Don Álvarez is granted an audience with the Queen and complains about his treatment; Doña María is accepted as one of her maids of honour. In England, Don Álvarez informs the Queen of Thorpe's fate, causing his niece to faint. Its all been said by others here. Dedicated to protecting British interests, Thorpe heads out to sea on a dangerous expedition that may determine the country's fate. Eventually, Thorpe runs into Lord Wolfingham and kills the traitor in a swordfight. When he captures the vessel carrying ambassador Don Jose Alvarez de Cordoba Claude Rains , the dashing captain falls for his niece, the beautiful Dona Maria Brenda Marshall , who settles comfortably in England. In England, some of the Queen's ministers plead with her to build a fleet, which she hesitates to do in order to spare the purses of her subjects.
When the Albatross reaches its destination, the ship is spotted by a native who reports it to the Spanish governor. But Flora Robson makes an interesting Queen Elizabeth, Claude Rains and Henry Daniell play a couple of villainous conspirators handsomely, there is a lot of brocaded scenery and rich Elizabethan costumes and, of course, there is Brenda Marshall to shed a bit of romantic light. At sea Oliver is captured by Spaniards and made a galley slave, but when he escapes to the Moors he becomes Sakr-el-Bahr, the scourge of Christendom. A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I. Thorpe and a few other survivors return to their ship, only to find it in Spanish hands. Perth: National Library of Australia. Learning of Rosamund's impending marriage to his half brother, he kidnaps both of them, but to avoid the risk of giving her to Asad-ed-Din , the Basha of Algiers, he surrenders to a British ship.
When The Sea Hawk opened in theatres, a commercial recording was not contemplated. They are taken to Spain, tried by the , and sentenced to as. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Warner Brothers Keywords: , , , ,. It premiered on June 2, 1924, in New York City, twelve days before its theatrical debut. Elizabeth knights Thorpe and declares her intention to build a great fleet to oppose the Spanish threat. A complete re-recording was issued in 2007 by the Naxos label, recorded with the led by and reconstructed by John W. This is a fun flick.
On a Spanish galley, Thorpe meets an Englishman named Abbott, who was captured trying to uncover evidence of the Armada's true purpose. Thorpe is immediately enchanted by Doña María and gallantly returns her plundered jewels. According to Warner Bros records, the film was Warners most expensive and most popular film of 1940. The Queen is wary of Spain's reaction, but allows Thorpe to proceed. Suspicious, Lord Wolfingham , one of the Queen's ministers and a secret Spanish collaborator, sends a spy to try to discover where the Albatross is really heading. Meanwhile, in England, Queen Elizabeth listens to the debate between Sir John Burleson, who urges her majesty to build a fleet in order to defend England against the imperialistic Philip, and Lord Wolfingham, who reassures the queen that Spain represents no threat to England. Don Álvarez boards the ship and is held prisoner, while Captain Thorpe, dressed in the uniform of a Spanish courtier, sneaks into the carriage carrying Doña María, who has decided to stay in England and wait for Thorpe's return.
The film was the tenth collaboration between Flynn and director. Credit a screenplay by Howard Koch and Seton Miiller. Meanwhile, Don Alvarez and Wolfingham learn of Geoffrey's plan and dispatch Captain Lopez to stop him, and upon arriving in Panama, Geoffrey and his men are captured and condemned to be galley slaves. The rousing musical score by is recognized as a high point in his career. The studio used some key scenes from battles in the 1924 film. .
One thing I did notice during the final. Howard Koch then reworked Miller's script while still keeping the basic structure and story. They spliced the scenes into the 1940 film, thinking they could not have been done better. Hawks based upon the novel of. Suggestions that it was the duty of all free men to defend liberty, and that the world did not belong to any one man an obvious insinuation of 's wish to conquer Europe , were rousing.
The ocean scenes were filmed off the coast of 's , with 150 tents set up on the island for housing and support of the film's 1,000 extras, 21 technicians, 14 actors, and 64 sailors. Through cunning, the prisoners take over the ship during the night. And, when you come right down to it, that's about all one can expect in an overdressed 'spectacle' film which derives much more from the sword than from the pen. This was done by outfitting the wooden exteriors of existing craft to the design of , known for his work in constructing props used in films. At Cadiz, he leads a mutiny of the slaves, commandeers a Spanish ship and arrives in England with proof of Spain's treachery.
Make it Again, Sam: a Survey of Movie Remakes illustrated ed. Thorpe's crew seizes the caravan, but fall into a well-laid trap and are driven into the swamps. Thorpe escapes and enters the Queen's residence, fending off guards all the while. A carriage bringing Don Álvarez to the ship which, unknown to him, Thorpe has captured, also brings his niece. The speech the Queen gives at the close of the film was meant to inspire the viewing British audience, which was already in the grip of the. Release Date: Not Yet Rated 2 hr 7 min Plot Summary As Spain prepares an armada to invade England, British privateer Geoffrey Thorpe Errol Flynn embarks on a mission to loot Spanish ships. Melbourne: National Library of Australia.