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Pirates of Monterey (1947)

A woman journeys to Spanish California to marry a Spanish officer, but on the way she meets and falls in love with an American adventurer who is part of a movement to overthrow the Spanish in California.

Director:

Alfred L. Werker (as Alfred Werker)

Writers:

Sam Hellman (screenplay), Margaret Buell Wilder (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Maria Montez ... Marguerita Novarro
Rod Cameron ... Captain Phillip Kent
Mikhail Rasumny ... Sergeant Pio
Phillip Reed ... Lt. Carlos Ortega
Gilbert Roland ... Major de Rojas
Gale Sondergaard ... Señorita de Sola
Tamara Shayne Tamara Shayne ... Filomena
Robert Warwick ... Governor de Sola
Michael Raffetto ... Sgt. Gomara
Neyle Morrow ... Manuel de Roja
Victor Varconi ... Capt. Cordova
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Juan
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Captain Phillip Kent, a soldier of fortune, and his friend Sergeant Pio, journey from Mexico City to Monterey on a secret mission. Their assignment consists in delivering state-of-the art new guns that will help the Californians fight against Spanish royalists who, disguised as pirates, keep ransacking their towns, villages and forts. Once in Los Angeles, they meet two women, Marguerita and Filomena, who have just missed the stagecoach. Kent reluctantly accepts to escort them but soon falls for the prettier while Pio does not remain insensitive to Filomena. However, after a wonderful night in Santa Barbara, the two ladies vanish in the haze. Overcoming their disappointment, the two men hit the road again and finally reach Monterey where they are welcomed by Lieutenant Ortega, Phillip's best friend. Besides a tricky situation due to the constant attacks of the "pirates", Phillip discovers a new unsettling fact: Marguerita is there in order to be officially engaged to Ortega... Written by Guy Bellinger

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ROMANTIC ADVENTURE IN EARLY CALIFORNIA! (original print ad - all caps)


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Maria Montez's last film in Technicolor . See more »

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In Old Monterey
4 July 2002 | by foxfyreangelSee all my reviews

Another of my Favorite Maria Montez movies!

This time she's in old California in this costumed piece. It would be great if they got this to video also!

A bit-o-trivia on this movie.......The part of a young woman played by Julia Andre was actually One of Maria's real life sisters.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les pirates de Monterey See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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