Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:48 PM
Second pick for me is The Sea Hawk - a masterful Errol Flynn swashbuckler, even if the final duel is doubled for character actor Henry Daniel who - sadly - couldn't swash worth a damn.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 01:00 PM
Posted 01 October 2006 - 06:28 PM
also,,,back then, women were women and men were men. today, they're all boys and girls.
"sinbad the sailor" starring brad pitt, keira knightly, oliver platt, joaquin phoenix.
Posted 01 October 2006 - 06:10 PM
> mark of zorro....power
> three musketeers....abel
> sinbad the sailor....fairbanks jr
> man in the iron mask....hayward
The best feature of " Sinbad the Sailor ", is Maureen O' Hara in Technicolor. " The Man in the Iron Mask ' had Joan Bennett. The films of yesterday had very beautiful woman. Today it seems exposed skin makes up for the lack of real allure. I am not a prude, far from it.
Posted 01 October 2006 - 12:47 AM
mark of zorro....power
sinbad the sailor....fairbanks jr
man in the iron mask....hayward
Posted 23 September 2006 - 09:43 PM
Posted 30 August 2006 - 01:57 PM
You're so right, Ms. Belle. Terry was the Cairn Terrier who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz, and she was also featured in The Buccaneer. She was in a lot of movies in the 1930's and early 1940's. Watch for her fight scene in The Women.
Posted 30 August 2006 - 12:48 PM
I saw part of The Buccaneer with Frederic March '37 I think and it was enjoyable. They show a dog in one sceen and I think it's Toto from the Wizard of Oz.
Posted 14 August 2006 - 02:09 AM
Might it have been Barbara Lawrence?
Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:37 PM
Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:14 AM
It is good, almost great. It is very, very funny but goes awry when it stretches into seriousness a bit and then gets far fetched with the invention of "modern" weaponry. But my kids got a blast out of it, and most of the humor holds up.
What struck me was that although it was 1952, this felt like a Seventies "buddy" movie with Burt Lancaster and Nick Cravat as the buddies. This was almost "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as Pirates."
It might make a good double feature with "Beat the Devil" as "Fifties films that feel like they're from a later decade."
Posted 08 August 2006 - 02:00 PM
Posted 08 August 2006 - 01:14 PM
However, there are other good ones out there too. I gave up on Douglas Fairbanks Sr.'s "Mark of Zorro" and found "Black Pirate" too far fetched, BUT I really liked his "Three Musketeers" and "The Iron Mask."
Also, I just saw the Stewart Granger "Scaramouche" on DVD and loved it. It moves rapidly and is quite entertaining. The humor works, and the fencing is terrific. Why was this never on TV when I was a kid or shown by film societies when I was in college? This is probably the best post-WWII swashbuckler.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:17 PM
P.S. Can you tell that I just love and adore Errol Flynn? ;-)
Posted 30 March 2006 - 11:36 AM
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 06:49 PM
He sure is good in "Captain Blood" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood"!!!
Posted 21 March 2006 - 05:17 PM
For some more pretty good fencing check out Maureen O'Hara in some swashbucklers from the 40s.
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