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Sea Hawk


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  Sea Hawk Review
Tookey's Rating
4 /10
 
Average Rating
8.00 /10
 
Starring
Errol Flynn , Flora Robson, Brenda Marshall
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Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Written by: Seton I. Miller, Howard Koch


 
 
 
Released: 1940
   
Genre: ACTION
SWASHBUCKLER
ADVENTURE
COSTUME
REMAKE
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 128
 
 


 
Elizabeth I (Flora Robson) encourages pirate (Errol Flynn) to acts against Spanish shipping.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Less than classic remake of Frank Lloyd's 1924 sea adventure. Flora Robson is content to repeat her Goodish Queen Bess from Fire Over England (1937), while Errol Flynn seems to base what there is of his character on his own previous outings as Captain Blood (1935) and Robin Hood (1938). The plot is un-historical as well as formulaic, and there is far too much talk; but when the movie sets out to sea, it's thrilling and lives up to its reputation as a swashbuckler. Erich Wolfgang Korngold was rightly Oscar-nominated for his stirring music, Anton Grot for his art direction.


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