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The Black Swan (1942) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Henry King and produced by Robert Bassler and Darryl F. Zanuck.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Rafael Sabatini published in 1932.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyLeon ShamroyWon
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated

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The Black Swan (1942)

By Cameron on Dec 5, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Swash, swash! Buckle, buckle! It’s time for pirate ships and dashing rascals in The Black Swan (1942). That handsome box office champion Tyrone Power plays a rakish... Read full article

The Black Swan (1942)

on Sep 10, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

After watching and enjoying Captain Blood, I wanted to watch another swashbuckler and see if it’s a one size fits all genre.? While there’s some dubious treatment of the ladies in this movie, Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara are a scorching pair who elevate this campy pirate adventu... Read full article

The Black Swan (1942)

By Beatrice on Sep 5, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Black Swan Directed by Henry King Written by Ben Hecht and Seton I. Miller from the novel by Raphael Sabatini 1942/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental The pictures I am posting do not do justice to the Technicolor glory that is this swashbuckler. When pirat... Read full article

Power-mad for THE BLACK SWAN (1942)

By Aurora on May 5, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

“Long live the action movies of days gone by.” – Maureen O’Hara ? Centered on the swashbuckling lore of piracy on the high seas comes a motion picture that takes your breath away. ?From 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, based on Rafael Sabatini’s 1932 novel, it’s... Read full article

Classic Films in Focus: THE BLACK SWAN (1942)

By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 19, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Of course Tyrone Power had to play a pirate at some point in his career. Like Errol Flynn, he exuded the kind of masculine charisma that lent itself to the swashbuckler, and in director Henry King's The Black Swan (1942) we get to see that quality exhibited in spades, along with a pretty good portio... Read full article

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Jamie: I want to congratulate you for showing a spark of reason. You saved both our hides, for the time being anyway. All you gotta do is keep on looking at me with adoring eyes, and maybe we'll get out of this in one piece.

Lady Margaret Denby: I'm not eating with you.
Jamie: Oh, you'd rather starve, eh?
Lady Margaret Denby: Yes.
Jamie: A little fasting wouldn't hurt you any! Also, it might improve your manners.

Jamie: In Tortuga when a woman slaps a man's face, it means she wants him to grab her, over-power her, and smother her with kisses. I understand in Jamaica a gentleman must refuse such overtures.

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Facts about

The ship in the picture was also used in the films That Hamilton Woman, The Princess and the Pirate and Captain Kidd.
The original ending was scrapped and a new one shot so that the film would pass the censor. The original ending had both Tyrone Power's and Maureen O'Hara's character jumping into the sea.
Although it is supposed to be based on Rafael Sabatini's novel "The Black Swan", in fact the story is completely original, and the only character retained from the original novel is the historical personage Henry Morgan.
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