Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little ... See full summary »
Olivia de Havilland,
Buckle on your swashes for this swashbuckling adventure with a highlander who fought for Bonnie Prince Charlie who, after various escapades, becomes a pirate. Written by
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For the spectacular (but brief) scenes depicting the 1745 rebellion, this film used stock footage from the disastrously unsuccessful David Niven film, Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948), released only a few years earlier. Niven can actually be seen for a moment in one shot, albeit with his back to the camera. See more »
As Arnaud's ship approaches land, the lookout shouts "Land on the starboard bow!" (i.e. to the right), yet he is pointing to the port side (i.e. to the left). A cut to the deck shows Capt. Arnaud training his telescope to port instead of starboard. See more »
Col. Francis Burke:
Is it gold you want? Why, I'll bring you gold from the bottom of the sea. And here's the shirt from me back, and here's me hand.
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"You green crawling snake that slipped up from the slime when your thieving mother wasn't looking!"
Scottish brothers clash over a woman while trying to keep their lands and fortune out of the hands of the English. One of the brothers (Errol Flynn) finds himself at sea where he fights against and with pirates. Errol Flynn in the 1950s was not a pretty sight. Bloated, puffy, and old before his years, alcoholism had destroyed the swashbuckling ladies' man of the '30s and '40s. The Technicolor, while generally pleasant, does him no favors. This is Errol's last movie made for WB, his home for eighteen years. While he still gives it his best shot, it's just a no-go. What should be an exciting adventure movie is a rather ordinary costumer. Location shooting helps. Roger Livesey easily steals the picture.
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