The Sea Hawk
Filmfest 2006

With the possible exception of silent-screen legend Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn was the greatest swashbuckler in cinema history. A charming rogue equally adept at dueling villains and wooing imperious heroines, Flynn was the ‘king’ of the Warner Bros. lot from the mid-thirties through the World War II years. A grandly entertaining example of the Hollywood Dream Factory at its creative height, THE SEA HAWK is a smartly paced and witty crowd-pleaser that’s a terrific showcase for Flynn. Dashingly handsome, the Tasmanian-born star has a puckish sense of humor that’s extremely appealing. There’s a faint hint of a smile on his face in several scenes, especially when he’s sharing the screen with his favorite sidekick, Alan Hale, his co-star in 15 films. Flynn has that incredible physical bravado. Fans loved it when he locked swords with the hiss-worthy villain. Flynn’s nemesis is played by Henry Daniell. He and Flynn engage in a great climactic duel that’s regarded as one of the all-time best. www.reel.com

tags: Feature film

Cast: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Brenda Marshall

Credits

Director: Michael Curtiz