Seven Seas to Calais
Il dominatore dei sette mari
Directed by Rudolph Maté, Primo Zeglio
Year: 1961
Capt. Francis Drake (Rod Taylor) sails in pursuit of the Spanish and their treasure, with the backing of Queen Elizabeth (Irene Worth). After weeks at sea, in which he withstands an ill-founded mutiny attempt, Drake and his crew overpower the Spaniards and take their gold. Upon his return, Drake earns knighthood and the affection and admiration of the queen.
The movie was shot in Rome and around the Bay of Naples. Studio filming was kept to a minimum, and all sea sequences were shot between Praia a Mare and Maratea. The ships themselves, nearly a year under construction at a Naples shipyard, combined 16th-century exterior design with 20th century construction capable of handling the 20 tons of Cinema Scope camera equipment.
Rod Taylor
as Sir Francis Drake
Keith Mitchell
as Malcolm Marsh
Irene Worth
as Queen Elizabeth
Basil Dignam
as Sir Francis Walsingham
Esmeralda Ruspoli
as Mary of Scotland
Gianni Solaro
as Admiral Medina Sidonie
Umberto Raho
as King Philip of Spain
Marco Guglielmi
as Fletcher
Mario Girotti (Terence Hill)
as Babington
Anthony Dawson
as Burleigh
Edy Vessel
as Arabella
Adriano Vitale
as Recalde
Arturo Dominici
as Mendoza
Aldo Bufi-Landi
as Vigeois
Luciana Gilli
as Indian Wife
Filippo Sanjust
Sabatino Ciuffini, Lindlay Galloway, Filippo Sanjust, George St. George
Giulio Gianini
Franco Mannino
Franco Fraticelli
Nicola Cantatore, Rudolph Mate'
Set Design
Attilio Riccio for Adelphia Compagnia Cinematografica
Filming Location
Roma, Napoli, Praia a Mare