The Spanish Main Overview:

The Spanish Main (1945) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Frank Borzage and produced by Robert Fellows, Frank Borzage and Stephen Ames.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyGeorge BarnesNominated
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Classic Films in Focus: THE SPANISH MAIN (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 22, 2016 From Virtual Virago

The Spanish Main (1945) revisits many of the same elements as earlier swashbucklers, especially Captain Blood (1935) and The Black Swan (1942), but this time instead of Errol Flynn or Tyrone Power we get Paul Henreid as the heroic pirate, and the actor gives a perfectly winning performance in the ro... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE SPANISH MAIN (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 22, 2016 From Virtual Virago

The Spanish Main (1945) revisits many of the same elements as earlier swashbucklers, especially Captain Blood (1935) and The Black Swan (1942), but this time instead of Errol Flynn or Tyrone Power we get Paul Henreid as the heroic pirate, and the actor gives a perfectly winning performance in the ro... Read full article


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Don Juan Alvarado: I am sure your advice is sound; however, I will ignore it.


Pillery Gow: Oh, let's hang him from the yardarm!
Paree: Bring him head-out on fire!
Pillery Gow: No, no, we got to do this properly. Step by step, limb from limb.
Contessa Francesca: Can't you let him live somehow? Find a way for him to do some useful work?
Don Juan Alvarado: Work? No, Contessa, yours is the cruelest of all suggestions.


Mario Du Billar: I know the man. He'll not rest until he frees the Contessa and Anne Bonney, or is killed in the attempt.
Don Juan Alvarado: The latter alternative is the more likely. And, incidentally, the more satisfactory.


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This was the first RKO Radio produced film to be shot in Technicolor.
The voice of Victor Kilian (Captain of the Santa Madre) is dubbed by a different actor.
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