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The House of the Seven Hawks (1959)

 |  Mystery  |  4 April 1960 (Sweden)
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The film follows an American captain searching for sunken treasure who becomes entangled with criminals and is arrested by the Dutch police.



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John Nordley
Nicole Maurey ...
Constanta Sluiter
Inspector Van Der Stoor
David Kossoff ...
Wilhelm Dekker
Captain Rohner
Philo Hauser ...
Charlie Ponz
Gerard Heinz ...
Inspector Sluiter
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Lily Kann ...
Richard Shaw ...
Police Sgt. Straatman
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
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Leslie Weston ...
Guy Deghy ...
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The film follows an American captain searching for sunken treasure who becomes entangled with criminals and is arrested by the Dutch police.

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SUSPENSE...THAT EXPLODES INTO THRILLING ACTION! (original print ad - all caps) See more »




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4 April 1960 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos 7 Gaviões  »

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Taylor should have passed on this one.
23 April 2010 | by (California) – See all my reviews

"The House of Seven Hawks" would have been much better had it been produced by Robert Taylor's old employer, MGM.

Instead, the film turned out to be quite a disappointment for Taylor, a man who had been a major star for two decades. I will say this; the opening is quite intriguing. Taylor's character agrees to transport a man from England to the Continent by boat, and does so. After arrival, however, he soon discovers that this simple business deal is quite a bit more complicated than what he expected.

Sadly, the film does not take advantage of this clever opening. From that point on, it is rather routine.

As others have suggested, this ends up being a rather lackluster B effort not close to the level of the films Taylor made for MGM. In that regard, this movie is similar to the 1959 efforts of Alan Ladd, a man whose great success in the 1940s and early 1950s was followed by some very mediocre productions. (In Ladd's case, the actor himself was largely to blame due to very poor judgment regarding choice of film projects.)

My admiration for Robert Taylor has grown over time. He was a better actor than many gave him credit for. (I recommend his performances in "Bataan" and "Johnny Eager.") Sadly, this particular movie, though watchable, did nothing to enhance his reputation.

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