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When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Carribean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight. Written by
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The reissue version was released in black-and-white. See more »
When Jamie Waring is eating in his cabin with Lady Margaret watching (after he abducts her), he is shown munching on a hunk of chicken. The size of the piece of meat changes between takes. See more »
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!
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Opening credits prologue: This is a story of the Spanish Main - - when Villainy wore a Sash, and the only political creed in the world was - - - Love, Gold, and Adventure. See more »
Tyrone Power was undoubtedly the most stylish and certainly the most handsome and articulate of the great Hollywood swashbuckers from the 30s to the late 50s. In this movie he coyld not have been bettered (Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. included), The starry cast,music,costumes and settings brought vividly to life the Spanish Main,Maracaibo and other Pirate ports of call.With a great family theatrical tradition behind him,Power's presence enriched every movie he made (what a twist of fate that he died exactly as his father Tyrone Power Sr.did,filming a duel scene -"Hamlet" and "Solomon and Sheba). I believe that Power's acting ability even today is not fully recognised,simply because the Studio System restricted his choice of film.Let anyone hear Power recite the poems of Byron (available on disc) and realise his premature death was a tragedy."THE BLACK SWAN" could be said to represent a golden period in the history of Hollywood swashbucklers.
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