Primo Zeglio Release dateMarch, 1963 (USA) DirectorsRudolph Mate, Primo Zeglio CastRod Taylor (Sir Francis Drake), Keith Michell (Malcolm Marsh), Edy Vessel (Arabella Ducleau), Terence Hill (Babington (as Mario Girotti)), Basil Dignam (Sir Francis Walsingham), Anthony Dawson (Lord Burleigh) Similar moviesPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Poseidon Adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
TaglineHell and Heroism On The High Seas!
Seven seas to calais original theatrical trailer
Seven Seas to Calais (Italian: Il dominatore dei sette mari) is a 1962 Italian adventure film by Eastmancolor in CinemaScope, directed by Rudolph Maté (his final film) and Primo Zeglio. It stars Rod Taylor, Keith Michell and Edy Vessel. The film depicts the career of Sir Francis Drake.
Sir Francis Drake (Rod Taylor) is one of Queen Elizabeth I of England's (Irene Worth) leading commanders in the battles with Spain over the gold of the New World. He is a pirate who has no problems about raiding Spanish gold arsenals. He is a military commander who plans and executes naval battles with the Spanish Armada. He is a diplomat who knows how to maneuver in courtly circles.
Rod Taylor as Sir Francis Drake
Keith Michell as Malcolm Marsh
Edy Vessel as Arabella Ducleau
Terence Hill as Babington (Credited as Mario Girotti)
Basil Dignam as Sir Francis Walsingham
Anthony Dawson as Lord Burleigh
Gianni Cajafa as Tom Moon
Irene Worth as Queen Elizabeth I
Arturo Dominici as Don Bernardino de Mendoza, the Spanish Ambassador
Marco Guglielmi as Fletcher
Esmeralda Ruspoli as Mary of Scotland
Rossella D'Aquino as Potato
Umberto Raho as King Philip of Spain
Aldo Bufi Landi as Vigeois
Giuseppe Abbrescia as Chester
Luciana Gilli as Indian Wife
Massimo Righi as Lord of the Royal Court
Anna Santarsiero as Indian Wife
Gianni Solaro as Admiral Medina Sedonia
Bruno Ukmar as Emmanuel
Franco Ukmar as Francisco
Adriano Vitale as Recalde
The film was mainly shot at the Titanus Appia Studios in Rome but some scenes were filmed at the Bay of Naples. Rod Taylor was dating Anita Ekberg at the time.
According to MGM records,the film earned $1,250,000 in North America and $1,000,000 in the rest of the world, earning it a profit of $293,000.
It had admissions of 534,906 in France.
Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84885-608-0.