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 Cinematography||Leon Shamroy||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alfred Newman||Nominated|
The Black Swan (1942)By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 19, 2019 From 4 Star Films
If you make your way to this swashbuckler you’ll find a movie set in The Spanish Main as England has just brokered a peace treaty with their imperialistic competitors. As you probably already surmised, you might as well leave your textbooks on maritime history at home because there’s no ... Read full article
The Black Swan (1942)By Cameron on Dec 5, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film
via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/68945/The-Black-Swan/#tcmarcp-1004289-1004290 ?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
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Tom Blue: Clear the deck for action, Henry, here comes the last broadside!
Tom Blue: I'm a better man drunk than sober for any kind of work.
Jamie: No, I've read your eyes right... I've known too many hellcats not to know what's behind all that blaze and bluster. Confound it, you idiot -- I'm telling you that I love you. And you'll call me 'Jamie Boy' before you call that stick of a man 'your husband'. Well, are you coming with me or not?
Lady Margaret Denby: Your conceit, Mr. Waring, has unhinged your mind.
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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.
To help out the war effort, the actors tried hard to keep the number of takes low so as to conserve film. Roughly thirty of the scenes were done in one take.
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