The Twelve Daggers, also known as Cantina, was one of the two most frequented taverns in the pirate port of Tortuga. A pirate band was known to play in there while inhabitants eat their food or share a drink.
During the search for the Dead Man's Chest, Jack Sparrow and Joshamee Gibbs went into the cantina to recruit sailors to crew aboard the Black Pearl, though they were really gathering 99 souls needed to settle Sparrow's debt with Davy Jones. Four men who signed up were blighted with all manner of ailments and would hardly have made worthy crew members under normal circumstances. The arrival of former commodore, and now disgraced, James Norrington, who threatened Jack with his pistol, caused a huge bar brawl, ending with Norrington being ejected from the cantina and thrown in with the pigs. A pirate band was known to play in the cantina, and continued their jigs even during the fight as Jack and Gibbs made their escape.
Behind the scenes
- For filming Dead Man's Chest, an open courtyard at the Universal Studios backlot was converted into the Cantina. Authentic-looking early-18th-century signage appeared on the shopfronts, and with the addition of a massive overhanging silk.
- The Cantina seen in Dead Man's Chest was named the Faithful Bride in the The Complete Visual Guide. However, in the script for Dead Man's Chest, the place was only called the "Cantina". The Cantina's true name was revealed in the At World's End video game.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (video game) (First identified as Twelve Daggers)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (video game): Official Strategy Guide