Wednesday, January 23, 2019


1.  What movie is the picture from?

2.  What movie is this quote from?

Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.  

3.  What movie is this?

It is a remake of the 1924 silent classic, but while the original was loosely based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini, the 1940 version was inspired by the adventures of Sir Francis Drake.  The film marked the tenth pairing of Errol Flynn and director Michael Curtiz (they made a total of twelve including “Captain Blood” and “The Adventures of Robin Hood”).  The two brought out the best in each other although they did not like each other.  The movie had a huge budget of $1.75 million and was a box office success.  Part of the money went into building a sound stage that had a water tank that could hold two full-size ships (which were built for the film).  The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards:  Art Direction, Music, Sound Recording, and Special Effects.  In an interesting decision, it was filmed in black and white whereas the earlier “Adventures of Robin Hood” was in Technicolor.

1 comment:

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front, Manchurian Canidate, The Sea Hawk


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