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Top 10 Pirate Movies

Updated on September 12, 2013

Talk like us pirates talk.

ARRRRRR!!! Avast, ye swabs! Heave ho, matie! Stow that bilge, lubber, or I'll keelhaul ye! Beg your pardon, it's contagious, isn't it! It's hard to believe that we'll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Wednesday, Sept. 19th. This day is practically a religious holiday on some people's poop deck - a day when they're up to their scuppers in flintlocks, cutlasses, eye patches and parrots.

Any day is a good day to watch a revenge-your-father plot, a damsel in distress, rip-roaring duels, derring-do and what-have-you, but I've been waiting all year to use this as an excuse to talk about pirate movies.

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Pirate flicks are good, violent, escapist fun, full of explosions, sea battles, sword fights, incomprehensible jargon, treasures, rum, women and song.

Even a cursory search unearths more movies about these oceanic outlaws than you can shake a marlinspike at. The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) lists no fewer than 33 film versions of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island" - and four of "Return to Treasure Island!" An analysis of just those films would be as stultifying as life aboard a becalmed sloop in the Sargasso Sea. So let's just skim the cream, shall we? Focus your spyglass on these beauties, me hearties!

Pirate Movies

A very personal Top 10

# 1 - Against All Flags

Errol Flynn plays Brian Hawke, who goes undercover to join a syndicate of pirates off Madagascar. Hawke even orders himself lashed in the opening sequence in the event that he is examined.

The two gang leaders - played by Maureen O'Hara and Anthony Quinn - each have their own ideas as to the sincerity of Hawke's alleged defection from the British Fleet. Brasiliano (Quinn) wants him dead, and Spitfire Stevens (O'Hara) wants beauty advice. Hey, you think I'm kidding???

Plans for Hawke grow complicated when the pirates raid a royal ship from India and unknowingly include a princess among their hostages. Hawke knows of course, and so he tries his best to protect both her virtue AND identity.

The shining star here is Maureen O'Hara, in top form as a lady pirate. This was a role she was well-acquainted with, having previously appeared in THE BLACK SWAN opposite Tyrone Power; she handles a blade well.

Against All Flags - Released: 1952

Song: Butterfly

Artist: Smile

# 2 - A High Wind in Jamaica

Released: 1965

Length: 104 Minutes

Rated: NR

Format: Color

Language: English

Genre: Adventure

Synopsis: The parents of children living in Jamaica, afraid that the kids are growing up uncivilized, decide to send them to England. But during the voyage, the children's ship is boarded by pirates and in the confusion the children wind up trapped on the pirate ship. The children view it as a lark, and one of them, a girl named Emily, develops an unusual bond with Chavez, the pirate captain.

The superstitious pirates can't wait to unload the kids at the first port, but a tragedy prevents it, and Emily's relationship with Chavez takes a fateful twist.

A High Wind In Jamaica - Trailer

Talk like a Pirate. Dress like a Pirate! - Costumes

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# 3 - The Light at the Edge of the World

Released: 1971

Made in: Spain

Rated: PG

Format: Color

Language: English

Genre: Adventure

Synopsis: Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island in the South Atlantic during the 19th century. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks.

A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that avoids the pirates slaughter soon complicates the situation.

The Light at the Edge of the World

# 4 - The Master of Ballantrae

Released: 1953

Made in: USA

Length: 89 Minutes

Rated: NR

Format: Color

Language: English

Genre: Action, Adventure

Synopsis: Master of Ballantrae has fantastic script and score and the color cinematography is fantastic. The main asset, of course, is Flynn who really shows up in this one. He proves, probably for the last time, why he was such a big star.

Also, it's a good buddy picture with a funny Irish actor playing Alan Hale role. There are some fabulous locations and a couple of solid villians to round things out.

Another asset is the use of real sailing ships. There are very few process shots or back projection garbage. If you're a Flynn fan and you've missed this one, check it out. It's a terrific, action packed swashbuckler.

The Master of Ballantrae - The first part of.

This is a great film that is largely forgotten and is pushed aside by Errol Flynn's other great films like Robin Hood, etc. This is the kind of film you can compare to Rambo or Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull or even Die Hard in the sense that it shows that even though he is an aging action hero he still has what it takes.

I think it has one of the best buddy pairings in cinema history, Errol Flynn and Roger Livesy. In my opinion, Livesy was an Irish version of Chris Tucker or Eddie Murphy. He really stole the show sometimes. A film that everyone who loves Errol Flynn should get a chance to see.

# 5 - The Pirates of Penzance

(Gilbert & Sullivan)

Released: 1983

Made in: USA

Length: 112 Minutes

Rated: G

Format: Color

Language: English

Genre: Musical, comedy, Dance

Synopsis: In my opinion, this 1983 version of the "Pirates of Penzance" is the BEST of all the movie versions.Kevin Kline's performance in the role of the "Pirate King" was so incredible no-one has yet managed to equal it.

An adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious comic operetta of the same name, the story involves a series of wild and funny conincidences that result in side-splitting laughter.

The plot of the story is that the dying father of Frederick instructs the nanny to apprentice the child to a pilot (ship navigator.) Since the nanny is hard of hearing, she mistakes "Pilot" for "Pirate" and apprentices him to a Pirate.

At his 21st birthday he is finally free of the indenture and wants to leave the crew. This causes many complications because he is actually the only effective pirate among them and the crew do not want him to leave. Pursuing his dream of marrying the woman he loves is not easy.

The Pirates of Penzance - Released: 1983

Of all the movies released on this musical (and there have been a considerable number) I like this one released in 1983 the best. Actors Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury and Rex Smith make the movie what it is ... a really great show!

Costumes for Lady Pirates

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My Movie Recommendations - Pirate movies only

If you have missed seeing any of the movies that I have reviewed, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with these swashbuckling films.

# 6 - The Princess and the Pirate

Released: 1944

Made in: USA

Length: 94 Minutes

Rated: NR

Format: Color

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Synopsis: Bob Hope is felicitously teamed with luscious Virginia Mayo. Hope plays Sylvester the Great, a two-bit entertainer "touring" the West Indies in the 18th century. Mayo is Princess Margaret, who is kidnapped by a rough,tough buccaneer known only as "The Hook."

Through a series of unbelievable circumstances, Sylvester rescues Margaret, and the two of them pose as travelling troubadours in a treacherous pirate colony.

One of the performances that I really enjoyed in this movie was offered by Walter Brennan as an addled pirate named Featherhead, a character right out of a Tex Avery cartoon!

The Princess and the Pirate

Where's the Princess?

Virginia Mayo and Bob Hope in a clip with ... THE HOOK!

# 7 - The Princess Bride

Released: 1987

Made in: USA

Length: 98 Minutes

Rated: PG

Format: Color

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Synopsis: The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage.)

A tongue-in-cheek fairy tale depicting a stable boy-turned-pirate. She gets kidnapped, he gets killed, but it all ends up okay. Do not miss this one!

The Princess Bride Movie Trailer

The narrative of the movie is framed by a scene featuring a boy sick in bed (Fred Savage) and his grandfather (Peter Falk). The plot of the movie is the enactment of the story as it is being read, which is occasionally interrupted by comments from the grandson and grandfather.

A beautiful young woman named Buttercup (Robin Wright) lives on a farm in the fictional country of Florin. She delights in ordering the farm hand Westley (Cary Elwes) to perform chores for her. Westley's only answer is "As you wish." Eventually Buttercup realizes he really means "I love you."

Pirate costumes for the younger set.

Kids, pirates and parties seem to go together. Your next costume party why not dress like a pirate? Look like the real sea-faring swashbuckler! (or bucklerette)

# 8 - The SeaHawk

Released: 1940

Made in: USA

Length: 127 Minutes

Rated: NR

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Romantic

Synopsis: In the 1580's the SeaHawk -- the name given to the bold privateers who prowl the oceans taking ships and treasure on behalf of the British crown are the most dedicated defenders of British interests in the face of the expanding power of Philip of Spain. Captain Geoffrey Thorpe (Errol Flynn) is the boldest of the Sea Hawks, responsible for capturing and destroying more than 50 Spanish ships and ten Spanish cities. His capture of a Spanish galleon, however, leads to more than he bargained for, in a romance with the ambassador's niece (Brenda Marshall).

The SeaHawk was the last and most mature of Flynn's swashbuckling adventure films, played with brilliant stylistic flourishes by the star at his most charismatic.

The SeaHawk - with Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn's second pirate film. He had made "Captain Blood" in 1935 and had appeared in a number of romantic costume dramas in the intervening years. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz, the famous director of "Casablanca."

Flynn played Geoffrey Thorpe, an English privateer plundering Spanish ships to help the motherland build a fleet to counter the threat posed by the build-up of the Spanish armada. Claude Rains played the oily Spanish ambassador; and Brenda Marshall played his attractive neice who falls for Thrope.

# 9 - The Deep

Released: 1977

Made in: USA

Length: 124 Minutes

Rated: GP

Format: Color

Language: English

While not a pirate movie per se .. this is one of the most suspenseful adventures ever. The underwater photography throughout this movie is gorgeous, all accented by one of John Barry's finest musical scores which lends mystery and expectation to various scenes and sustains an atmosphere of suspense throughout the movie.

The Deep - The Trailer

Scuba divers David Sanders and Gail Berke (Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset), assisted by Romer Treece (Robert Shaw), discover a sunken treasure off the Bermuda coast. They also find a stash of narcotics. David and Gail spend the rest of the picture avoiding bad guys who stashed the drugs and want the treasure as well.

# 10 - Long John Silver

Released: 1954

Made in: USA

Length: 106 Minutes

Rated: NR

Format: Color

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Romantic

A family/adventure classic, based on the characters created by Robert Lewis Stevenson. Robert Newton repeats his Treasure Island role as Long John Silver. The ruthless pirate "El Toro" Mendoza has kidnapped the Governor's beautiful young daughter and captured Jim Hawkins along with her.

Around Jim's neck hangs a medallion that will help Long John find more of legendary Captain Flint's buried gold, still waiting to be discovered on Treasure Island.

Long John Silver - 1954

After the Treasure Island adventure, Long John Silver turns up on a British Caribbean island, where he hears that rival pirate Mendoza has taken the ship carrying the governor's daughter...and his young friend Jim Hawkins.

Naturally, there's more to his rescue plan than meets the eye; he hopes to get a new ship and go back for more treasure...

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Do Pirates Really Wear Earrings? - Yes they do. Why?

It is almost impossible to see a pirate movie without seeing earrings. Naturally the question has often arisen, did real pirates wear earrings? Surprisingly, the answer is yes.

The Black Swan is one pirate movie I remember well. Tyrone Power (pictured above) was the handsome, and very rough I must add, pirate.

While I'm sure Hollywood was trying to make leading men such as Erroll Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks look suave and exotic, real pirates were piercing their ears for a more practical purpose. It was believed that piercing the ears with such precious metals as silver and gold, improved one's eyesight. This was the main reason pirates performed such a ritual. It must also be noted that most other seafaring men also indulged in the practice.

While for years this was considered an old wives tale, today the art of acupuncture lends some credence to the practice of ear piercing. The ear lobe is an acupuncture point for several eye ailments. It is quite possible that the practice of ear piercing was brought to the west from the oriental trade routes.

Still another source says:

They used the earring as payment when they crossed over to the next world (when they died). Now this sounds logical considering the superstitious nature of mariners but it has one problem. A fellow pirate was quick to pull your payment from your earlobe rather than send a perfectly good earring with you to Davy Jones.

Danny from the UK says:

"As you are aware, sailors are superstitious and religious in their own way, and they carried gold from their ear so that if their body is washed ashore, they might buy a proper Christian burial. Because of this association between the earring and drowning, it soon became a good luck charm protecting the wearer from drowning. Later, an earring in the other ear became a charm to protect the wearer against fire (which was the other great danger sailors faced)."

And as always it may have simply been a "fashion statement" on the wearers part. As pointed out by many people, pirates (at least the successful ones) were a colorful lot.

All about pirates .. - verses ninjas

In the 17th century Caribbean, buccaneers fought under the national flag of their mother country. Sometimes, other flags were flown, designed to intimidate the enemy or as identification, often flown together with a national flag.

Red was the preferred color for these flags, a color traditionally meaning no quarter would be given. This meant a fight to the death, and the defender's instant surrender was the only alternative. Some privateer captains devised personal banners with red backgrounds to add menace to the already fearsome image. For instance, Edward Cooke flew a red flag with a hand clutching a sword, and Christopher Moody used a skull and crossbones, a raised sword and a winged hourglass. These later banners became known collectively as the "Jolly Roger", possibly derived from the French phrase "Jolie Rouge' (pretty red), an ironic reference to these piratical ensigns.

Flags with a black field date from the early 18th century, the first recorded example being 1700. By 1715, many pirates used a black flag for their identifying standard and a red flag when going into battle. In 1718 Charles Vane flew the English flag from one mast and a black pirate flag from another. In 1720, Edward England flew a black flag from his mainmast, a red flag from his foremast and the English flag from his ensign staff.

Symbols such as the skull and crossbones or skeletons (representing imminent death) or hourglasses (meaning your time had run out) or weapons (a brutal fight) were widely used.

From: Reefs, Wrecks, and Rascals

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Flags ahoy - AAARRRGGGHHH!

Dis be our sec'nd pirate flag we be flyin' ut lastin' 3 lng year. Twas a fair one, mind, much gold, bullions an rupies was had by all.

Yargh fer replacin' her we be lookin' t one of th flags alo.

Flags o quality and o good luck these be. Fly her high and proud an much booty wull be had.

No swummin' with t manatees, mind! Thar'll be a short pace off t plank fer yarrrr/

Respcts ta ya. An aboot t flg. Ain't nun unbest! Buy un fo yarself and yar mrs!

Capt LaRose

Surrender The Booty - 3' x 5' Pirate Nylon Flag
Surrender The Booty - 3' x 5' Pirate Nylon Flag

So yargh I say this be a good flag! It bein' two yars 'n bringin' ourselfs ton o bootie!

 
Pirate No Quarter No Mercy Traditional Flag
Pirate No Quarter No Mercy Traditional Flag

'Tis not fer fun we'll hoist this un!

 

International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon,Avast! No lubbers today, ye scurvy bilge rats!( U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.The Original Talk Like A Pirate Day Web site, by John Baur and Mark Summers. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with "Hello," but with "Ahoy, me hearty!" The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy. The holiday is a major observance in the religion of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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I bid you farewell for the nonce .. a fair good morrow. May good fortune attend you and a fair wind ta ye. Hi up the treasure chest wi diamonds, rubies and "Likes" and leave yer mark for ye heave ahead.

Ta, Bucko!

Fair dreams attend ya . - Landlubers/Pirates yer mark ta.

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      Laraine Sims 3 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Johanna Eisler: Hi Joie,

      So nice to see you here. Thank you and keep on smiling!

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      Johanna Eisler 3 years ago

      As a family, one of our favorites is "The Princess Bride," but it's hard to beat Gilbert and Sullivans "The Pirates of Penzance." Very entertaining lens! It put a smile on my face!

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      AstroGremlin 4 years ago

      Yarrh there and scupper me mizzen! I be readin' that a sailor (pirate or no) wore a gold earring to pay his burial costs.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these movies, to be honest i have found some Pirate movies after reading this lens.

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      AgingSoul 4 years ago

      Must try to find time to watch some of these! Nice lens

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      What a fun tribute to pirates - my now almost 6 yr old daughter was a "pirate princess" for Halloween a couple of years ago, and it was so much fun to watch her come up with phrases:)

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      BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

      Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Halloween.

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Loved this fun lens. Thanks for the work you did putting it together.

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      MintySea 4 years ago

      Loved some of your movie selections.

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      MintySea 4 years ago

      Thank you

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      AshleyCarew1 4 years ago

      aaaarrr me hearties! mighty fine lens you have here so I won't make you walk the plank! arrrr

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Aaaaargh! Would you believe I totally missed this day of celebrations! We must celebrate late!

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      June Parker 4 years ago from New York

      I absolutely love this lens about pirates and International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Well done and congrats on the Purple Star! *Squid Angel Blessed* and added to "My Squid Angel Blessings for 2012" in the "Holidays & Celebrations » Wacky Holidays" neighborhood.

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      Srena44 4 years ago

      great lens

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Ahoy, clever wench! 'Tis a fine treasure o' a lens ya done put together fer TLAP Day! Blessed by a SquidAngel it be, arrgh! Avast, ye hearties, and drop anchor here for a while! 'Tis treasure ye'll find.

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      SmartMarketingI 4 years ago

      Aye Me Hearty! Fine job on ye Lens! No Lily-livered or Scallywaggin' business here!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Aye, matey! Happy TLAP Day to ye!

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      zeff789 4 years ago

      wow,i really enjoyed this lens.

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @rawwwwwws lm: Shiver me timbers, only 6 mar moons ta go! Gotta get me i-patch re-stringed.

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      Once, again Laraine you have made another fully, jam-packed, and fun lens! You have put a lot of effort into your lens. Great lens, I enjoyed this, especially because I did not know of pirate day!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @top10things: Just pretend pirates! Internet pirates are a whole other ball game! Thank you for stopping by for a visit and like.

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      top10things 4 years ago

      Amazing lense!:) Hopefully these pirates days are over now they are hanging around more in the virtual space like internet :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @DuaneJ: ARRR! Fun day for sure! Ta fur lakin!

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      DuaneJ 5 years ago

      I had no clue that an International Pirates Day existed. An excellent fun lens!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Mandy Stradley: Thanks for your visit. I'll see you at my pirate's party on September 19th, no doubt!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @aesta1: Ahoy, me hearty! Thanks for bringing an angel blessing with you!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @ryokomayuka: Happy you visited. Please mark September 19th on your calendar.

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      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      Yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me! Loved this lens!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Enjoyed this much.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: Thank you for stopping by again, Tipi. You are always welcome.

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      ryokomayuka 5 years ago from USA

      Great len. Very interesting and well thought out.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My goodness, you have added a lot since I stopped by. Wow!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Rankography: Thunks yer matie!

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      Rankography 5 years ago

      I am fascinated with Pirates and love both books and movies about them. Thanks for sharing this lens. Blessings to you.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Thunks fer peggin' yur way har yar, yar!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Yarrr... this be an interestin' ready, matey! Thanks fer sharin'! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @tvyps: Ha Ha That's a rare one!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I saw a bunch of fellows with peg legs in an exercise class at my local community center. It was called Pirates Pilates. Blessed

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @cdevries: No problem! Make thm walk th plank, thar matie!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @belinda342: Thank ye fr yr stay! Bob hp be a fine pirat! Tht he be!

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      cdevries 5 years ago

      Great Lens! I love the idea of Talk Like A Pirate Day... though somehow I'm always meeting with stodgy people that day.

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      belinda342 5 years ago

      I love this lens! I thought I knew pirates, but I definitely learned a thing or three here. Now I'm off to find the Bob Hope pirate movie...

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @dahlia369: Come joyn us salties on Int'l Pirats Da! Wil giv th ald boys a danc er 2.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @gypsyman27 lm: Thank ye matie. I'm lovin' thet ye help me wi th sal. Drop ancher!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Write4U LM: Thank you for the visit and squid-like. I'll be looking for you at my Pirate Day's party this coming year. Arrrr else!

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      I like pirates and pirate movies when they are funny and romantic. Thank you for the great list of movies and for sharing the info about a holiday I've never heard about! :)

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      gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

      I missed seeing this before and it is very amusing. I enjoyed this a great deal. See you around the galaxy...

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      Write4U LM 5 years ago

      I missed this day last year but have enough warning to prep for it this year. I love talking like a pirate. Giving you a SquidLike.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @miaponzo: Thank you for the visit, comment and blessing. Very much appreciated!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @futurefocus57: Funny! Thanks for visiting!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      ARRRRRRRR Fun! We used to have this guy at work who always went around saying that! Blessed!

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      futurefocus57 5 years ago

      What's a pirates favorite restaurant?....

      Arrrrrrrrrrrrby's

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @kathysart: Ta, matie. Yuv dun a fine ting t'day. Arrrr

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Came back to bless this lens. Arrrrr.. !

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Brandi Bush: Lots of fun! Join us my matie - we'll gar aplenty!

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      This looks like a fun day...I'll have to practice up a bit for September! :) I love pirate talk!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @goo2eyes lm: Thank you for returning with the blessings, sweet SquidAngel.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      flying back to shower you some squidangel *blessings*.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: Thank you for the compliment. Glad you stopped by - please come again!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've never known about the International Talk Like A Pirate Day before. Thank you so much for opening my eyes widely with your great knowledge here. Tweeted to all my fans. Much love to you. Have wonderful times.. always.. my dearest friend :D

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @SayGuddaycom: Nice to hear that. I think it is a fun day.

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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      When I was a working man my departments and I would all participate in this event! Glad to see a lens on it.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @kathysart: Thanks for the visit, Kathy. I'll be back to see you again soon.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Too darn cute.. love he idea. THUMBS UP LENS

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: I believe that I have seen all the older pirate movies at least once. Your sister has good taste. lol

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens! My sister is a BIG fan of old pirate movies!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @WriterJanis2: Poor ninjas! Pirates always win! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your mark.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i like the pirate of the carribeans.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @WayneDave LM: This was fun to make. Thank you for visiting and for your comments. I will see you soon at your lenses.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      What fun! Really enjoyed the pirates and ninjas video. Pirates win!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @CruiseReady: Put awa t blunderbuster. I's sailin yer wa.

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      WayneDave LM 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens! Firstly let me applaud the effort that has gone into it, great stuff! This is such a great lens, thanks a lot for sharing. I've had lots of fun reading this.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      What a fun lens this is! Aaaargh, Matey!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @BuildABetterMouse: Ta matie. I'll be unfurlin me sails err long ta see ya.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @NevermoreShirts: Yaarr, fun fer sure!

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      Steve and Annette 5 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by my Jake & the Pirate lens. I've taken your suggestion and added a countdown module to my lens. By the way, you may want to update your countdown module on this lens for talk like a pirate day next year. This is a great article! Do you ever get to Florida? If so, you might enjoy the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum - www.thepiratemuseum.com - it is excellent.

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      NevermoreShirts 5 years ago

      Yarrr, this be one of me favorite holidays.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @howdoyouspellst: I matie, I's lookin' ford-ta seein' ya on ta day!

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      howdoyouspellst 5 years ago

      Yay!! Thanks for reminding me! I'm excited for Talk Like A Pirate Day 2011!!

      And thanks for all the cool info about pirates and pirate movies!!

      Blessed by a SquidAngel!! :)

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Only 1 month to go .. Sept. 19th. Mark it on your calendar. Thanks for visiting and leaving your mark.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Love it!

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Paul Ward: Doubloon yer says! I'm castin' anchor fer yer hidin' cove.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @yayas: Larn away matie. I've a snoot full o intrestn loot.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Virginia Allain: Ta. Yer fair yerself.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @elyria: I matie, hi afor yer made ta walk thee gank plank.

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Avast and an Angel's doubloon

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      yayas 6 years ago

      I totally love all the information you've included in this lens. I am learning so many things and loving every minute of it. Thank you.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      You've showcased the special day quite well.

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Truly enjoyable topic and a fun holiday! Now off to practice some pirate lingo :)

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @TreasuresBrenda: Thank ye, Brenda, mah frend.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Pete Schultz: Sorry matey, fer thee omission O' yer frend. I'll be adden im, fer shur. Thank ye!

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: Thanks for the visit, Tipi. Yes, I did have fun doing this lens. Pirate Day will soon be around again. Many towns and cities celebrate this day now so I think it would be in order to record it on all calendars.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      I'm no longer surprised at the unusual holidays like International Pirate Day. Great lens.

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      Pete Schultz 6 years ago

      Arrrrr matey, a fine job indeed! Yer choices be good fer movies, and could only be improved by including Capt. Jack Sparrow...soooo over the top. Will it be talk like a pirate day again on September 19?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fantastically done and fun from start to finish, you must have laughed a lot doing this and gotten well up on your pirate lingo. Delightful, and now I need to go mark September 19th on my calandar for International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Wouldn't you think that they would already have it on there like Christmas and the 4th of July, lol! Thanks for the smiles!

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      ARRRR!! friends, I'm still tied up looking after ill family but I'll be visiting my Squidoo friends' lenses as soon as I can. I appreciate your friendly comments and thumbs up. (The favorites and blessings also, of course.)

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      Melissa 6 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      Love pirates! One of my first Halloween costumes that I requested was a pirate, I was 4 years old...and that was a long time ago! Great lens.

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      I borrowed your lens to add a featured lens on the one my grandson wanted me to make for him. Since I am borrowing it, I also blessed it. Great job!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A wonderful lens. Well illustrated and informative. Thank you.

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      bechand 6 years ago

      Ha - just did a quiz http://www.squidoo.com/quiz-talk-like-a-pirate and thought of talk like a pirate day - I thought i would share it with you ... I did well on the quiz , as I bet you will too ... Hope you had a great Talk like a pirate day last week !!! (was sept 19th)