Seven Seas to Calais

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Seven Seas to Calais
Seven Seas to Calais.jpg
Directed by Rudolph Mate
Primo Zeglio
Produced by Paolo Moffa
Written by Lindsay Galloway
Starring Rod Taylor
Keith Michell
Edy Vessel
Music by Franco Mannino
Cinematography Giulio Gianini
Edited by Franco Fraticelli
Production
  company
Adelphia Compagnia Cinematografica
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) March, 1963 (USA)
Running time 102 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian
Budget $650,000[1]
Box office $2.25 million[1]

Seven Seas to Calais (Italian: Il dominatore dei sette mari) is a 1962 Italian adventure film by Eastmancolor directed by Rudolph Maté, Primo Zeglio and starring Rod Taylor, Keith Michell and Edy Vessel.[2] The film depicts the career of Sir Francis Drake.

Plot summary[edit]

Sir Francis Drake (Rod Taylor) is Queen Elizabeth I of England's (Irene Worth), leading commanders in the battles with Spain over the gold of the New World. He is a pirate who has no problems about raiding Spanish gold arsenals. He is a military commander who plans and executes naval battles with the Spanish Armada. He is a diplomat who knows how to maneuver in courtly circles.</ref>

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming took place in and around Rome. Rod Taylor was dating Anita Ekberg at the time.[3]

Reception[edit]

According to MGM records,the film earned $1,250,000 in North America and $1,000,000 in the rest of the world, earning it a profit of $293,000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Eddie Mannix Ledger", Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study, Los Angeles
  2. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/50175
  3. ^ Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood, Bear Manor Media 2010 p78

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