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Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Jun 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A pirate is sent by the Queen of England to try and avoid an impending war with Spain.
My Take on it – This is a film that I have been meaning to try and watch for quite some time.
I have always been a fan of Errol Flynn’s films and his swashbuckler ones are always enjoyable.
This tells the story of how Queen Elizabeth I used a group of pirates known as the Sea Hawks in order to try and thwart Spanish ships from creating a war with England.
Flynn does a wonderful job in the lead role and knows how to keep his character suave and debonair the whole way through.
The story works on numerous levels and manages to find exciting ways to keep things staying interesting as it all moves along.
The sword fight scenes are thrilling and help raise the suspense level as the story unfolds in directions that one might not expect.
The story is told in a compelling way and stays enjoyable throughout.
The supporting cast of Donald Crisp, Claude Rains, Brenda Marshall and Flora Robson also helps make things quite entertaining to watch unfold.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In 1943, a Detroit theater showed this movie with aromas, including the smell of tar to invoke the ambiance of a wooden ship. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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