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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:
More Power to the Pirates See more (44 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)

Seton I. Miller (adaptation)

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 
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick 
 
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
 
Special 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)
 
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)
Ray C. Moore .... location manager (uncredited)
Harold 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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Color:
Black and White (reissue) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (PCA #8421) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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Trivia:
Three of the cast-members in "The Black Swan" won Supporting Actor Oscars at some point in their careers: Thomas Mitchell for Stagecoach (1939), George Sanders for All About Eve (1950), and Anthony Quinn for both Viva Zapata! (1952) and Lust for Life (1956).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the film, when Jamie is on the stretching board the camera angle repeatedly switches from a close-up to a wide angle and back again. Every time the close-up is shown, Jamie is looking over his right shoulder. When the camera switches to wide angle, Jamie is always looking straight forward.See more »
Quotes:
Jamie:In Tortuga when a woman slaps a man's face, it means she wants him to grab her, over-power her, and smother her with kisses. I understand in Jamaica a gentleman must refuse such overtures.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Heave HoSee more »

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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
More Power to the Pirates, 25 July 2004
Author: dougandwin from Adelaide Australia

Well, this one really came as a surprise with Tyrone Power superb in a decent pirate movie - all tongue in cheek but in great fun. With lovely Maureen O'Hara playing the usual hard to get girl wanted by all, but destined for only one, everyone in the movie has a rollicking good time, and why shouldn't they when you consider some of the supporting stars, particularly Laird Cregar as Sir Henry Morgan and George Sanders "hamming" it up in his usual evil way. The Technicolor is magnificent, the settings superb, and as this film was made long before computer-generated effects, it was quite brilliantly done. The story was very predictable but who cares, as it represents great escapist entertainment for nearly a couple of hours!

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