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.
as Sir Francis Drake
as Malcolm Marsh
as Queen Elizabeth
as Sir Francis Walsingham
as Mary of Scotland
as Admiral Medina Sidonie
as King Philip of Spain
Mario Girotti (Terence Hill)
as Indian Wife
Sabatino Ciuffini, Lindlay Galloway, Filippo Sanjust, George St. George
Nicola Cantatore, Rudolph Mate'
Attilio Riccio for Adelphia Compagnia Cinematografica
Roma, Napoli, Praia a Mare