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Sea Hawk, The (1940) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Flora Robson, Alan Hale, Henry Daniell, Una O'Connor, Donald Crisp, Montagu Love, Gilbert Roland

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In 1585, Spain is concerned about how England is endangering its world dominance, and is secretly building an armada to crush its rival once and for all. English pirates, however, are constantly attacking Spanish shipping and stealing its gold (and freeing the galley slaves, most of whom seem to be English). For the sake of peace (and because England cannot afford an all out war) Queen Elizabeth is forced to put a stop to the Sea Hawks' hunting. However, she authorizes one hero to go to Panama to steal a fortune in gold destined for Spain. The hero is captured due to a traitor in the English court. More adventure and swashbuckling ensues. An intense, thrilling sea battle opens the movie, and a dramatic duel between our hero and the traitor ends it. There is also a beautiful Spanish love interest for the hero. Errol Flynn, Alan Hale, Claude Raines, and Una O'Connor play their roles as the ensemble cast they are.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   money/gems/treasure

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Central Jungles?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship    -   drowning City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   prison    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   amphibious landings    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives    -   swords    -   ocean ship battles Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   crushed    -   drowned    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs

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