The sea adventure is fantastic (two life-size ships were constructed specifically for the film) but frankly I could have used far less parlor rooming in the picture -- especially because Robson is so difficult to believe as Elizabeth, despite the severe hairdo. Flynn -- in his 10th collaboration with director Michael Curtiz -- acquits himself just fine, though perhaps he should have taken his sword to the overblown script as well as the Spaniards.
Run time: 127 mins
In Theaters: Monday 1st July 1940
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Production compaines: Warner Bros. First National
Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
IMDB: 7.8 / 10
Director: Michael Curtiz
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Screenwriter: Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller
Starring: Errol Flynn as Captain Geoffrey Thorpe, Brenda Marshall as Doña Maria Alvarez de Cordoba, Claude Rains as Don José Alvarez de Cordoba, Donald Crisp as Admiral Sir John Burleson, Flora Robson as Queen Elizabeth, Alan Hale as Carl Pitt, Henry Daniell as Lord Wolfingham, Una O'Connor as Miss Latham, James Stephenson as Abbott, Gilbert Roland as Capt. Lopez, William Lundigan as Danny Logan, Montagu Love as King Philip II
Also starring: Howard Koch