The Sea Hawk
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In the 1580s, the Sea Hawks -- the name given to the bold privateers who prowl the oceans taking ships and treasure on behalf the British crown -- are the most dedicated defenders of British interests in the face of the expanding power of Philip of Spain. And Captain Geoffrey Thorpe (Errol Flynn) is the boldest of the Sea Hawks, responsible for capturing and destroying more than 50 Spanish ships and ten Spanish cities. His capture of a Spanish galleon, however, leads to more than he bargained for, in a romance with the ambassador's niece (Brenda Marshall) and the first whiff of a plan to… More

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" much as Flynn himself, what pulls together the grand action set-pieces of swordplay ... and gushing romance is the music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. It's Hollywood's greatest swashbuckling symphony and one of the all-time favorite movie scores."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"Swashbuckler heaven"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"When The Sea Hawk is purely cinematic, it's at the top of its class."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Top-notch swashbuckling adventure."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"...romance, adventure, and intrigue; lavish costumes and sets; heroes and scoundrels aplenty; and Errol Flynn swinging from ship to ship. What more could you ask for?"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Curtiz and Flynn at their apex"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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