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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... See more »

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Geoffrey Thorpe
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Doña Maria
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Don José Alvarez de Cordoba
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Sir John Burleson
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Queen Elizabeth
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Carl Pitt
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Lord Wolfingham
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Miss Latham
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Abbott
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Capt. Lopez
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Danny Logan
Julien Mitchell ...
Oliver Scott
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King Phillip II
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Eli Matson
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Martin Burke
Clifford Brooke ...
William Tuttle
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Walter Boggs
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Inquisitor
Ellis Irving ...
Monty Preston
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Kroner
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Capt. Mendoza
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Peralta
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Lt. Ortega (as Jack LaRue)
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Astronomer
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Chartmaker
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Gen. Aguirre
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Frobisher
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Slavemaster
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Eph Winters (uncredited)
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Maid of Honor (uncredited)
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Gate Guard at Palace Entrance (uncredited)
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Ben Rollins (uncredited)
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Whipper (uncredited)
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Man Carrying Spear (uncredited)
Ray Dixon ...
Boy carrying powder keg (uncredited)
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Sea Hawk (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Charles Irwin ...
Arnold Cross (uncredited)
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Whipper (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Capt. Ortiz (uncredited)
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Guard Officer (uncredited)
Art Miles ...
Drum Beater (uncredited)
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Spanish Messenger (uncredited)
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Castle Sentry (uncredited)
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First Slavemaster (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Sifton ...
Maid of Honor (uncredited)
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Native Lookout (uncredited)
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Captain of the Guard (uncredited)
David Thursby ...
Driver (uncredited)
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Whipper (uncredited)
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Martin Barrett (uncredited)
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Darnell (uncredited)
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Spanish Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Curtiz

Written by

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Howard Koch ... (screen play) and
Seton I. Miller ... (screen play)

Produced by

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Henry Blanke ... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer

Music by

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Cinematography by

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Sol Polito ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Amy ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Anton Grot

Costume Design by

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Orry-Kelly ... (costumes by)

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Jack L. Warner ... in charge of production
Frank Mattison ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jean Negulesco ... second unit director (uncredited)
Jack Sullivan ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Leo K. Kuter ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Francis J. Scheid ... sound
Nathan Levinson ... sound director (uncredited) / sound editor (uncredited)

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Byron Haskin ... special effects
Hans F. Koenekamp ... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)

Stunts

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Ned Davenport ... fencing double (uncredited)
Ralph Faulkner ... fencing double (uncredited)
Harry Froboess ... stunts (uncredited)
Don Turner ... stunts (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestrations
Ray Heindorf ... orchestrations
Milan Roder ... orchestrations
Simon Bucharoff ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jo Graham ... dialogue director
Ali Hubert ... technical advisor
William Kiel ... technical advisor
Thomas Manners ... technical advisor
Fred Cavens ... fencing master (uncredited)
Ralph Faulkner ... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Robert Foulk ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Georg Rothkegel ... german version dubbing director/german dialogue 1949 (uncredited)
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Production Companies

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  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Geoffrey Thorpe is an adventurous and dashing pirate, who feels that he should pirate the Spanish ships for the good of England. In one such battle, he overtakes a Spanish ship and when he comes aboard he finds Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal. He is overwhelmed by her beauty, but she will have nothing to do with him because of his pirating ways (which include taking her prized jewels). To show his noble side, he suprises her by returning the jewels, and she begins to fall for him. When the ship reaches England, Queen Elizabeth is outraged at the actions of Thorpe and demands that he quit pirating. Because he cannot do this, Thorpe is sent on a mission and in the process becomes a prisoner of the Spaniards. Meanwhile, Dona Maria pines for Thorpe and when he escapes he returns to England to uncover some deadly secrets. Exciting duels follow as Thorpe must expose the evil and win Dona Maria's heart. Written by Julie Sherman

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Taglines Dashing . . . romantic . . . Errol Flynn at his thrilling best! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Beggars of the Sea (United States)
  • L'aigle des mers (France)
  • Der Herr der sieben Meere (Germany)
  • El halcón del mar (Spain)
  • Hét tenger ördöge (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 127 min
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Budget $1,700,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Henry Daniell couldn't fence. The climactic duel had to be filmed using a double and skillful inter-cutting. See more »
Goofs At the beginning of the movie during King Phillip's monologue, the map on the wall shows western and northern parts of the North American continent which were not known at the time. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Extraordinary Seaman (1969). See more »
Soundtracks Strike for the Shores of Dover See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Queen Elizabeth: And now, my loyal subjects, a grave duty confronts us all: To prepare our nation for a war that none of us wants, least of all your queen. We have tried by all means in our power to avert this war. We have no quarrel with the people of Spain or of any other country; but when the ruthless ambition of a man threatens to engulf the world, it becomes the solemn obligation of all free men to affirm that the earth belongs not to any one man, but to all men, and that freedom is the deed and title to the soil on which we exist. Firm in this faith, we shall now make ready to meet the great armada that Philip sends against us. To this end, I pledge you ships - ships worthy of our seamen - a mighty fleet, hewn out of the forests of England; a navy foremost in the world - not only in our time, but for generations to come.
Carl Pitt: [leading a cheer] To England, and the Queen!
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