9 user 6 critic

The House of the Seven Hawks (1959)

The film follows an American captain searching for sunken treasure who becomes entangled with criminals and is arrested by the Dutch police.




Watch Now

From $14.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Johnny Eager (1941)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

District Attorney's daughter falls in love with a gangster the D.A. is trying to put in jail.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart
Sapphire (1959)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The murder of a young woman in London exposes deep racial tensions and prejudices inherent in the area.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the 19th century,during the German colonial rule,railway engineer Robert Adamson arrives in the Kilimanjaro Region to finish building a railroad through hostile territory.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Taylor, Anthony Newley, Anne Aubrey
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the South Pacific islands, two brothers, one good and one bad, fight over the same girl and over a bag of pearls.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth
The Chase (1946)
Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Director: Arthur Ripley
Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran
Johnny Tiger (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A widowed schoolteacher arrives at a Seminole Reservation in the Florida Everglades with his three children. He's determined to bring these Indians into the modern world but his contempt for their ways meets with resistance.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Robert Taylor, Geraldine Brooks, Chad Everett
The Sea Chase (1955)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

As World War II begins, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich tries to get his ship back to Germany through a gauntlet of Allied warships.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During the 1950s Madrid, an American veteran pilot with a gambling problem is forced to accept a high-paying dangerous smuggling job.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Marcel Dalio
Cattle King (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A rich landowner of Wyoming fights to prevent the Texas herds from trampling his rich meadows.

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Robert Taylor, Robert Loggia, Joan Caulfield
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Based on Polly Adler's best-selling autobiography about her life in the Roaring Twenties as a legendary Madam. The movie follows Polly's life from an immigrant worker to becoming friend and... See full summary »

Director: Russell Rouse
Stars: Shelley Winters, Robert Taylor, Cesar Romero


Cast overview, first billed only:
Inspector Van Der Stoor
Wilhelm Dekker
Captain Rohner
Philo Hauser ...
Charlie Ponz
Inspector Sluiter
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Lily Kann ...
Richard Shaw ...
Police Sgt. Straatman
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
Hotel Clerk
Leslie Weston ...
Desk Lieutenant


The film follows an American captain searching for sunken treasure who becomes entangled with criminals and is arrested by the Dutch police.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


COULD HE TRUST THIS LOVELY STRANGER? (original print ad - all caps) See more »




See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 April 1960 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos 7 Gaviões  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A good old-fashioned action mystery film
11 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a good 'rainy afternoon film'. It is harmless, entertaining and well made. It was directed by old pro Richard Thorpe. Robert Taylor plays an independent sailboat owner based on the southern coast of England (with the script explaining why he is an American) who 'takes people where they want to go'. One day a mysterious man with a briefcase who calls himself Mr. Anselm books his boat for a coastal tour. After setting out, he says he wants instead to go to a port in the Netherlands. Taylor is not supposed to do foreign trips without permission from his harbour master, but as he is offered a substantial amount of money by the man (whose briefcase is stuffed with cash), he agrees. The man says he is Dutch and hence does not normally get seasick, but on this occasion he says he does not feel well at all, and goes to lie down in his cabin. Later when Taylor takes him a cup of tea, he finds the man lying dead on his bed. We later discover that he has been murdered by someone tampering with his insulin supply before boarding, as he was a diabetic. Taylor uses the little key hanging round the man's neck on a chain to open the briefcase, and takes the cash owing to him, leaving the rest intact and shutting the briefcase. In using the key, he accidentally discovers that the man has taped to his chest, under his shirt, a small envelope containing a little hand-drawn map. He puts it back and goes back on deck, to steer into the Dutch harbour. Before he can get there, however, a pretty girl comes up in a small motorboat saying that she is the dead man's daughter. Taylor breaks the news to her and she says she wants to look at her father, and goes down below. Taylor follows her after a while and finds her ransacking the cabin, looking urgently for something. She has pried open the briefcase and is searching everywhere. She runs away, gets back in her boat and goes back into the harbour. Taylor looks and sees that the map is still taped to the man's chest, and that she has missed it. He takes it and hides it in his private stowaway with his gun. He later discovers that the girl was an impostor and was not the dead man's daughter at all. The intrigue deepens as Taylor is taken into custody by the Dutch police and removed to the Hague, where a senior Dutch police inspector is played by a gruff Donald Wolfit. He informs Taylor that the dead man was really a Mr Sluiter, who was head of the Hague Police Force. He had made a secret trip to England as part of a confidential investigation. The plot thickens and thickens and thickens, with villains turning up, some unctuous and rich, some thuggish. The fake daughter gets murdered, and there is menace all around. David Kossof is particularly brilliant as a supporting actor, playing a character named Willem Dekker. He adds a great deal of liveliness to the film. This is all good fun and well recommended.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page