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Against All Flags (1952)

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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Gow
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Jones
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Sir Cloudsley
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Williams
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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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26 December 1952 (USA)  »

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De arend van Madagascar  »

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Trivia

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Goofs

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Quotes

Brian Hawke: [to Spitfire] Well, Lass, in a minute it'll be Genoa or the devil with us.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Haul on the Bowline
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Traditional sea shanty
Performed by Errol Flynn
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The best pirate movie ever!
6 February 1999 | by (Höchstadt, Germany) – See all my reviews

Being the prototype of the classical Errol Flynn adventure movie and having a good story as well as two more brilliant co-stars in Maureen O'Hara (what an exquisite beauty!) and Anthony Quinn, I can only recommend this movie to all those having even the slightest liking for romance and adventure.

Hollywood at its best!


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