Friday, December 23, 2016

Scalawag (1973)

Paramount Pictures
Directed by Kirk Douglas
My rating: 2 stars out of 4

Pirate Kirk Douglas sets off in search of gold buried by a spurned gang member. The key to its location is held by a parrot voiced by Mel Blanc. The kid from Oliver! and Lesley-Anne Down are siblings who get caught up in his search. It's an odd mixture of the pirate and western genres, with a few songs thrown in for good measure. Director Kirk can't control actor Kirk, or anyone else for that matter, who over-act in broad strokes.

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