The Sea Hawk

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A British buccaneer, played by Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood), holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I. After numerous adventures, he is able to save his country and find romance along the way. Oscar nominees... read more
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A British buccaneer, played by Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood), holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I. After numerous adventures, he is able to save his country and find romance along the way. Oscar nominees Claude Rains (Casablanca) and Flora Robson (Wuthering Heights) co-star in this high-seas adventure romance, along with Oscar-winner Donald Crisp (How Green Was My Valley) and Alan Hale (The Adventures of Robin Hood). The Sea Hawk itself, which was directed by Oscar-winner Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), received multiple Oscar nominations for Best Effects, Best Music and Best Sound.

Original Release

07/01/1940

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Cast

Alan Hale Carl Pitt
Claude Rains Don José Alvarez de Cordoba
Donald Crisp Sir John Burleson
Errol Flynn Geoffrey Thorpe
Flora Robson Queen Elizabeth
Brenda Marshall Doña Maria
Henry Daniell Lord Wolfingham
Una O'Connor Miss Latham
James Stephenson Abbott
Gilbert Roland Capt. Lopez
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Curtiz

Writers

Seton I. Miller, Howard Koch

Cast

Alan Hale Carl Pitt
Claude Rains Don José Alvarez de Cordoba
Donald Crisp Sir John Burleson
Errol Flynn Geoffrey Thorpe
Flora Robson Queen Elizabeth
Brenda Marshall Doña Maria
Henry Daniell Lord Wolfingham
Una O'Connor Miss Latham
James Stephenson Abbott
Gilbert Roland Capt. Lopez
William Lundigan Danny Logan
Montagu Love King Phillip II
Julien Mitchell Oliver Scott
David Bruce Martin Burke
Clifford Brooke William Tuttle
Clyde Cook Walter Boggs
Fritz Leiber Inquisitor
Ellis Irving Monty Preston
Francis McDonald Kroner
Pedro de Cordoba Capt. Mendoza

Producers

Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Henry Blanke Producer

Editors

George Amy

1941 Oscar Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Effects, Special Effects Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Music, Score Nominated
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