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The Golden Hawk (1952)

The seafaring adventures of French privateer Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo during the Franco-Spanish-English war of the 17th century.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (written for the screen by), Frank Yerby (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rhonda Fleming ... Captain Rouge
Sterling Hayden ... Christopher (Kit) Gerardo aka 'The Hawk'
Helena Carter ... Blanca de Valdiva
John Sutton ... Captain Luis del Toro
Paul Cavanagh ... Jeremy Smithers
Michael Ansara ... Bernardo Díaz
Raymond Hatton ... Barnaby Stoll
Alex Montoya Alex Montoya ... Homado
Poppy del Vando Poppy del Vando ... Doña Elena (as Poppy A. del Vando)
Albert Pollet Albert Pollet ... Governor Ducasse
David Bond ... Prosecutor
Donna Martell ... Emilie Savonez
Mary Munday Mary Munday ... Maria
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Storyline

Kit Gerardo, also known as The Hawk, is one of Frances's most daring privateers, rescues Rouge from a Spanish ship. She is also a pirate, working to restore the fortune the French took from her. When Kit is captured by the governor of Cartagena, Luis del Toro, Rouge demands that he be hanged for piracy. Only one person knows it, but Kit is the governor's son. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Daring PRIVATEER Meets Notorious LADY PIRATE!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Falcão Dourado See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The Spanish soldiers appear wearing breast plates and helmets that properly belong to the 16th century. By the late 17th century--the period of this movie--all the armies of Europe wore coats and three pointed hats. See more »

Connections

Featured in Pirates of Tripoli (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung in the tavern in the opening scene
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Rhonda was hot and feisty
23 August 2009 | by tonopah6See all my reviews

Kit Gerardo (Hayden) has a strong motive to get revenge over his mother's death, carrying the quest for twenty years against Captain Luis Del Toro; but when an opportunity arises, instead of killing the man, he collects a ransom from a prisoner he holds, which happens to be Del Toro's fiancée. He also battles other foes, some of which were on land while riding horses after getting commissioned by a French leader to destroy the Spanish settlements - in return he and his men can be rewarded with land to settle on.

Rhonda Fleming was Captain Rouge, and she was a pirate; but this was not discovered until after the first 30 minutes. Now that delay had some circumstances for her, and would have been okay if she still would have maintained her Captain's status, giving off vibrations that definitely could put a man in erection city; but she soon ends up back on her plantation, becoming a victim to Kit Gerardo's men who are on that mission to destroy settlements … stoking her hatred of men.

Part of Hayden's character was to be a lover, and he passes the test since he does not overdo any charming routine. His success with women sure does take a nose dive, though; he finds that the fiancée and Captain Rouge are women who sure are fickle: one minute they want Kit Gerardo dead, and the next minute they want his loins … all this in the midst of a twist in the story.

There were believable characters, authentic clothes, villages … good fighting scenes, and beautiful mature women - a pretty good swashbuckler for only half of the movie being filmed at sea. The reason I gave it a 7 instead of an 8 was because of Rhonda's character not staying in her pirate's mode.


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