Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda, and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.
In 1700, the pirates of Madagascar menace the India trade; British officer Brian Hawke has himself cashiered, flogged, and set adrift to infiltrate the pirate "republic." There, Hawke meets lovely Spitfire Stevens, a pirate captain in her own right, and the sparks begin to fly; but wooing a pirate poses unique problems. Especially after he rescues adoring young Princess Patma from a captured ship. Meanwhile, Hawke's secret mission proceeds to an action-packed climax.Written by
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In her autobiography "'Tis Herself", Maureen O'Hara says that Errol Flynn was always prepared, always knew his lines, and was a pleasure to work with in the mornings. But he drank throughout the day and by 4pm was in no shape to continue. Even after director George Sherman banned alcohol on the set, O'Hara recalled, Flynn would inject oranges with vodka and eat them in the morning, so that he was drunk by afternoon. O'Hara did all the romantic closeups at the end of the day with a black flag marked "X" to represent Flynn. See more »
Captain Kidd is shown as one of the pirate captains in 1700. However, in 1699 Captain Kidd was arrested in Boston, sent to England in 1700, and executed in 1701. See more »
There's nothing like an Errol Flynn pirate movie, is there? He's so handsome and dashing, but he's also incredibly intimate and sensitive-in other words, he's the perfect fictional love interest! There are a million to choose from, but if you happen across Against All Flags, give it a whirl because it's pretty good.
Errol is a secret spy, and he smuggles himself aboard Captain Anthony Quinn's pirate ship to gain information, but he doesn't count on Tony and his right-hand lady Maureen O'Hara catching onto his act. Before long, he's summoned before the entire crew and forced to prove himself as loyal. Well, when he makes a play for the captain's girl, that doesn't make him look very loyal, does it? Maureen herself doesn't really mind, because she's been playing hard to get with Tony for quite a while, and it's clear to the audience from the get-go that she prefers Errol.
Against All Flags has it all: pirate ships, a love triangle, a kiss and a slap within seconds, and swordfights. Plus, the ladies in the audience are posed with a very difficult dilemma: choosing between handsome Errol or passionate Tony. I still haven't made up my mind.
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