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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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 movie is set in 1679, but one of the maps is mislabeled to indicate the year is 1697. See more »

Quotes

[newly-appointed governor of Jamaica Sir Henry Morgan, Jamie Waring, and Tommy Blue arrive at the seemingly deserted Government House]
Jamie: The occasion seems a little lacking in enthusiasm, Henry.
Capt. Sir Henry Morgan: I imagined we'd meet with some slight disapproval.
Tom 'Tommy' Blue: At least we don't have to shoot our way in.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Conrack (1974) 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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Action with story and performance
21 February 2001 | by mmegSee all my reviews

If not for the action, for the actors and the actress, for the story or for the direction, see this movie because it´s only one of the best action movies ever made in the USA. Just that! Many of the recent full-action movies, made with more money and resources, are not even 1% of this one.


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