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Director:
Writers:
Ben Hecht (screenplay) and
Seton I. Miller (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
4 December 1942 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Seas Ablaze...with black villainy, with fiery romance, with breathless deeds of daring...in the roaring era of Love, Gold and Adventure!
Plot:
An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Swashbuckler Tyrone Powers is vanquished by the beauty of Maureen O'Hara See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tyrone Power ... Jamie Waring

Maureen O'Hara ... Lady Margaret Denby

Laird Cregar ... Capt. Henry Morgan

Thomas Mitchell ... Tommy Blue

George Sanders ... Capt. Billy Leech

Anthony Quinn ... Wogan

George Zucco ... Lord Denby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Ashley ... Roger Ingram (uncredited)
Bonnie Bannon ... Lady in Waiting in the Courtroom (uncredited)

Fortunio Bonanova ... Don Miguel (uncredited)
John Burton ... Capt. Blaine (uncredited)
Rita Christiani ... Dancer (uncredited)

Helene Costello ... Woman (uncredited)
Bryn Davis ... Woman (uncredited)
William Edmunds ... Town Crier (uncredited)
Charles Francis ... Capt. Higgs (uncredited)

Willie Fung ... Chinese Cook (uncredited)
Jody Gilbert ... Flossy Woman with Tommy (uncredited)
Arthur Gould-Porter ... Assemblyman (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ... Majordomo (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Clerk Reading Proclamation (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ... Assemblyman (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Sea Captain (uncredited)
George Kirby ... Assemblyman (uncredited)
Frank Leigh ... Sea Captain (uncredited)
Cyril McLaglen ... Capt. Jones (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ... Mr. Fenner (uncredited)

Clarence Muse ... Margaret's Servant (uncredited)
Stuart Robertson ... Capt. Graham (uncredited)

C. Montague Shaw ... Assemblyman (uncredited)

Arthur Shields ... The Bishop (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Sea Captain (uncredited)
Frederick Worlock ... Speaker of Assembly (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry King 
 
Writing credits
Ben Hecht (screenplay) and
Seton I. Miller (screenplay) (as Seton I.Miller)

Seton I. Miller (adaptation) (as Seton I.Miller)

Rafael Sabatini (novel)

Produced by
Robert Bassler .... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Barbara McLean 
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Richard Day 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Koenig .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert R. Broccoli .... assistant director (uncredited)
Henry Weinberger .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
George Leverett .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Hamilton .... location photographer (uncredited)
Ray Rennahan .... location photographer (uncredited)
Irving Rosenberg .... location photographer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)
Al Thayer .... location photographer (uncredited)
Paul Uhl .... location photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Ray C. Moore .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Buttolph .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate Technicolor director
Natalie Kalmus .... Technicolor director
Lionel Bevans .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Fred Cavens .... fencing instructor (uncredited)
William Gallagher .... production assistant (uncredited)
Harold Godsoe .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Harry Lloyd Morris .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Robert D. Webb .... location director (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rafael Sabatini's The Black Swan" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
87 min (copyright time) | USA:85 min (current existing footage) | Portugal:85 min (re-release) (censored version)
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (reissue) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (video rating) (2006) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #8421) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The ship in the picture was also used in the films That Hamilton Woman (1941), The Princess and the Pirate (1944) and Captain Kidd (1945).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The story is set in 1674, during the reign of King Charles II, but throughout the film the British flag is the familiar "Union Jack," not in use until the union of England and Scotland in 1707.See more »
Quotes:
Jamie:You can lower your pistols, Lady Margaret.
Margaret Denby:Unfortunately, I have no pistols.
Jamie:Your eyes. I've looked into pistol barrels that are warmer.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Heave HoSee more »

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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Swashbuckler Tyrone Powers is vanquished by the beauty of Maureen O'Hara, 5 February 2001
Author: rowiddow (rowiddow@mazinaw.on.ca) from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

With an excellent screenplay, outstanding cinematography, and stars who galvanize the screen, The Black Swan promises to satisfy its viewers. Made in the period when the Hollywood Studio System was at the peak of its creative, industrial powers, this swashbuckler is a visual feast. Maureen O'Hara and Tyrone Powers shine as lovers who begin their romance by loathing each other. The clever dialogue and sexual innuendo between the leads tantalizes us as we see them fall more deeply in love. But don't think this movie is only about romance. There's plenty of action, adventure, and swordplay, too! If you enjoy this one, you'll also enjoy other adventures starring Tyrone Power, Mississippi Gambler and King of the Khyber Rifles.

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