The Pirate 1948 Film | Judy Garland + Gene Kelly

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Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Le Pirate

Plot from IMDb: "A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate."

Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Produced by Arthur Freed

Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett

Based on The Pirate 1942 play by S. N. Behrman

Music by Lennie Hayton (score), Cole Porter (songs)

Cinematography: Harry Stradling Sr.

Edited by Blanche Sewell

Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Distributed by Loew's, Inc.

Release date: May 20, 1948

Running time: 102 min

Budget: $3,768,000

Box office: $2,656,000

Cast and Characters:

Judy Garland as Manuela

Gene Kelly as Serafin

Walter Slezak as Don Pedro Vargas, a.k.a. Mack "the Black" Macoco

Gladys Cooper as Aunt Inez

Reginald Owen as The Advocate

George Zucco as The Viceroy

Specialty dance sequence by The Nicholas Brothers

Lester Allen as Uncle Capucho

Lola Albright as Isabella

Ellen Ross as Mercedes

Mary Jo Ellis as Lizarda

Jean Dean as Casilda

Marion Murray as Eloise

Ben Lessy as Gumbo

Jerry Bergen as Bolo

The Pirate Soundtrack:

"Main Title (Mack the Black)"


"Mack the Black"

"Love of My Life" (Outtake)

"Pirate Ballet"

"You Can Do No Wrong"

"Be a Clown"

"Love of My Life" (Reprise)

"Be a Clown" (Finale)