Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ...
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Herbert J. Biberman
Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. Beamish, the Crown-appointed deputy governor, were uneasy allies, fighting the Spanish privateers who were ravaging the Caribbean.Written by
Marg Baskin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jaunty, heady, swashbuckling adventure with a great Captain !
Fabulous short-lived series from, it now seems, another era of television. Robert Shaw was ideal, perfect as Dan Tempest, the pirate-turned-gentleman, always with a cool turn of phrase and sly cunning. Everything was just-right in these exciting half-hour episodes, with the absence of blood & gore... but, remember, this was the 1950s! Long, long before cellphones, the Internet and music videos even. 10/10 for sure.
NB: Yes, there was that memorable theme song, and it is well worth noting that The Buccaneers came from the same studio that gave us The Adventures of Robin Hood in 1960, with Richard Greene.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>See you later: I'm off a-roving !
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