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Against All Flags (1952)

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Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

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Prudence 'Spitfire' Stevens
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Capt. Roc Brasiliano
Alice Kelley ...
Princess Patma
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Molvina MacGregor
Robert Warwick ...
Harry Cording ...
Gow
John Alderson ...
Jonathan Harris
Phil Tully ...
Jones
Lester Matthews ...
Sir Cloudsley
Tudor Owen ...
Williams
Maurice Marsac ...
Capt. Moisson
James Craven ...
Capt. Hornsby
James Fairfax ...
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Storyline

In 1700, the pirates of Madagascar menace the India trade; British officer Brian Hawke has himself cashiered, flogged, and set adrift to infiltrate the pirate "republic." There, Hawke meets lovely Spitfire Stevens, a pirate captain in her own right, and the sparks begin to fly; but wooing a pirate poses unique problems. Especially after he rescues adoring young Princess Patma from a captured ship. Meanwhile, Hawke's secret mission proceeds to an action-packed climax. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 November 1952 (Netherlands)  »

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De arend van Madagascar  »

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In her autobiography "'Tis Herself", Maureen O'Hara says that Errol Flynn was always prepared, always knew his lines, and was a pleasure to work with in the mornings. But he drank and by 4pm was in no shape to continue. Even after director George Sherman banned alcohol on the set, O'Hara recalled, Flynn would inject oranges with vodka and eat them in the morning, so that he was drunk by afternoon. O'Hara did all the romantic closeups at the end of the day with a black flag marked "X" to represent Flynn. See more »

Goofs

In the last battle aboard the ship Hawke climbs one of the masts. The crow's nest at the top has a modern looking wire mesh guard around it, instead of the rope netting one would expect in an 18th century vessel. See more »

Quotes

Prudence 'Spitfire' Stevens: You'rea regular rooster, aren't you?
Brian Hawke: And why not, Madam? You seem to be a high-spirited chick yourself.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Errol Flynn (1961) See more »

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Good Old Movie With Great Performances!
13 February 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a very good pirate movie! It has all the typically good elements that a good pirate movie needs. An engaging tale of intrigue, a fiery lady pirate -- aptly named "Spitfire" Stevens, and ably played by the great Maureen O'Hara. Of course she is attracted to Errol Flynn's character, Mr. Hawke. But Hawke is on a top secret mission of his own. These two actors are great together! But my favourite is Anthony Quinn as the villain. He is fantastic in this movie. The performances are the main reason I like the film. The plot itself is nothing special, so I give it 7 out of 10. The visuals are often just okay but sometimes fantastic.


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