Anne of the Indies (1951)
In this swashbuckling pirate movie with a twist (the pirate captain is a beautiful woman!), the action abounds with floggings, peg legs, and eye patches galore. When a married French naval officer, Pierre LaRochelle, decides to bring pirate Captain Anne Providence to justice, he finds he has bitten off more than he can chew. Things start out smoothly as he woos her and she falls in love with him, but soon the clever Anne figures out his scheme and kidnaps both he and his wife. After leaving them to die on a deserted island, she relents and saves them. Captain Anne then has the opportunity to redeem herself in a battle with her arch enemy, Blackbeard, which provides plenty of action and adventure.
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Produced by George Jessel
Written by Arthur Caesar, Philip Dunne
Based on Anne of the Indies 1947 story by Herbert Sass
Starring Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall, Thomas Gomez, James Robertson Justice, Francis Pierlot, Sean McClory, Holmes Herbert, Byron Nelson, Mario Siletti, James Dime