Blackbeard the Pirate is a 1952 Technicolor adventure film made by RKO. The film was directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Edmund Grainger from a screenplay by Alan Le May based on the story by DeVallon Scott.
The film follows British Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard (Keith Andes), who sets out to earn a reward by proving that privateer Henry Morgan (Torin Thatcher) also engages in piracy. Maynard, however, winds up posing as a surgeon on a ship captained by Blackbeard (Robert Newton), who is in the middle of a conflict with Morgan. Blackbeard must deal with Morgan, Maynard, and even his own greedy crew.
- Robert Newton as Edward Teach / Captain Blackbeard
- Linda Darnell as Edwina Mansfield
- William Bendix as Ben Worley
- Keith Andes as Robert Maynard
- Torin Thatcher as Sir Henry Morgan
- Irene Ryan as Alvina, a lady in waiting
- Alan Mowbray as Noll
- Richard Egan as Briggs
- Skelton Knaggs as Gilly
- Dick Wessel as Dutchman
- Anthony Caruso as Pierre La Garde
- Jack Lambert as Tom Whetstone
- Noel Drayton as Jeremy
- Pat Flaherty as Job Maggot
The story was originally written by de Vallon Scott. It was on the schedule at RKO for 16 months before being taken over by producer Edmund Grangier for his independent unit. It was mentioned as a possible vehicle for Robert Mitchum, Faith Domergue, Victor Mature and Jack Buetel. It was going to be filmed under the title Buccaneer's Girl by director Robert Stevenson.
- Blackbeard the Pirate at the Internet Movie Database
- Blackbeard the Pirate at the TCM Movie Database
- Blackbeard the Pirate at AllMovie
- Blackbeard the Pirate at the American Film Institute Catalog