Seven Seas to Calais
|Seven Seas to Calais|
|Directed by||Rudolph Mate
|Produced by||Paolo Moffa|
|Written by||Lindsay Galloway|
|Music by||Franco Mannino|
|Edited by||Franco Fraticelli|
Adelphia Compagnia Cinematografica
|March, 1963 (USA)|
|Box office||$2.25 million|
Seven Seas to Calais (Italian: Il dominatore dei sette mari) is a 1962 Italian adventure film by Eastmancolor directed by Rudolph Maté (his final film) and Primo Zeglio. It stars Rod Taylor, Keith Michell and Edy Vessel. The film depicts the career of Sir Francis Drake.
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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.
- Rod Taylor - Sir Francis Drake
- Keith Michell - Malcolm Marsh
- Edy Vessel - Arabella Ducleau
- Terence Hill - Babington
- Basil Dignam - Sir Francis Walsingham
- Anthony Dawson - Lord Burleigh
- Gianni Cajafa - Tom Moon
- Irene Worth - Queen Elizabeth I
- Arturo Dominici - Don Bernardino de Mendoza, the Spanish Ambassador
- Marco Guglielmi - Fletcher
- Esmeralda Ruspoli - Mary of Scotland
- Rossella D'Aquino - Potato
- Umberto Raho - King Philip of Spain
- Aldo Bufi Landi - Vigeois
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.
It had admissions of 534,906 in France.
- Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84885-608-0.
- "The Eddie Mannix Ledger", Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study, Los Angeles
- Hughes, p.40
- Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood, Bear Manor Media 2010 p78
- French box office for 1963 at Box Office Story
- Seven Seas to Calais at the Internet Movie Database
- Seven Seas to Calais at AllMovie
- Seven Seas to Calais at the TCM Movie Database
- Seven Seas to Calais at the American Film Institute Catalog
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