1964 The Devil Ship Pirates

The Devil-Ship Pirates

A Hammer film production released by Columbia Pictures 

Copyright MCMLXIII Hammer film Productions Ltd. – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios, England 

Eastmancolour by Pathe 86 mins

Megascope 

Storyline

Opening titles:- “July 1588: In the English Channel the British Fleet has been battling for two days against the mighty Spanish Armada….Badly damaged, with half their crews killed, the ships of Spain battle their way on up the Channel. And in the thickest part of the fighting is one of the smallest Spanish ships – the licensed privateer ‘Diablo’.”Robeles, the pirate captain of the Diablo, puts in for repairs and convinces the local villagers that the English fleet has been defeated….” 
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Crew

Production Designer 
Supervising Editor 
Production Manager 
Assistant Director 
Art Director 
Sound Recordist 
Sound Editor 
Continuity 
Make-up Artist 
Hair Stylist 
Wardrobe Mistress 
Special Effects 
Fight Arranger 
Sailing Master 
Camera Operator 
Director of Photography 
Music Composed by 
Musical Supervisor 
Screenplay by 
Produced by 
Directed by 

Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Don Weeks
Bert Batt
Don Mingaye
Ken Rawkins
Roy Hyde
Pauline Harlow
Roy Ashton
Frieda Steiger
Rosemary Burrows
Les Bowie
Peter Diamond
Capt. R.C.S. Garwood, CBE. DSO. RN
Alan Hall
Michael Reed
Gary Hughes
John Hollingsworth
Jimmy Sangster
Anthony Nelson Keys
Don Sharp

Cast

Captain Robeles
Tom
Harry
Pepe
Bosun
Manuel
Jane
Sir Basil Smeeton
Angela
Meg
Antonio
Bragg
Mandrake
Mrs Blake
Miller
Don Jose
Quintana
Gustavo
Pedro
Grande
Pablo
Smiler
The Vicar

Christopher Lee
Andrew Keir
John Cairney
Michael Ripper
Duncan Lamont
Barry Warren
Natasha Pyne
Ernest Clark
Suzan Farmer
Annette Whiteley
Charles Houston
Harry Locke
Jack Rodney
June Ellis
Philip Latham
Joseph O’Connor
Leonard Fenton
Barry Linehan
Bruce Beeby
Michael Peake
Johnny Briggs
Michael Newport
Peter Howell

Footnotes

Actor Johnny Briggs has a very small role in this film. He is now well-known to millions of television viewers as Mike Baldwin in Granada TV’s ”Coronation Street”. Regular Assistant Director Bert Batt joins Hammer with this production. In 1969, he wrote the story (with Anthony Nelson Keys) and the screenplay for “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed”. Director Don Sharp made two more films for Hammer – “The Kiss of the Vampire” (1963) and “Rasputin – the Mad Monk” (1966). His other credits include “Witchcraft” (1964, with Lon Chaney, Jr,), “The Face of Fu Manchu” (1965), “The Brides of Fu Manchu” (1966, both with Christopher Lee) and “Jules Verne’s Rocket to the Moon” (1967).


Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection