare male version, with Vallo changing his mind about what to do with El Libre when he falls in love with Consuelo.


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* TapOnTheHead: One of El Libre's men knocks out both Vallo and Ojo by hitting them over the head with a barrel, which in real life would probably cause serious brain damage (but then again, RuleOfFunny).


->''Remember, in a pirate ship, in pirate waters, in a pirate world, ask no questions. Believe only what you see''. ''[[{{Beat}}]]'' ''No, believe half of what you see.''

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->''Remember, in a pirate ship, in pirate waters, in a pirate world, ask no questions. Believe only what you see''. ''[[{{Beat}}]]'' ''({{Beat}})'' ''No, believe half of what you see.''


->''Remember, in a pirate ship, in pirate waters, in a pirate world, ask no questions. Believe only what you see''. ''{{Beat}}'' ''No, believe half of what you see.''

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->''Remember, in a pirate ship, in pirate waters, in a pirate world, ask no questions. Believe only what you see''. ''{{Beat}}'' ''[[{{Beat}}]]'' ''No, believe half of what you see.''


->''Remember, in a pirate ship, in pirate waters, in a pirate world, ask no questions. Believe only what you see. No, believe half of what you see.''

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->''Remember, in a pirate ship, in pirate waters, in a pirate world, ask no questions. Believe only what you see. No, see''. ''{{Beat}}'' ''No, believe half of what you see.''

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* AntagonisticGovernor: Bordering on TheCaligula. Baron Gruda supposedly takes authority from a monarchy, but enjoys complete freedom to satisfy his greedy heart regardless - which he uses to do things like steal grain from the citizens to celebrate himself, and kill ''anyone'' for the slightest of reasons. In one particularly grim example, when a crowd of people reads one of his oppressive proclamations, and one tries to tear it down, he has that person killed on the spot for defacing property, and the ''the entire crowd'' killed for being "accomplices."


* MrFanservice: Vallo 'Burt Lancaster), of course. The film even starts with a ShirtlessScene of him.

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* MrFanservice: Vallo 'Burt (Burt Lancaster), of course. The film even starts with a ShirtlessScene of him.


Captain Vallo, a {{pirate}} captain [[RedBaron known as]] [[TitleDrop the Crimson Pirate]], is the scourge of the Caribbean seas in the late 18th century. He and his men end up capturing Baron Jose Gruda (Leslie Bradley), a Spanish lord who's come to the islands to crush a rebellion led by a figure known as El Libre (Frederick Leister). Vallo gets the idea of selling the guns and gun powder on the ship to El Libre, and then sell him out for twice the price to the Baron. Except things don't quite go as planned, not least of which because Vallo ends up falling in love with El Libre's daughter Consuelo (Eva Bartok).

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Captain Vallo, a {{pirate}} captain [[RedBaron known as]] [[TitleDrop "[[TitleDrop the Crimson Pirate]], Crimson]] {{Pirate}}", is the scourge of the Caribbean seas in the late 18th century. He and his men end up capturing Baron Jose Gruda (Leslie Bradley), a Spanish lord who's come to the islands to crush a rebellion led by a figure known as El Libre (Frederick Leister). Vallo gets the idea of selling the guns and gun powder on the ship to El Libre, and then sell him out for twice the price to the Baron. Except things don't quite go as planned, not least of which because Vallo ends up falling in love with El Libre's daughter Consuelo (Eva Bartok).


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%%* TheCaptain: Vallo.



* HardWorkMontage: Vallo helping the rebels make Professor Prudence's inventions.
%%* HeelFaceTurn: Vallo, thanks to ThePowerOfLove.
* HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Humble Bellows stays on Vallo's boat to make a diversion. He likely dies when Gruda's ship fires a broadside, which destroys Vallo's ship.]]

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* HardWorkMontage: Vallo helping the rebels make build Professor Prudence's inventions.
%%* HeelFaceTurn: Vallo, thanks to ThePowerOfLove.
* HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Humble Bellows stays on Vallo's boat to make a diversion. He likely dies when Gruda's ship fires a broadside, which destroys Vallo's ship.]]



%%* MrFanservice: Burt Lancaster, of course.

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%%* * MrFanservice: Burt Lancaster, Vallo 'Burt Lancaster), of course.course. The film even starts with a ShirtlessScene of him.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Humble Bellows betrayed Vallo, and dies in a HeroicSacrifice that allows the pirates to win against Gruda.]]



%%* TalkLikeAPirate: Humble Bellows especially.



* WalkDontSwim: Vallo, Ojo and Prudence use the capsized skiff as an improvised submarine and make their way to a shore by walking on the seabed while making sure to spare as much oxygen as they can.

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* WalkDontSwim: Vallo, Ojo and Prudence use the capsized skiff as an improvised submarine and make their way to a shore by walking on the seabed seabed, while making sure to spare as much oxygen as they can.


%%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: El Libre.
%%* RebelLeader: El Libre.

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%%* * OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: El Libre.
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"El Libre's name is never specified.
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RebelLeader: El Libre.Libre leads a rebellion against Gruda.



** ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' owes something to ''The Crimson Pirate''. The "improvised submarine" (capsized skiff) is the most obvious ShoutOut.

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** ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' owes something to ''The Crimson Pirate''. The "improvised submarine" (capsized skiff) in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]'' is the most obvious ShoutOut.



%%* UndyingLoyalty: Ojo, to Vallo.

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%%* * UndyingLoyalty: Ojo, Ojo stays with Vallo no matter the circumstances.
* WalkDontSwim: Vallo, Ojo and Prudence use the capsized skiff as an improvised submarine and make their way
to Vallo.a shore by walking on the seabed while making sure to spare as much oxygen as they can.


One of the best adventure movies, and {{Swashbuckler}} movies, ever made - and one that runs almost entirely on RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny - the film also marked the third and final collaboration between Lancaster and Siodmak, who had a falling out during the film, but it marks a high point in both of their careers.

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One of the best 1950s adventure movies, and {{Swashbuckler}} movies, ever made movies - and one that runs almost entirely on RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny - the film also marked the third and final collaboration between Lancaster and Siodmak, who had a falling out during the film, but it marks a high point in both of their careers.


* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although "San Pero y Cobra" are fictional islands and it's never outright stated ''what'' king they are rebelling against, the flag of Castile and Leon [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/cb/57/6bcb5767351ac698c9f47f725dd4d3f1.jpg]] and the many Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (''José Gruda''), indicate that the islands are a Spanish possession.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although "San Pero y Cobra" are fictional islands and it's never outright stated ''what'' king they are rebelling against, the flag of Castile and Leon [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/cb/57/6bcb5767351ac698c9f47f725dd4d3f1.jpg]] and the many Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (''José Gruda''), indicate that the islands "San Pero y Cobra" are a Spanish possession.possessions, this is never stated outright.


* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although "San Pero y Cobra" are fictional islands and it's never outright stated ''which'' king they are rebelling against, the film is liberally strewn with Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (''José Gruda''), and the King's soldiers fly the colours of Castile and Leon [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/cb/57/6bcb5767351ac698c9f47f725dd4d3f1.jpg]].

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although "San Pero y Cobra" are fictional islands and it's never outright stated ''which'' ''what'' king they are rebelling against, the film is liberally strewn with Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (''José Gruda''), and the King's soldiers fly the colours flag of Castile and Leon [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/cb/57/6bcb5767351ac698c9f47f725dd4d3f1.jpg]].jpg]] and the many Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (''José Gruda''), indicate that the islands are a Spanish possession.


* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although it's never outright stated ''which'' king the islands are rebelling against, the film is liberally strewn with Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (José ''Gruda''), and the King's navy and soldiers fly the flag of Castile and Leon [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/cb/57/6bcb5767351ac698c9f47f725dd4d3f1.jpg]].

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although "San Pero y Cobra" are fictional islands and it's never outright stated ''which'' king the islands they are rebelling against, the film is liberally strewn with Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (José ''Gruda''), (''José Gruda''), and the King's navy and soldiers fly the flag colours of Castile and Leon [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/cb/57/6bcb5767351ac698c9f47f725dd4d3f1.jpg]].


NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although it's never outright stated ''which'' king the islands are rebelling against, the film is liberally strewn with Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (José ''Gruda''), and the King's navy and soldiers fly the flag of Castile and Leon [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/cb/57/6bcb5767351ac698c9f47f725dd4d3f1.jpg]].

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although it's never outright stated ''which'' king the islands are rebelling against, the film is liberally strewn with Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (José ''Gruda''), and the King's navy and soldiers fly the flag of Castile and Leon [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/cb/57/6bcb5767351ac698c9f47f725dd4d3f1.jpg]].


NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although it's never outright stated ''which'' king the islands are rebelling against, the film is liberally strewn with Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (José ''Gruda''), and the King's navy and soldiers fly the Spanish flag.

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NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: although it's never outright stated ''which'' king the islands are rebelling against, the film is liberally strewn with Spanish names, both real (''Consuelo'') and fake (José ''Gruda''), and the King's navy and soldiers fly the Spanish flag.flag of Castile and Leon [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/cb/57/6bcb5767351ac698c9f47f725dd4d3f1.jpg]].

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