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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:
Action with story and performance 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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Language:
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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Did You Know?

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: 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 »
Quotes:
Capt. Sir Henry Morgan:[addressing Jamie Waring] Now put your shirt on. You look much too naked for a decent English gentleman.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Pirate Movie (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Heave HoSee more »

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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Action with story and performance, 21 February 2001
Author: mmeg from São Paulo, Brasil

If not for the action, for the actors and the actress, for the story or for the direction, see this movie because it´s only one of the best action movies ever made in the USA. Just that! Many of the recent full-action movies, made with more money and resources, are not even 1% of this one.

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