The Black Swan

Synopsis: When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Carribean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.
Director(s): Henry King
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

You'll hang for this! You'll hang

for this, all of you.

Your English governor...

In the name of God, let me go!

Let me go!

- Lord Denby! Lord Denby!

- A musical fellow, ain't he?

Your bark, Don Miguel, is a

little louder than mine.

Turn the wheel, my lads.

What say the poets? "One good

turn deserves another."

Stop that, you bloody thieves!

Unchain this man! I command you

in the name of King Charles.

And who may you be, you

bellowing rabbit?

I'm Lord Denby, governor of Jamaica.

Oh, Lord Denby.

You're the gentleman who brought

Captain Morgan to trial.

I'm delighted to meet you.

And I'll see you hanging on Wapping

Executional Dock beside him.

- I'm laughing me sides out!

- March out, you renegade louts!

Renegade! You yellow turncoat!

Befriending the Spanish and hanging

your own countrymen!

Lay down your arms!

England and Spain...

are at peace. A treaty

has been signed.

Where was it signed, Lord Denby,

on that rack?

Men, here's a rope-maker

for your necks...

the little English hangman

from Jamaica.

Up the rope he goes!

Up he goes.

Oh, I'm glad to see Jamie is here.

- Give me a rope, somebody!

- No, no, Tommy.

- No rope for him.

- Oh, let me hang him, Jamie.

No. The rope's for gentlemen

with brave hearts.

The vault's the place for

this English traitor.

Lock him away with all his

Spanish friends.

You'll hang, all of you!

March him off! Chain him

to the wall!

Let him rot in the Spanish damp.

You sea rats! I command you

in His Majesty's name!

Your commanding days

are over, my lord.

I'm laughing me sides out!

Put away that bottle, Tommy.

There's treasure to load.

This is a ripe and juicy castle.

Here, you guzzler! Take this!

Make yourself a pretty

pair of drawers!

Two ships, you said, huh? We can

load 'em both from this castle...

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Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht (1894–1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write thirty-five books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films. more…

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