The Sea Hawk
The Sea Hawk (1940)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 1, 1940
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2005
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Mark Bourne 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.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Swashbuckler heaven

Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

When The Sea Hawk is purely cinematic, it's at the top of its class.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Top-notch swashbuckling adventure.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...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?

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Curtiz and Flynn at their apex

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Big time adventure, bigtime fun as we return to Europe in the 1500's. Spain is set to take over the world by dint of her incredible navy ... only Britain… More
Veronique Kwak
"sea hwak" is the quintessential swashbuckler with golden team of errol flynn and driector michael curtiz as well as flynn typecasted sidekick alan… More
jay nixon
Errol is dashing as always and Flora Robson is wonderful as Good Queen Bess, but the absence of Olivia de Havilland, substituted with the vapid Brenda Marshall… More
xGary Xx
Proof that pirate films existed before Johnny Depp. A classic swashbuckler with Errol Flyn doing what he does best combined with lavish period detail, political… More
Stella Dallas
the greatest of all swashbuckling adventures! pirates of the carribbean, bite me!
Jonny Crumley
Great movie starring movie legend Errol Flynn. The Sea Hawk is a fine movie that's well written, beautifully shot, with great acting and some wonderful… More