Scalawag (1973)

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    • Scalawag (1973)

      SCALAWAG

      DIRECTED & CO-WRITTEN BY KIRK DOUGLAS
      PRODUCED BY ANNE DOUGLAS
      INEX FILM
      OCEANIA PRODUZIONI INTERNAZIONALI CINEMATOGRAFICHE
      THE BYNA COMPANY
      PARAMOUNT PICTURES

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      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy,
      teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

      Cast
      Kirk Douglas ... Peg
      Mark Lester ... Jamie
      Neville Brand ... Brimstone / Mudhook
      George Eastman ... Don Aragon
      Don Stroud ... Velvet
      Lesley-Anne Down ... Lucy-Ann
      Danny DeVito ... Fly Speck
      Mel Blanc ... Barfly the Parrot (voice)
      Phil Brown ... Sandy
      Davor Antolic ... Rooster
      Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic ... Beanbelly (as Stole Arandjelovic)
      Fabijan Sovagovic ... Blackfoot
      Shaft Douglas ... Beau
      and many more..

      Directed
      Kirk Douglas
      Zoran Calic ... (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Kirk Douglas ... (contributor)
      Albert Sidney Fleischman ... (co-writer) (as Sid Fleischman)
      Albert Maltz ... (co-writer)
      Robert Louis Stevenson ... (story "Treasure Island")

      Produced
      Anne Douglas ... producer (as Anne Buydens)

      Music
      John Cameron

      Cinematography
      Jack Cardiff

      Trivia
      Danny De Vito won his role because he and Kirk's son, Michael Douglas, were best friends and had been roommates in college.

      This was the directorial debut of Kirk Douglas.

      Goofs
      Factual errors
      The hot air balloon is far too small & slender to carry even one boy.

      Revealing mistakes
      Obvious day-for-night photography, since the moon can't make a blue sky.

      Filming Locations
      Centralni Filmski Studio Kosutnjak, Belgrade, Serbia (studio)
      Yugoslavia

      Watch the Movie

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtK0uRaqoiM[/extendedmedia]
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Scalawag is a 1973 film directed by Kirk Douglas,
      his first of two films directed, the other being Posse.
      The film is a western re-telling of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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      User Review

      botched effort, despite many talents involved
      30 June 2011 | by chrisart7 (New York City)
      Director-star Kirk Douglas is all ham as 'Peg' in this surprisingly amateurish remake of "Treasure Island" in a western setting. What probably undoes this film more than anything else is the inept editing. Scenes do not transition well at all. Lesley-Anne Down is quite beautiful as Lucy-Ann, and even gets to sing a ballad (probably the film's highlight) written by John Cameron (who provided the film's score). Danny Devito turns up in perhaps his first major film role as a pirate, along with Don Stroud (the villain in "Coogan's Bluff"). Mark Lester's early '70s haircut (or lack of one) is more in keeping with then-mod fashion than with the early 19th century (he had a much shorter coif in the Dickens musical "Oliver"). Mel Blanc provides the voice of the parrot. Filmed in Yugoslavia. Odd picture. Should have been much better. Douglas is a maverick actor, but he plays this one verrrry broadly. At least he seemed to have been genuinely enjoying himself.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England