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7eat51
02-11-2013, 07:29
We have a poll about great Napoleonic era sailing movies: http://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?417-Which-Movie-Is-Your-Favorite

So how about a dialog (or is that dialogue) on favorite pirate/swashbuckler movies?

7eat51
02-11-2013, 09:34
Errol Flynn's The Sea Hawk is a lot of fun. Adventure, romance, intrigue - who could ask for more?

Movie info from IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033028/

Movie info from Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sea_Hawk_(1940_film)

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi4107273241/

Volunteer
02-11-2013, 22:35
I always liked The Crimson Pirate with Burt Lancaster when I was a kid.

Jack Aubrey
02-12-2013, 01:44
I think, there was a lot of good film at this time, I love them all. I`m missing those films today, but I have my own collection on DVD..:cool:

Capt P
02-21-2013, 17:15
Just in after some time (more in the Areodrome) but I have to say there are many great movies. Capt Blood/ The Sea Hawk and I would have to sit here to remember so many others.

Coog
02-26-2013, 08:06
I ran across a movie this morning on television called "Captain Caution." Unfortunately I missed over half the movie. It is based on a book by the same name and is about an American privateer during the War of 1812, but has the atmosphere of the swashbuckling Errol Flynn movies set during the golden age of piracy. It was made in 1940 and stars Victor Mature. The ships look pretty good, particularly a prison hulk. Reading up on the movie I found that I had missed the part where the ship was captured by the British only to be recaptured and set free by Stephen Decatur. The thing I found interesting is that it was made in 1940 when WWII had just started and almost everything coming out of Hollywood was very pro British with nothing negative about Britain.

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7eat51
02-26-2013, 20:05
My wife and I just finished Black Pirate, 1926 silent film. Simple, fun, delightful. When your in the mood to relax, this is a good choice.

From IMDB:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016654/

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David Manley
02-26-2013, 22:11
I always likes Cutthroat Island (apparently the only person in the world who did - but then i do have a thing about Geena Davis)

Oh, and The scarlet Buccaneer (or Swashbuckler as I think it was titled in the US) with Robert Shaw and James Earl Jones

Coog
02-26-2013, 22:21
but then i do have a thing about Geena Davis

Please don't tell me that you are a fan of the movie Thelma and Louise.:eek:

David Manley
02-26-2013, 22:24
Yes, and "The Long Kiss Goodnight"

But not Beetlejuice, which was shyte :D

7eat51
02-26-2013, 22:25
Please don't tell me that you are a fan of the movie Thelma and Louise.:eek:

I had the unfortunate displeasure of seeing this film in the theatre. As we were leaving, there was a long line of folks waiting to go in. I said, "It's a shame they die at the end." People kind of gave a sarcastic laugh like "Nice try buddy." I would like to have seen them at the end of the movie.

Volunteer
02-26-2013, 22:31
Oh yeah! I have Gena Davis.......I mean Cutthroat on DVD. I'm not too proud to say I liked it. I can't recall Swashbuckler, I remembered Robert Shaw on the tv series The Bucaneers when I was a kid. So I bought the whole series. Oh lord! They are horrible. And yet I remembered them so fondly. The absolute worst acting and fake fight scenes ever. I would be more than happy to mail the set to anyone who wants it.

Volunteer
02-26-2013, 22:35
I love The Long Kiss Goodnight!

csadn
02-27-2013, 14:10
"Robert Shaw" and "boat" combined -- not a pleasant thought for me.....

Blackrose
03-07-2013, 05:56
Really; I liked the Swashbuckler. (oh, right....afraid of .....SHARKS!)
Captian Blood, and the King's Pirate were good Sunday afternoon fare when I was growing up.
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Capn Duff
03-07-2013, 07:10
For me it's always been Errol Flynn in capt Blood and the Seahawks. But I also have the old TV series Sir Francis Drake from the early 60s

7eat51
03-07-2013, 07:26
For me it's always been Errol Flynn in capt Blood and the Seahawks. But I also have the old TV series Sir Francis Drake from the early 60s

I am not familiar with this series. Thanks for pointing it out. My wife and I enjoy older TV series, including that magisterial British series The Buccaneers.:D

For old British costume series:
The Buccaneers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048850/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
The Adventures of Robin Hood: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047706/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_22
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048841/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Sir Francis Drake: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055656/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
William Tell: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158441/

7eat51
06-01-2013, 09:30
Amazon sale on Pirate Movies

Pirates of the Golden Age Movie Collection (Against All Flags / Buccaneer's Girl / Yankee Buccaneer / Double Crossbones) (1950)
Price: $5.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N3T0GO/ref=ox_sc_imb_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&smid=A1F0UEKE5KZJK1

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Captain Horatio Hornblower
Price: $6.22
http://www.amazon.com/Captain-Horatio-Hornblower-Robert-Beatty/dp/B000KJU18C/ref=pd_cp_mov_2

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TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Legends - Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood / Captain Blood / The Sea Hawk / Adventures of Don Juan)
Price: $11.99
http://www.amazon.com/TCM-Greatest-Classic-Film-Collection/dp/B0047BXQZY/ref=pd_sim_mov_2
At the bottom of this amazon page are many other war movies packs on sale.

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Cmmdre
06-01-2013, 09:53
The Sea Hawk is one of my favorites. Thank you for the tip on the low price. Great deal for four movies. :happy:

Andy Blozinski
06-01-2013, 10:43
I had the unfortunate displeasure of seeing this film in the theatre. As we were leaving, there was a long line of folks waiting to go in. I said, "It's a shame they die at the end." People kind of gave a sarcastic laugh like "Nice try buddy." I would like to have seen them at the end of the movie.

That's not the sort of thing one should brag about.

RichardPF
06-01-2013, 13:09
Amazon sale on Pirate Movies

Pirates of the Golden Age Movie Collection (Against All Flags / Buccaneer's Girl / Yankee Buccaneer / Double Crossbones) (1950)
Price: $5.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N3T0GO/ref=ox_sc_imb_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&smid=A1F0UEKE5KZJK1

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Thanks!
It will arrive Wednesday.

Sorry to be so scarce recently.
There was a bit of an emergency at the college to which I had to attend.

I had to build a new course for the summer session over the past two weeks.
I should be done by tomorrow evening.
(Especially since the course starts Monday!)

7eat51
06-01-2013, 15:04
Sorry to be so scarce recently.
There was a bit of an emergency at the college to which I had to attend.

I had to build a new course for the summer session over the past two weeks.
I should be done by tomorrow evening.
(Especially since the course starts Monday!)

Good to have you back. Your presence has been missed.

Best wishes with the summer course.

Naharaht
06-01-2013, 20:12
Do the various versions of 'Treasure Island' come into consideration? Aaarrgh, Jim lad.

Nightmoss
06-01-2013, 21:02
Do the various versions of 'Treasure Island' come into consideration? Aaarrgh, Jim lad.

How about Treasure Planet? Most folks I know thought it was stupid. It doesn't matter as I quite enjoy it. In fact I may go pull out the dvd right now. :happy:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133240/

7eat51
06-01-2013, 21:08
How about Treasure Planet? Most folks I know thought it was stupid. It doesn't matter as I quite enjoy it. In fact I may go pull out the dvd right now. :happy:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133240/

Why not? Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

I am in the middle of watching Went the day well? A British B&W WWII movie. Not highly artistic or serious, but thoroughly enjoyable.

crashx
06-02-2013, 17:45
I definitely love the Sea Hawks!!! Errol Flynn was great!!! :swordright::swordleft:

Coog
06-02-2013, 19:22
Here's Flynn's classic "Against All Flags"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=Z-00uZ7ykI8&feature=endscreen

Nightmoss
06-03-2013, 16:14
While this film is beyond the time frame most folks think of when discussing Pirate/Swashbuckler motion pictures I do recall enjoying it very much when I saw it on a Saturday morning TV show years and years ago.

Reap the Wild Wind does deal with pirates, but the year is 1840 and the setting is in the Florida Keys. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reap_the_Wild_Wind

It starred John Wayne, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Robert Preston, and Susan Hayward, and was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

As for the more traditional Pirate flick, I'd have to say The Sea Hawk stands out as an all time favorite; followed closely by Captain Blood.

Coog
06-03-2013, 18:10
While this film is beyond the time frame most folks think of when discussing Pirate/Swashbuckler motion pictures I do recall enjoying it very much when I saw it on a Saturday morning TV show years and years ago.

Reap the Wild Wind does deal with pirates, but the year is 1840 and the setting is in the Florida Keys. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reap_the_Wild_Wind

It starred John Wayne, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Robert Preston, and Susan Hayward, and was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

As for the more traditional Pirate flick, I'd have to say The Sea Hawk stands out as an all time favorite; followed closely by Captain Blood.

Another John Wayne movie of a similar theme and time period but on the other side of the world:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEDY9qf_g9I

Volunteer
06-03-2013, 23:22
While this film is beyond the time frame most folks think of when discussing Pirate/Swashbuckler motion pictures I do recall enjoying it very much when I saw it on a Saturday morning TV show years and years ago.

Reap the Wild Wind does deal with pirates, but the year is 1840 and the setting is in the Florida Keys. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reap_the_Wild_Wind

It starred John Wayne, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Robert Preston, and Susan Hayward, and was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

As for the more traditional Pirate flick, I'd have to say The Sea Hawk stands out as an all time favorite; followed closely by Captain Blood.

I remember falling in love with Paulette Goddard after seeing this movie when I was a boy.

Nightmoss
06-04-2013, 07:22
Another John Wayne movie of a similar theme and time period but on the other side of the world:



This movie looks somewhat familiar, but I cannot remember for sure if I've seen it all the way through. Is John Wayne's character a good one or a bad one? In Reap the Wild Wind Wayne plays a bad guy, one of only a few films where he wasn't the 'hero'.

Coog
06-04-2013, 07:56
This movie looks somewhat familiar, but I cannot remember for sure if I've seen it all the way through. Is John Wayne's character a good one or a bad one? In Reap the Wild Wind Wayne plays a bad guy, one of only a few films where he wasn't the 'hero'.

From a purely legal view, you could say he is a bad guy but his character is a bit more complex than that. The story is more of a power struggle between two men.

Wargamer
06-04-2013, 08:47
Plot Summary for
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) More at IMDbPro

Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a lucrative business for two companies -- one headed by a feisty young woman. Then she falls in love with the captain of a wrecked ship while he recuperates at her home. She travels to Charleston and is charming to the man most likely to be head of the captain's company, thinking she will be able to get the captain the position he wants on the company's first steam ship. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

In 1840, America's line life is the sea, with an intense commerce. In Key West shore, two ship savage companies dispute the wrecked vessels. The honest one belongs to the impulsive Loxi Claiborne and Capt. Phil Philpott and the other one is owned by the unscrupulous pirate King Cutler. While rescuing the crew of the ship "Julliete", wrecked on the reeves by the First Mate Mathias Widgeon, Loxi falls in love for Captain Jack Stuart. She travels to Charleston to defend Jack and convince the ship owner to give the position of captain of the new steamship of the company, manipulating the powerful shipping company lawyer Steve Tolliver (Ray Milland), who also falls in love for her. This triangle of love leads Jack Stuart to bad and fatal choices. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Along the Florida Keys, Loxi Claiborne runs a ship salvage business, rivalled only by the unscrupulous King Cutler. Loxi rescues and falls in love with Jack Stuart, who comes to believe that his rival for Loxi, Stephen Tolliver, has sabotaged his chance at a new ship. Mistaken but vengeful, Stuart joins forces with Cutler with tragic results. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

In 1840, there's work on the Florida Keys for honest salvagers (like the Claibornes) and outright pirates like King Cutler, who bribes sailors to cause wrecks. When Capt. Stuart's ship is wrecked, Loxi Claiborne rescues him, falls for him, and travels to Charleston to convince the owners the wreck wasn't his fault; company lawyer Steve Tolliver returns with them to Key West to investigate. Tolliver and Stuart's rivalry for Loxi's hand complicates their swashbuckling adventures in pursuit of Cutler, ending in a trial and a dangerous dive for evidence. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Nightmoss
06-04-2013, 22:07
I remember falling in love with Paulette Goddard after seeing this movie when I was a boy.

I just read something I never knew. Paulette was in line to play Scarlett in Gone With The Wind, but lost out to Vivian Leigh. Reap the Wild Wind was considered a consolation prize!

Andy Blozinski
06-05-2013, 18:45
While this film is beyond the time frame most folks think of when discussing Pirate/Swashbuckler motion pictures I do recall enjoying it very much when I saw it on a Saturday morning TV show years and years ago.

Reap the Wild Wind does deal with pirates, but the year is 1840 and the setting is in the Florida Keys. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reap_the_Wild_Wind

It starred John Wayne, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Robert Preston, and Susan Hayward, and was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.


As a little girl, mom said she ran out of the theater screaming during one of the underwater scenes.

7eat51
06-05-2013, 22:24
As a little girl, mom said she ran out of the theater screaming during one of the underwater scenes.

It is unfortunate, today, that too many directors rely on visual effects and gore as opposed to good storytelling. But when one considers scenes shot by Hitchcock for example, like the famous scene from Psycho in which the viewer never actually sees contact, we know that drama, tension, fear, horror, etc. can be captured without excessive reliance on special effects and "realism". I have been amazed at how my students have responded to films like "!2 Angry Men" which is primarily shot in one room, or the silent film "Battleship Potemkin" in which my students unwittingly side with the communists, not being communists themselves. They are responding to powerful storytelling that, in terms of effects and flash, are dull or quaint at best by today's standards. I fear the types of visuals offered us today can dull our capacity to appreciate good films that rely on our imagination and ability to enter others' stories.

csadn
06-06-2013, 15:56
It is unfortunate, today, that too many directors rely on visual effects and gore as opposed to good storytelling. But when one considers scenes shot by Hitchcock for example, like the famous scene from Psycho in which the viewer never actually sees contact, we know that drama, tension, fear, horror, etc. can be captured without excessive reliance on special effects and "realism".

The phrase "three yellow barrels" comes to mind.... :P