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The Pirate Movie Filming Locations

AKA:
The Pirate Movie Picture
1982


Featured Movie Location: Site of the duel
Wanna see the real life filming location used for Site of the duel in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at Werribee Park Mansion, located at K Road in Werribee, VICTORIA, Australia.


Locations Manager(s): Ian Goddard, Helen Watts

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You can even stay at the Werribee Mansion as it is a Hotel!

Also used in the film was Loch Ard Gorge, one of the beaches of Great Ocean Road. Remember the ship "anchoring outside the cove?" Loch Ard Gorge is the beach area and clifftops used in the film. This is found on the Great Ocean Rd in Coastal Victoria near the twelve apostles. The Site of a ship wreck`The Loch Ard'' which is how it got its name. There is a website of this area as it is a national park.

It is interesting to note that Werribee is about an hours drive from the sea and about 3 hours drive from Loch Ard Gorge. Some clever editing and a bit of astro turf on the clifftops made the mansion look close to the sea. Ah! the magic of movies!

The beginning and end of the film was shot on and next to the "Polly Woodside" which is located at the Melbourne Maritime Museum. If you look closely at the top of the screen just before Mabel gets her icecream, you can see the sign. The Polly Woodside was used for the sword fighting scenes between Mabel and Frederic at the beginning of the film. The restored iron barque is afloat as the main exhibit of Melbourne's extensive Maritime Museum. Built in Belfast in 1885 and named after the wife of the original owner, the ship made 16 voyages around Cape Horn before sailing for 20 years in Australasian waters. The last 40 years of her seafaring life was spent as a coal-refueling barge in the Port of Melbourne. [Thanks to Rob Daniell / Rene']

Can you help? Do you know any of the VICTORIA, Australia (or any other) filming locations used for The Pirate Movie? [Please send them in]


Locations Links

Following is a recommended link:

Werribee Mansion Pics & Info

The Pirate Movie