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The House of the Seven Hawks (1959)

Not Rated | | Mystery | 4 April 1960 (Sweden)
The film follows an American captain searching for sunken treasure who becomes entangled with criminals and is arrested by the Dutch police.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Victor Canning (novel), Jo Eisinger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Taylor ... John Nordley
Nicole Maurey ... Constanta Sluiter
Linda Christian ... Elsa
Donald Wolfit ... Inspector Van Der Stoor
David Kossoff ... Wilhelm Dekker
Eric Pohlmann ... Captain Rohner
Philo Hauser Philo Hauser ... Charlie Ponz
Gerard Heinz ... Inspector Sluiter
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... Beukleman
Lily Kann Lily Kann ... Gerta
Richard Shaw Richard Shaw ... Police Sgt. Straatman
Andre Van Gyseghem Andre Van Gyseghem ... Hotel Clerk
Leslie Weston Leslie Weston ... Tulper
Guy Deghy ... Desk Lieutenant
Peter Welch ... Gannett
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Storyline

American John Nordley captains The Aloha, a sailboat currently moored in the Port of Baymouth, England, the boat on which he lives and conducts private charters. He often bends the British laws by taking the boat to other countries not listed in his manifest, something that Captain Gannett with the Port Authority warns him may revoke his license. That's why Nordley is reluctant to abide the request of his latest customer, Mr. Anselm, who chartered the boat for a one week sail on the east side of the British Isles, but who makes a request, once on board, to sail to Maasvlakte, Holland, and despite the request being "under the table" he assuring Nordley not for anything illegal. But the request indirectly does get Nordley in potential trouble with the authorities, namely The Hague police, in the process of learning that Anselm isn't quite who he purported to be. With he detained in Holland and his boat temporarily seized by The Hague police in they unsure of his connection to Anselm, ... Written by Huggo

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

Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Referenced in Svengoolie: The Curse of Frankenstein (2020) See more »

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Cheap rubbish
12 March 2002 | by saintsdaySee all my reviews

Very disappointing.Taylor was a very good looking man which netted him a good career in Hollywood and this film at least showed that he could swim! His acting ability did'nt amount to much but this film made no demands in that department.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Dutch | French

Release Date:

4 April 1960 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The House of the Seven Flies See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands

Company Credits

Production Co:

Coronado Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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