Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, and tons of swordplay.

  1. Robert Siodmak


  2. Roland Kibbee


Top Billed Cast

  1. Burt Lancaster

    Burt Lancaster

    Capt. Vallo (The Crimson Pirate)

  2. Nick Cravat

    Nick Cravat


  3. Eva Bartok

    Eva Bartok


  4. Torin Thatcher

    Torin Thatcher

    Humble Bellows

  5. James Hayter

    James Hayter

    Prof. Prudence

Full Cast & Crew

The Crimson Pirate
The Crimson Pirate


Status Released

Release Information

  • September 27, 1952


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget $1,850,000.00

Revenue -



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