Against All Flags

Against All Flags

George Sherman (1952)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Errol Flynn is on top late-career form here as a British naval officer who gets involved with beautiful buccaneer Maureen O'Hara in a Madagascan pirate stronghold ruled over by the scowling Anthony Quinn. This rollicking costume adventure is generally good fun, with rich 1950s Technicolor that's particularly well deployed, giving O'Hara's red hair and green eyes an even greater lustre. Though the credited director is George Sherman, it is a little-known fact that Douglas Sirk actually undertook most of the work behind the camera. Remade, utterly pointlessly, as The King's Pirate with Doug McClure, using footage from this original.


A hardy British seaman fakes being dismissed from the navy and imprisoned so he can infiltrate a pirate crew and bring the rogues to justice. However, his mission is complicated when he falls for a female buccaneer, making an enemy of the pirate captain he serves under. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn and Mildred Natwick.

Cast & Crew

Brian Hawke Errol Flynn
Prudence `Spitfire' Stevens Maureen O'Hara
Capt Roc Brasiliano Anthony Quinn
Molvina MacGregor Mildred Natwick
Princess Patma Alice Kelley
Capt Kidd Robert Warwick
Gow Harry Cording
Jonathan Harris John Alderson
Director George Sherman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD