“The Sea Hawk” quotes(1940)
Plot – Captain Thorpe commands a 40-gun-galleon. He is one of the bold pirates who at the end of the sixteenth century assaulted Spanish galleons on behalf of Queen Elizabeth in order to replenish the state coffers with looted gold. After sinking the ship that was carrying the Spanish ambassador, Thorpe asks for an audience with the English Queen and proposes a plan to capture the Spanish gold in the Panamanian colony. The Spanish ambassador, learning of the plan, warns the authorities, who prepare to welcome the corsair as he deserves. Donna Maria, granddaughter of the ambassador and in love with Captain Thorpe, tries to warn him of the impending danger but she fails, and on his arrival in Panama the pirate is captured along with his men. Thorpe, however, does not lose hope, organizes their escape and manages to regain possession of his ship. A triumphal welcome awaits him in England, together with a title: now he will finally be able to marry Maria.
All actors – Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp, Flora Robson, Alan Hale, Henry Daniell, Una O'Connor, James Stephenson, Gilbert Roland, William Lundigan, Julien Mitchellshow all
“The Sea Hawk” Quotes 13 quotes
“- Geoffrey Thorpe: Is a thief an Englishman who steals?
- Doña Maria: It's anybody who steals... whether it's piracy or robbing women.”
“You Spanish have a gift for hospitality when your guests are in chains.”
“Brave, but impractical. We English are a practical people. I've no intention of drowning with you.”
“We have no quarrel with the people of Spain or of any other country; but when the ruthless ambition of a man threatens to engulf the world, it becomes the solemn obligation of all free men to affirm that the earth belongs not to any one man, but to all men, and that freedom is the deed and title to the soil on which we exist.”
“- Geoffrey Thorpe: Your ship is sinking, Captain.
- Capt. Lopez: Then we shall drown together.”
“Any unwarranted attack upon the person or property of Spanish subjects will cost the guilty party his head!”
“I'm not in the habit of conversing with thieves. I thought I made that quite clear, Captain Thorpe.”