The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

DVD - 2005
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A dashing, patriotic pirate raids Spanish ships for England, and finds himself drawn into a conspiracy.
Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2005.
Edition: DVD edition Full screen.
ISBN: 9780790747286
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 SEA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Seahawk

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Liber_vermis
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.

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garycornell
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.

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Monolith
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.

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madishoemake
Mar 22, 2011

Wow. Perfectly perfect movie. (D

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Liber_vermis
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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Monolith
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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