The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

Streaming Video - 2009
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Errol Flynn stars in a this classic swashbuckling high seas pirate adventure as The Sea Hawk. 1580s. Elizabeth I, queen of the upstart island nation of England, commissions buccaneer captain Geoffrey Thorpe (Flynn) to harass the Spanish Armada. At a time when Spain dominates Europe, has conquered most of the Americas and is building the greatest naval fleet the world has ever seen, the fate of the tiny nation depends on daring men such as Thorpe and his mission to halt Spain's global trade. But no one plans on captain Thorpe falling for his hostage, doña Maria (Brenda Marshall), as the love between a pirate and a Spanish lady changes the future of England and the world.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros. : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 127 min.)) : sd., col
Additional Contributors: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang 1897-1957- Composer
Forbstein, Leo F. - Musical director
Heindorf, Ray 1908-1980- Composer
Roder, Milan - Composer
Friedhofer, Hugo - Composer
Koenekamp, H. F. - Production personnel
Haskin, Byron 1899-1984- Production personnel
Orry-Kelly 1897-1964- Costume designer
Grot, Anton 1884-1974- Artistic director
Scheid, Francis J. 1907-1999- Sound designer
Amy, George 1903-1986- Film editor
Polito, Sol 1892-1960- Cinematographer
Cording, Harry 1891-1954- Actor
Warwick, Robert 1878-1965- Actor
Varconi, Victor 1891-1976- Actor
Craig, Alec 1885-1945- Actor
Hobbes, Halliwell 1877-1962- Actor
LaRue, Jack - Actor
Keith, Ian 1899-1960- Actor
De Cordoba, Pedro 1881-1950- Actor
McDonald, Francis 1891-1968- Actor
Irving, Ellis 1902-1983- Actor
Leiber, Fritz 1882-1949- Actor
Cook, Clyde 1890-1984- Actor
Brooke, Clifford 1873-1951- Actor
Bruce, David 1914-1976- Actor
Kerrigan, J. M. (Joseph M.), 1884-1964- Actor
Love, Montagu 1877-1943- Actor
Mitchell, Julien 1884-1954- Actor
Lundigan, William 1914-1975- Actor
Roland, Gilbert 1905-1994- Actor
Stephenson, James 1888-1941- Actor
O'Connor, Una 1880-1959- Actor
Daniell, Henry 1894-1963- Actor
Hale, Alan 1892-1950- Actor
Robson, Flora 1902-1984- Actor
Crisp, Donald 1880-1974- Actor
Rains, Claude 1889-1967- Actor
Marshall, Brenda 1915-1992- Actor
Flynn, Errol 1909-1959- Actor
Miller, Seton I. - Author of screenplay
Koch, Howard - Author of screenplay
Blanke, Henry 1901-1981- Producer
Wallis, Hal B. 1899-1986- Producer
Warner, Jack L. 1892-1978- Producer
Curtiz, Michael 1888-1962- Director
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Jul 19, 2016

An historical spectacular filled with sea battles, romance, and treachery. Queen Elizabeth I (Flora Robson) is amazing acting. The lengthy sword fight between Capt. Thorpe (Errol Flynn) and the arch villain must rank as one of the greatest duels on film. According to the liner notes, this 1940 movie was a less-than-subtle propaganda piece to stir the British to resist Hitler.

Jul 06, 2014

Errol Flynn must have trained hard with a sword, because he makes look so easy and fun. Sea Hawk is a fun picture with Errol falling in love and fighting with the Queen of England. Like I say, its all in good fun in a terrific adventure movie.

Oct 31, 2013

The first half was rather slow, and ridiculous: prim and proper -->pirates<-- politely hosting posh dinner parties for their aristocratic victims...?!? The second half -- much improved. Errol Flynn was in his zone: a great escape from the bowlels of Hell, and a vigorous, shadowy sword-fighting sequence. The actress who played Queen Elizabeth (Flora Robson) was quite good, also.

Mar 22, 2011

Wow. Perfectly perfect movie. (D


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Jul 19, 2016

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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Oct 31, 2013

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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