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The Sea Hawk (1924)





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Wrongfully accused of murder, a British nobleman turns pirate in order to reclaim his lady love and find personal justice. This twelve-reel silent sea saga from Rafael Sabatini's novel features Milton Sills in a role re-created by Errol Flynn for the more well-known 1940 remake.


Milton Sills
as Sir Oliver Tressilian
Enid Bennett
as Rosamund Godolphin
Lloyd Hughes
as Lionel Tressilian
Wallace MacDonald
as Peter Godolphin
Marc MacDermott
as Sir John Killigrew
Wallace Beery
as Jasper Leigh
Frank Currier
as Asad-ed-Din (Basha of Algiers)
Medea Radzina
as Fenzileh
Lionel Belmore
as Justice Anthony Baine
Albert Prisco
as Yusef-Ben-Moktar
Kathleen Key
as Andalusian Slave Girl
Fred Spencer
as Boatswain
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Critic Reviews for The Sea Hawk

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

Mr. Sills is somewhat magnificent, I think, in his alive and conquering role.

May 17, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sea Hawk

this was alot of fun since i'm a big fan of curtiz' 1940 version with errol flynn. the story is quite a bit different, more closely following the novel by rafael sabatini published in 1915. the star is a forgotten silent screen idol named milton sills, many of whose films have been lost. the only actor i recognized was wallace beery, playing a sea captain with many outlandish costumes, who becomes a devoted friend of the man he was paid to kidnap and sell into slavery. in this version, our hero becomes a moslem and famed barbary pirate known as sakr-el-bahr, the sea-hawk, after his mistreatment at the hands of the spaniards. the film is a lovely sepia tint, with some well done hand colored flames in several scenes. the sea battles are excellent and some were even spliced into curtiz' later captain blood. director frank lloyd is best remembered for the 1935 mutiny on the bounty but this is highly entertaining and was a huge hit in 1925

Stella Dallas
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