Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Morgan the Pirate

PEPLUM X Tuesdays

Steve Reeves - Armand Mestral

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

One of the best pirate movies ever made.

However, Morgan's sack of Panama City was in reality (not in the film) a nightmare of rape, massacre and torture (to get people to reveal hidden valuables).

Much of the city had been torched earlier by the retreating Spanish. A lot of potential loot was shipped out on Spanish ships in the harbor, thereby escaping Morgan's grasp.

England and Spain were technically at peace, so Morgan was recalled to England, where he was a popular hero. He spent two years under nominal house arrest there before returning to Jamaica to enjoy a very prosperous retirement.