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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
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Princess Patma
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Molvina MacGregor
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Harry Cording ...
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John Alderson ...
Jonathan Harris
Phil Tully ...
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Lester Matthews ...
Sir Cloudsley
Tudor Owen ...
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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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He Ravished The Pirate Port Of Madagascar To Steal The Love Of Its Corsair Queen! See more »


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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 throughout the day 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 »

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Malvina MacGregor's accent is very inconsistent throughout, veering between an Irish lilt to a Scottish brogue. See more »

Quotes

Brian Hawke: [to Spitfire] Well, Lass, in a minute it'll be Genoa or the devil with us.
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Silly, Rollicking Fun
9 September 2001 | by (california) – See all my reviews

A featherweight plot and dubious characterizations don't make any difference when a movie is as fun to watch as this one is. Lively action and spectacular stunts - for their day - give this movie some real zip. And there's some actual comedy from the ripping chemistry between the two leads. Quinn makes a good villain also, although his role is completely overshadowed.

But don't be fooled by Maureen O'Hara's tough broad role, this is as sexist as any Hollywood movie of this era. You might be able to forgive that because of the time in which it was made, but it's still hard to get past. For all the heroism and gruesomely adult off-screen situations, this is still little more than an adolescent good time.


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