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The Sea Hawk

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Original title
The Sea Hawk
Year
Running time
109 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller
Music
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Cinematography
Sol Polito (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros.
Genre
Adventure | 16th Century. Sea Adventures. Pirates. Swashbuckler
Synopsis / Plot
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 put Spanish spies into the court of Elizabeth I (Flora Robson). Thorpe's boldness leads him to a daring raid on a treasure caravan in Panama which, thanks to treachery within Elizabeth's court, gets him captured and, with his crew, sentenced to the life of a slave aboard a Spanish ship. Meanwhile, Philip of Spain decides to wipe the threat posed by Elizabeth's independence from the sea by conquering the island nation with his armada. Thorpe, though chained to an oar, knows who the traitor at court is and plans to expose him and Philip's plans, but can he and his men break their bonds and get back to England alive in time to thwart the plans for conquest?
Awards
1940: 4 Nominations for Oscar, incuyendo OST (adapted), Special Effects, Sound
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