The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Henry King (1942)

81min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The kind of movie they used to make before they stopped making them like that any more, this is a rip-roaring tale of swashbuckling, buccaneering and damsel-wooing. Tyrone Power stars in the sort of role normally reserved for Errol Flynn or Douglas Fairbanks Jr, playing a reformed sea wolf whose former partner in piracy (Laird Cregar) is made governor of Jamaica. They join forces to rid the neighbourhood of assorted rogues and one-eyed knaves. Much swordplay - plus intermittent courtship of Maureen O'Hara by Power - ensues, all captured by the Oscar-winning colour cinematography of Leon Shamroy.

Summary

Notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, and offers other buccaneers the choice of giving up their lawless ways or facing justice. Two rogues refuse to toe the line, so Morgan's trusted ally James Waring is sent to track them down, but has other things on his mind - namely winning the daughter of the previous governor away from her duplicitous fiance. High-seas adventure, with Tyrone Power, Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Maureen O'Hara and Anthony Quinn.

Cast & Crew

James Waring Tyrone Power
Margaret Denby Maureen O'Hara
Captain Henry Morgan Laird Cregar
Tommy Blue Thomas Mitchell
Captain Billy Leech George Sanders
Wogan Anthony Quinn
Lord Denby George Zucco
Roger Ingram Edward Ashley
Don Miguel Fortunio Bonanova
Captain Graham Stuart Robertson
Fenner Charles McNaughton
Director Henry King
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD
Drama