“Takes place in some Caribbean of the mind, with lots of shadows and lace and high mantillas, and it's all about the promise of sex; the film keeps tapping into a nervous, adolescent sort of fear and desire.” - Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
July 13 & 16 | A film notable for its erotic overtones and racist undertones, THE PIRATE is nevertheless required Garland viewing. Set to songs by Cole Porter, Garland is Manuela Alva, who is unhappily engaged to Don Pedro, the mayor of her small Caribbean town. When a traveling circus arrives, performer Sarafin (Gene Kelly) adopts the identity of the legendary pirate, Mack Macoco, to woo her.
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