The Black Swan  [DVD]
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Classic swashbuckling adventure, starring Tyrone Power. Notorious pirate Henry Morgan (Laird Cregar) is made governor of Jamaica and sets about recruiting some of his old comrades to help him rid the Caribbean of buccaneers. But when one of them abducts the previous governor's beautiful daughter and joins a group of rebels, the scene is set for a swashbuckling showdown.
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Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara cross romantic swords in this epic Oscar® Winning swashbuckler. Reformed pirate Jamie Boy [Tyrone Power] is supposed to be helping the new governor of Jamaica rid the Caribbean of black-hearted buccaneers. But when he falls head over heels for Lady Margaret [Maureen O'Hara] he kidnaps her and sets sail for the adventure of a lifetime.
FILM FACT: The film won an Academy Award® and was nominated for two more. Won: Best Cinematography for Leon Shamroy. Nominated: Best Visual Effects for Fred Sersen, Roger Heman Sr. and George Leverett. Best Original Score for Alfred Newman. The film is based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini, about the real-life pirate Sir Henry Morgan, who plundered the Caribbean in daring raids with his crew during the 1600s. This was the final film of silent star Helene Costello.
Cast: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders, Anthony Quinn, George Zucco, Edward Ashley (uncredited), Helene Costello (uncredited), John Burton (uncredited), Charles Francis (uncredited), Willie Fung (uncredited), Charles Irwin (uncredited), Frank Leigh (uncredited), Cyril McLaglen (uncredited), Charles McNaughton (uncredited), Clarence Muse (uncredited), Stuart Robertson (uncredited), C. Montague Shaw (uncredited), Arthur Shields (uncredited), David Thursby (uncredited) and Frederick Worlock (uncredited)
Director: Henry King
Producers: Darryl F. Zanuck and Robert Bassler
Screenplay: Ben Hecht and Seton I. Miller
Composer: Alfred Newman
Cinematographer: Leon Shamroy
Audio: English: 1.0 DTS-HD Master Audio, French: 1.Read more ›
The Black Swan finds Tyrone Power at his swashbuckling best, here as James "Boy" Waring, a pirate starting to find his conscience as he starts to find love, Power is devilishly handsome and swaggers about with knowingly comic abandon. Tho this Henry King directed picture reeks of being an illegitimate child to Errol Flynn's fabulous Captain Blood, it has such a great sense of fun and high production values, it really doesn't matter one jot. The colour cinematography from Leon Shamroy rightly won an Academy Award, whilst the nomination for Alfred Newman's booming score and the one for special effects team were very much deserved. The other thing to note is the fabulous costumes courtesy of Earl Luick, splendid attire, none more so than evidenced by Laird Cregar's joyous Henry Morgan. George Sanders and a ravishing Maureen O'Hara are in on the fun and really it's a film that to me is impossible not to enjoy, so avast yee lubbers and buckle up your swash. 7/10
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bought for my 83 year old mother in law , brought back lots of memories for her. Dvd quality good , no problemsPublished 26 days ago by David Bicknell