“The biggest, grandest pirate movie ever.”
Swashbuckler swung into theaters in July of 1976. Based on a story by Paul Wheeler entitled The Scarlet Buccaneer, the film stars Robert Shaw as the pirate in red (Captain Ned Lynch) and James Earl Jones as his second-in-command (Nick Debrett).
Swashbuckler, a lush production with hit-and-miss performances, was directed by James Goldstone and also features actors; Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold, Beau Bridges, Geoffrey Holder, Avery Schreiber and Anjelica Huston (in one of her first film roles.)
Hey, the movie’s got pirates, swordplay, beautiful scenery and was filmed on a real galleon. Even if it ain’t a classic it’s worth two hours of your time. I mentioned Geneviève Bujold, right?
Previously, on Trailer Tuesday: ‘Papillon’ (1973)