Raiders of the Seven Seas 1953 5 out of 10
Raiders of the Seven Seas stars John Payne and Donna Reed as a notorious pirate and a Spanish Countess. It is a typical of the old school pirate movie. There are cheesy sword battles scattered throughout a lackluster story that meanders with no real purpose. Barbarossa the pirate steals a ship and frees some slaves at the beginning of the film after romancing a Sultan's harem girl. He then does what pirates do, robbing and stealing and gathering treasure. He takes the Countess as a prisoner for ransom and she hates him at first and then eventually falls in love with him. Most of the old school pirate movies just feel exactly the same. Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl really changed the genre. It was everything a pirate movie should and could be and when compared to the old school pirate movies where the sword fights look like something from a play....the old pirate films just don't hold up.
Here is a sample of some of the Pirate action