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The Sea Hawk (1924)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 14 June 1924 (USA)
A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain.

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writers:

Rafael Sabatini (by), J.G. Hawks (adapted for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milton Sills ... Sir Oliver Tressilian
Enid Bennett ... Lady Rosamund Godolphin
Lloyd Hughes ... Lionel Tressilian
Wallace Beery ... Captain Jasper Leigh
Marc McDermott ... Sir John Killigrew (as Mark MacDermott)
Wallace MacDonald ... Peter Godolphin (as Wallace Mac Donald)
Bert Woodruff ... Nick
Claire Du Brey ... Siren
Lionel Belmore ... Justice Anthony Baine
Christina Montt Christina Montt ... The Infanta of Spain (as Christine Montt)
Albert Prisco Albert Prisco ... Yusuf-Ben-Moktar
Frank Currier ... Asad-ed-Din - Basha of Algiers
William Collier Jr. ... Marsak
Medea Radzina Medea Radzina ... Fenzileh
Fred DeSilva Fred DeSilva ... Ali (as Fred De Silva)
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Storyline

The adventures of Oliver Tressilian, who goes from English gentry to galley slave to captain of a Moorish fighting ship, all the while trying to regain his lady love. Follows the novel, unlike the 1940 movie of the same name. Written by Robert Tonsing <rtonsing@ti.com>

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Coming on the winds of Romance See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Águia dos Mares See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$780,187, 31 December 1925
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Frank Lloyd Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1994 restoration print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film features five ships that were specially-built for the production at a reported cost of $250,000. See more »

Quotes

Captain Jasper Leigh: I've had enough of you and your breed, you swaggering bully! Send your seconds to me or...
Opening Title Card: Ride on, Peter; you're drunk.
Captain Jasper Leigh: Until you give me satisfaction, I'll horsewhip you every time we meet!
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Connections

Edited into Captain Blood (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Sea Hawk
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Modest Altschuler
Words by John LeRoy Johnston
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Costumed Epic
12 September 2010 | by zpzjonesSee all my reviews

Long thought lost or incomplete the Sea Hawk survives much the way i was seen in 1924. A long costume film about pirates it was directed by the dependable Frank Lloyd and stars Milton Sills. My only complaint with the DVD is that the film has been bathed in re-tint & re-tone. The color at times can be so rich one can't see details in the film. I'd much rather have seen the movie in pure black & white. At times this movie can remind one of Ben-Hur released a year later, especially in the at-sea sequences. As far as the filmmaking, everything is top notch but it is still 1924. That camera will not move but the pictorial capture is beautiful. Lloyd is dependable and like many Hollywood directors he won't give anything more than dependability. Kind of like Harry Beaumont directing Beau Brummel that same year. Lloyd, at least at this time, won't think of panning the camera or a deep soft focus as would King Vidor or Alan Crosland. But what he gives us is exquisite & exciting. I was glad to finally see this film after so many years. dir. Frank Lloyd, First National.


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