Thursday, September 6, 2012

DVR Alert

On Sunday, 9 September, Turner Classic Movies will air the 1924 silent version of The Sea-Hawk, directed by Frank Lloyd. Unlike the later Errol Flynn feature, this version sticks much closer to the original Rafael Sabatini story, in which Sir Oliver Tressilian turns renegado, becoming Sakr-el-Bahr, the Algerian corsair.

I think this is a story just begging for a remake.

Check you local listings for times, as always - TCM lists it as 12:15 am on the East Coast, so it may actually appear on Saturday's schedule elsewhere in the US.

4 comments:

  1. By the way, I just wanted to mention that I really appreciate these DVR alert posts. Although I didn't have access to TCM at the time (I do now!), I was pleased to learn that this film was being shown. I hope that they show it again soon, as this is one of the pirate films I've never had the pleasure of seeing.

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    1. If you can track this down on DVD, I don't think you'll be at all disappointed - it's remarkably faithful to the book, far more so than the Errol Flynn version.

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    2. I intend to get it eventually. As it stands (and I may have mentioned this before), my copy of the book is an early example of a movie tie-in, as it includes a number of plates that are stills from this filmed version.

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    3. I recall you mentioning it - that must be very cool.

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