MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 797 this week

The Golden Hawk (1952)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Romance  -  8 October 1952 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 160 users  
Reviews: 6 user

The seafaring adventures of French privateer Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo during the Franco-Spanish-English war of the 17th century.

Director:

Writers:

(written for the screen by), (based on the novel by)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4539 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 500 titles
created 23 Mar 2012
 
a list of 9998 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 4376 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 123 titles
created 20 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Golden Hawk" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Golden Hawk (1952)

The Golden Hawk (1952) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Golden Hawk.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Abilene Town (1946)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An inaccurate retelling of the life of silent filmmaker and comedian Buster Keaton.

Director: Sidney Sheldon
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Ann Blyth, Rhonda Fleming
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: John Payne, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York, and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the 1st administrator who can get the earliest scoops on the case.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The outlaw T.J. 'Jesse' James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Despite their fighting on opposite sides during the Civil War, brothers Vance and Jeb Britton have to set their differences aside in order to survive an Indian attack.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Bruce Bennett
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Explorer Ponce de Leon searches for the Fountain of Youth in the Florida swamps.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Jon Hall, Marie Windsor, Romo Vincent
Jivaro (1954)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A gorgeous American arrives in Brazilian headhunter country, seeking her scape-grace fiancé.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Fernando Lamas, Rhonda Fleming, Brian Keith
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A romanticized history of the building of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the Colorado mountains.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Sterling Hayden, Dean Jagger
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Simmons is magnetic as Charlotte, her lovely, delicate face reflecting the inner turmoil of a woman battling for sanity after she walks out of a mental institution.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming
Odongo (1956)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Pamela Muir is a lovely veterinarian, who thinks the animals should run free. Steve Stratton is a hunter, who hires natives to assist with the capture and care of the animals. One day ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Macdonald Carey, Juma
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Captain Rouge
...
Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo
Helena Carter ...
Blanca de Valdiva
John Sutton ...
Captain Luis del Toro
Paul Cavanagh ...
Jeremy Smithers
...
Bernardo Díaz
Raymond Hatton ...
Barnaby Stoll
Alex Montoya ...
Homado
Poppy del Vando ...
Doña Elena (as Poppy A. del Vando)
Albert Pollet ...
Governor Ducasse
David Bond ...
Prosecutor
Donna Martell ...
Emilie Savonez
Mary Munday ...
Maria
Edit

Storyline

Kit Gerardo, also known as The Hawk, is one of Frances's most daring privateers, rescues Rouge from a Spanish ship. She is also a pirate, working to restore the fortune the French took from her. When Kit is captured by the governor of Cartagena, Luis del Toro, Rouge demands that he be hanged for piracy. Only one person knows it, but Kit is the governor's son. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Daring PRIVATEER Meets Notorious LADY PIRATE!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 October 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Falcão Dourado  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Pirates of Tripoli (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung in the tavern in the opening scene
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lady Pirate Gets Her Men
12 October 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Although Rhonda Fleming and Maureen O'Hara were both Titian-tressed beauties whom technicolor was seemingly invented, O'Hara was known for playing the kind of parts that she would have been playing in The Golden Hawk, that of a lady pirate. I wonder if Sam Katzman sent this script to the wrong redhead or he couldn't get O'Hara and settled for Rhonda Fleming.

As history I really couldn't quite figure out just when The Golden Hawk is taking place. We've got Spanish pirate John Sutton, French pirate Sterling Hayden, and English lady pirate Fleming. Add to that Helena Carter who is the promised bride of Sutton who Hayden holds for a ransom at one point. So we've got the nationalities straight, but I couldn't figure out the time and place historically for how these alliances seem to shift and change.

As for the casting these are all competent players, but Sterling Hayden is as French as Anna May Wong. As for Sutton, fine actor that he is why didn't Sam Katzman go get Gilbert Roland who would have been believable. Maybe he did and Roland turned him down.

The hidden plot gimmick is that there's something going on between Sutton and Hayden which I can't reveal. There are some nice battle sequences, but that's the best thing The Golden Hawk has to recommend it.

Maureen and Gilbert dodged a bullet with this one.


4 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Golden Hawk (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?