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Henry Morgan (Character)
from The Black Swan (1942)

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The Black Swan (1942)
Capt. Sir Henry Morgan: [addressing Jamie Waring] Now put your shirt on. You look much too naked for a decent English gentleman.

[newly-appointed governor of Jamaica Sir Henry Morgan, Jamie Waring, and Tommy Blue arrive at the seemingly deserted Government House]
Jamie: The occasion seems a little lacking in enthusiasm, Henry.
Capt. Sir Henry Morgan: I imagined we'd meet with some slight disapproval.
Tom 'Tommy' Blue: At least we don't have to shoot our way in.

Capt. Sir Henry Morgan: I am Sir Henry Morgan.
Roger Ingram: From the looks of you it could be nothing else.

Capt. Sir Henry Morgan: You do not *vote* pirates off the seas. You engage them, rake, and scuttle them. My lords and gentlemen, we have ships, brave captains, and fine crews. How do you stand on that, lads? Are you ready to do a little law-abiding killing for king and country?
Tom 'Tommy' Blue: It's better than none!

Capt. Sir Henry Morgan: I wish my nature hadn't changed. I'd have made that whole assembly walk the plank.
Jamie: You can't go wrong drowning politicians, Morgan.


Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)
Morgan's Aide: Sir Henry! I've just come from the jail, and all the prisoners have been liberated!
Sir Henry Morgan: What?! When did this happen?
Morgan's Aide: The jailer said, Blackbeard did it.
Sir Henry Morgan: Blackbeard? Blackbeard's dead.
Morgan's Aide: He ran a cutlass through the jailer, and he swears it was Blackbeard, with the eyes of a devil!
Sir Henry Morgan: [pounds the desk and jumps up] When did this happen?
Morgan's Aide: About three hours ago. The jailer's died.
Sir Henry Morgan: Blackbeard...
[almost to himself]
Sir Henry Morgan: Suppose Blackbeard, why should he want to enter the jail?
[snaps his fingers]
Sir Henry Morgan: To get a crew! What would he do with a crew when he got it?
[turns to his aide]
Sir Henry Morgan: Was his ship in the harbor when you came in?
Morgan's Aide: She was just sailing out!
Sir Henry Morgan: So that's it! The black-hearted butcher. He thinks he can hoodwink old Henry Morgan, well that's a game at which two can play. He might run from me... but he wouldn't run from the sight of a rich, Spanish galleon! So I think we'll have some devilment tonight in the Nicholas Channel. We'll take that galleon!... and use it as a bait for Blackbeard. When he closes on her, he'll find himself outgunned, outfought, outwitted, and dead as mutton! Come on, let's be at it!

Blackbeard: [gesturing with his cutlass at Edwina's neck] Morgan! You take this ship, and you take her head with it!
Sir Henry Morgan: Call off your men, and cast adrift.
Morgan's First Mate: But we're winning, sir! We have them at our mercy, and the ship is ours.
Sir Henry Morgan: You heard my orders! Cast off, I say!
Morgan's First Mate: Aye aye, sir!
[to the crew]
Morgan's First Mate: Cut loose those grapnels! Cast off, solid!
Blackbeard: Heh, heh, I knew it...
[Blackbeard's crew cheers and waves their swords at Morgan and his crew]
Blackbeard: We'll call this one a draw, Morgan!


Double Crossbones (1951)
Henry Morgan: [to Davey] We have our own ways of testing a man's mettle.