Buckle on your swashes for this swashbuckling adventure with a highlander who fought for Bonnie Prince Charlie who, after various escapades, becomes a pirate.Written by
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The 43-year-old Errol Flynn was generally felt to look too old to play the dashing young hero of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel. Although Flynn was wearing heavy make up, in the close ups he appeared about a decade older than his actual age. See more »
As Arnaud's ship approaches land, the lookout shouts "Land on the starboard bow!" (i.e. to the right), yet he is pointing to the port side (i.e. to the left). A cut to the deck shows Capt. Arnaud training his telescope to port instead of starboard. See more »
Your brother's notions of business extend no further than...
...the cottage of Jessie Brown.
I'm thinking you're an envious old man.
I'm thinkin' there's a season for sowing oats and a time to plow them under.
I'll tell him that. He'll be most impressed.
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Flynn, though pickled and clearly the worse for wear, gives a fine performance here. In fact, his haggard features compliment his role as a defeated war veteran. You`ll see little of the humour and athletic prowess of Flynn`s early movies, but it`s a grand experience none the less. The supporting cast are fine, especially Livesy. But the leading lady is not up to Flynn`s standard. Olivia should have made a comeback for this one. That said, Flynn does engage in some obviously stunt-doubled sword play. However, he is neither as humorous, mischevious or as boyish as he was before. 8/10
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