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The Black Swan

Released Dec 4, 1942 1h 25m Adventure List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 73% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
With the pardon of notorious pirate Henry Morgan by the English King, Caribbean pirates are offered amnesty if they give up their lawless ways. As governor of Jamaica, Morgan picks Captain Jamie Waring to round up the renegade captain Billy Leech. Beautiful Margaret Denby complicates matters for Waring, as her scorn for him is matched only by his love for her. Read More Read Less
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Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: B+ Apr 2, 2011 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins It may not be the best of the pirate adventure films, but it holds its own against the Errol Flynn pictures of the era. Rated: 8/10 Aug 3, 2020 Full Review James Plath Movie Metropolis Of the old-time pirate movies, the top tier may be crowded with films like 'Captain Blood,' 'The Sea Hawk,' and 'The Crimson Pirate.' But 'The Black Swan' ranks just under those. Rated: 7/10 Dec 10, 2013 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 17, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A rousing adventure story where the actors seemed in their element with all the hokum. Rated: B Mar 28, 2004 Full Review TV Guide Rated: 4.5/5 Jul 30, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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nick s It had a bit of a theatrical Hollywood tint but overall it was a great adventure movie. The acting was solid, the ship models looked good, and the swordfighting was impressive. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/21/23 Full Review j F Yes, very swashbuckling adventure, but in the end, a bit too kitschy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/05/23 Full Review johnathon w Fun swashbuckler that while not extraordinary, makes for a fun watch. Tyrone Power is at his leading man best, especially when verbally sparring with Maureen O'Hara, though their courtship is rather out dated today. They also get great support from the rest of the cast, from Thomas Mitchell to Anthony Quinn. Behind the camera, director Henry King crafts a fun adventure film, that while not extraordinary makes a fun way to pass the time, especially with the sword fighting scenes (which are done for real and are always great to watch). Overall, not the worse way to spend your time. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Tyrone Power is dreamy and this pirate movie is just as fun as any Errol Flynn swashbuckler, at his peak. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review deke p Never saw before now on tv 6.29.21. Swasjbickler. Interesting. But a lot of questionable context. & spoiled by a lot of goofy silly music. Pirates can be very sexist. And Far Tortuga, as well as Haiti, Jamaica, etc., not very nice things goin on there then. And TYRONE POWER, playing the straight man to Maureen O'Hara. & ANTHONY QUINN, & THOMAS MITCHELL. Key part of the plot is the high seas were so lawless, with pirates etc, that the English Monarch out of expediency hat to pardon the pirate HENRY MORGAN nnd make him Gov of Jamaica with powers to route the enemy... the Spanish, etc. Saw it again on 5.16.2022 tv. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Tom M A true swashbuckler. Tyrone Power matches Errol Flynn as the quintessential debonaire loverboy pirate. No actress looked better in Technicolor than Maureen O'Hara. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/21/20 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis With the pardon of notorious pirate Henry Morgan by the English King, Caribbean pirates are offered amnesty if they give up their lawless ways. As governor of Jamaica, Morgan picks Captain Jamie Waring to round up the renegade captain Billy Leech. Beautiful Margaret Denby complicates matters for Waring, as her scorn for him is matched only by his love for her.
Director
Henry King
Producer
Robert Bassler
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 4, 1942, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 10, 2017
Runtime
1h 25m
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