The Spanish Main
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The Spanish Main
RKO Radio's first film in the three-color Technicolor process was the standard-issue swashbuckler The Spanish Main. Paul Henried is his usual stoic self as Laurent Van Horn, a Dutch sea captain shipwrecked on the coast of Cartagena, a Spanish-held island. Sentenced to be hanged, Van Horn and his crew escape from jail and take up piracy as revenge against Spain. Soon afterward, they capture a ship carrying Francisca (Maureen O'Hara), the fiance of Cartagena's corrupt governor Don Alvarado (Walter Slezak). Van Horn vengefully forces Francisca to marry him instead, which causes… More

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"It hardly seems the work of Frank Borzage."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"A conventional pirate story that's given a colorful treatment under Frank Borzage's helmsmanship."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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