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Writers:
Rafael Sabatini (by)
J.G. Hawks (adapted for the screen by)
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Release Date:
14 June 1924 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Milton Sills ... Sir Oliver Tressilian

Enid Bennett ... Lady Rosamund Godolphin

Lloyd Hughes ... Lionel Tressilian

Wallace Beery ... Captain Jasper Leigh

Marc McDermott ... Sir John Killigrew (as Mark MacDermott)

Wallace MacDonald ... Peter Godolphin (as Wallace Mac Donald)

Bert Woodruff ... Nick

Claire Du Brey ... Siren

Lionel Belmore ... Justice Anthony Baine
Christina Montt ... The Infanta of Spain (as Christine Montt)
Albert Prisco ... Yusuf-Ben-Moktar

Frank Currier ... Asad-ed-Din - Basha of Algiers

William Collier Jr. ... Marsak
Medea Radzina ... Fenzileh
Fred DeSilva ... Ali (as Fred De Silva)

Kathleen Key ... Andalusian Slave Girl
Hector V. Sarno ... Tsmanni
Robert Bolder ... Ayoub
Fred Spencer ... Boatswain
S.E. Jennings ... Captain of Asad's Guards (as Al Jennings)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry A. Barrows ... Bishop (uncredited)

Edwards Davis ... Chief Justice of England (uncredited)
Andrew Johnston ... Sir Walter (uncredited)

Theodore Lorch ... Turkish Merchant (uncredited)

Louis Morrison ... Innkeeper (uncredited)

George O'Brien ... Galley Slave (uncredited)

Kate Price ... Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)
George Romain ... Spanish Commander (uncredited)
Walter Wilkinson ... Oliver's Young Son (uncredited)
Nancy Zann ... Spanish Slave Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Lloyd 
 
Writing credits
Rafael Sabatini (by)

J.G. Hawks (adapted for the screen by)

Walter Anthony (titles)

Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
Cecil Copping (New York premiere) (uncredited)
David Mendoza (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (photography) (as Norbert F. Brodin)
 
Film Editing by
Edward M. Roskam 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson 
 
Costume Design by
Walter J. Israel (costumes supervised by)
 
Art Department
Fred Gabourie .... ships designed and executed by
 
Music Department
Eric Masters .... lyrics
 
Other crew
Frank Lloyd .... personally supervised by
William J. Reiter .... researcher
Ern Westmore .... wigs by (uncredited)
P.H.L. Wilson .... marine technician (uncredited)
 
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123 min (1994 restoration print)
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Certification:
Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1925) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Highest grossing movie of 1924See more »
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Referenced in The Lost World (1925)See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Better Than Remake, 25 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Sea Hawk, The (1924)

*** (out of 4)

Oliver Tressilian (Milton Sills) goes from a rich man to slave and then works his way back up in this faithful adaptation of Rafael Sabatini's famous novel. Most people know the 1940 Errol Flynn version, which is considered a major classic but that version left me rather flat when i watched it a couple years ago. This silent version isn't a classic but to me it's somewhat more entertaining. The funny thing is that I praised the Flynn version for various battle scenes but it turns out that many of them were lifted from this film because Warner felt they couldn't top the scenes here. The battle scenes here are certainly the highlight and the slave mutiny is full of excitement. Sills, a major star in the silent era who is now forgotten, delivers a very strong performance but the screenplay doesn't offer him too much outside the lover/fighter part. Wallace Beery is also good in his role as another Captain but Enid Bennett is rather lame as the love interest. Towards the end of the film there's some nice tinted scenes but the real surprise was the hand colored flames, which appear in three scenes.

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