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The Black Swan (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 4 December 1942 (USA)
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An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Ben Hecht (screenplay), Seton I. Miller (screenplay) (as Seton I.Miller) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tyrone Power ... Jamie Waring
Maureen O'Hara ... Lady Margaret Denby
Laird Cregar ... Captain Henry Morgan
Thomas Mitchell ... Tommy Blue
George Sanders ... Captain Billy Leech
Anthony Quinn ... Wogan
George Zucco ... Lord Denby
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Storyline

When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Carribean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

Seas Ablaze...with black villainy, with fiery romance, with breathless deeds of daring...in the roaring era of Love, Gold and Adventure!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rafael Sabatini's The Black Swan See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuba See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,012,600
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright time) | (current existing footage) | (re-release) (censored)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Black and White (reissue)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

To help out the war effort, the actors tried hard to keep the number of takes low so as to conserve film. Roughly 30 of the scenes were done in one take. See more »

Goofs

The story is set in 1674, during the reign of King Charles II, but throughout the film the British flag is the familiar "Union Jack," not in use until the union of England and Scotland in 1707. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Sir Henry Morgan: I am Sir Henry Morgan.
Roger Ingram: From the looks of you it could be nothing else.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: This is a story of the Spanish Main - - when Villainy wore a Sash, and the only political creed in the world was - - - Love, Gold, and Adventure. See more »

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Featured in 20 Dates (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Heave Ho
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Alfred Newman
Played during the opening credits and sung by an offscreen chorus
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More Power to the Pirates
25 July 2004 | by dougandwinSee all my reviews

Well, this one really came as a surprise with Tyrone Power superb in a decent pirate movie - all tongue in cheek but in great fun. With lovely Maureen O'Hara playing the usual hard to get girl wanted by all, but destined for only one, everyone in the movie has a rollicking good time, and why shouldn't they when you consider some of the supporting stars, particularly Laird Cregar as Sir Henry Morgan and George Sanders "hamming" it up in his usual evil way. The Technicolor is magnificent, the settings superb, and as this film was made long before computer-generated effects, it was quite brilliantly done. The story was very predictable but who cares, as it represents great escapist entertainment for nearly a couple of hours!


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