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The Black Swan (23-Dec-1942)

Director: Henry King

Writers: Ben Hecht; Seton I. Miller

From novel by: Rafael Sabatini

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Swashbuckling

The notorious Henry Morgan receives a royal pardon and is installed as Governor of Jamaica, replacing a corrupt Lord Denby. Morgan ends privateering by offering legitimization, but Capt. Billy Leech and the crew of The Black Swan refuse that offer, mounting suspiciously successful attacks and fleeing to Maracaibo. Standing accused of collusion, Morgan asks his friend Jamie Waring find Leech and return him to Jamaica. Considerable time is spent on a romantic subplot involving Jamie and Denby's daughter. Talky at times; starts off slow. Won Oscar for Best Color Cinematography; received nominations for Best Special Effects and Best Dramatic Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Laird Cregar
28-Jul-1916 9-Dec-1944 The Lodger
Thomas Mitchell
11-Jul-1892 17-Dec-1962 Gerald O'Hara in Gone with the Wind
Maureen O'Hara
17-Aug-1920 24-Oct-2015 Miracle on 34th Street
Tyrone Power
5-May-1913 15-Nov-1958 Witness for the Prosecution
Anthony Quinn
21-Apr-1915 3-Jun-2001 Zorba the Greek
George Sanders
3-Jul-1906 25-Apr-1972 The Saint Strikes Back
George Zucco
11-Jan-1886 28-May-1960 Fog Island


Tyrone Power   ...   Jamie Waring
Maureen O'Hara   ...   Lady Margaret Denby
Laird Cregar   ...   Capt. Sir Henry Morgan
Thomas Mitchell   ...   Tom Blue
George Sanders   ...   Captain Billy Leech
Anthony Quinn   ...   Wogan
George Zucco   ...   Lord Denby


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