The Sea HawkStreaming Video - 2009
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In the late 1500s the King of France is building an Armada of ships to attack and subjugate England. A traitor in the English court pursuades Queen Elizabeth I to ignore warnings. Meanwhile Captain Thorpe (Errol Flynn) demonstrates his seamanship and courage by capturing a Spanish galleon but is betrayed and enslaved on a Spanish galleon. Learning of the Spanish plan to invade England, Thorpe leads a slave revolt and alerts Queen Elizabeth in time to prepare for and repulse the invasion. In the end Thorpe wins the heart of the Spanish ambassador's beautiful niece.
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Queen Elizabeth: "...And now, my loyal subjects, a grave duty confronts us all: To prepare our nation for a war that none of us wants, least of all your queen. We have tried by all means in our power to avert this war. We have no quarrel with the people of Spain or of any other country; but when the ruthless ambition of a man threatens to engulf the world, it becomes the solemn obligation of all free men to affirm that the Earth belongs not to any one man, but to *all* men, and that freedom is the deed and title to the soil on which we exist. Firm in this faith, we shall now make ready to meet the great armada that Philip sends against us. To this end, I pledge you ships -- ships worthy of our seamen... A mighty fleet, hewn out of the forests of England; a navy foremost in the world... not only in our time, but for generations to come!"
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