The Crimson Pirate (1952) with Trapeze (1956). I had only seen The Crimson Pirate once but remembered it with fond memories. It's a bit of a trip to think that a serious leading man of Hollywood like Lancaster had once been a real life trapeze artist. You just don't find those kinds of multi-talented, lived in leading men these days.
The Crimson Pirate is just fun adventure. From the first moment Lancaster speaks to camera and welcomes us to the movie with that gigawatt smile; we know we're in for a treat. What follows is a swashbuckling good time full of laughs, action and impressive athleticism that takes place on pirate ships, in village streets, castle keeps, under water and even a hot air balloon in the sky.
See you there for Gunfight at the O.K. Corral but where is The Swimmer?!