The Pirate

Vincente Minnelli's high-spirited musical send-up of the swashbuckler genre stars Gene Kelly as a traveling vaudevillian who poses as a notorious brigand to catch the eye of sheltered maiden Judy Garland. With its fantastical Caribbean settings and witty Cole Porter songs, the film is as the director described it: “highly colored, theatrical as possible, flamboyant, swirling, and larger than life.”

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