Synopsis: Haakon Haakonsen didn't want to go to sea so young, but when his father, a Norwegian sailor, comes home with a badly wounded foot in the 1850s, the Haakonsen family finances require him to enlist as ship boy aboard a British ship under Royal Navy authority. After some hazing he buckles up to learn the hard work and gets accepted by the rough crew. Then Royal Navy lieutenant John Merrick is welcomed to take charge of security on a long voyage to Sidney and Calcutta, through pirates-infested waters, but Haakon distrusts him after finding out that he packed concealed weapons; indeed Merrick secretly poisons the captain. Haakon and his guardian angel, his father's best mate Jens, were about to feel the claw of the cat for helping a stowaway when a rock wrecks the ship. Haakon washes up an island where he finds a pirates treasure and weapons.
Genre: Adventure, Family
Director(s): Nils Gaup
Production: Filmkameratene AS
  3 nominations.
92 min

[ Wind Whistling ]

[ Sharp Noise ]

[ Man ]

Officer Howell.

- Merrick ?

- Yes. It's Me.


Merrick Died.

The British Navy

Did Its Best,

But I'm Still Alive,

My Friend.

[ Grunting ]

You'll Not Get Away

With This, Merrick !

- Hand Over

Your Sailing Papers.

- What For ?

Because There Can

Only Be One Of You,

And It's Gonna Be Me.

Take Off Your Uniform.

Oh, You'll Look Very Pretty

In This Uniform, Merrick,

But You'll Not Pass

For An Officer

In Her Majesty's Navy.

You Don't Have

The Stuff.

[ Groaning, Panting ]

You Wait Until

My Father Comes Home !

He'll Take Care Of You.

Your Father

Isn't Coming Home.

He's Lost At Sea.

[ Boys Laughing ]

He Is Not !

He'll Be Home Soon.

He Owes My Father

So Much Money

He'd Be Better Off Lost.


[ Laughing ]

Papa ?

Papa !

Papa. I Thought You Were

Never Coming Home.

My Leg Got Tangled

In A Jib Line And, Uh,

I Was Knocked

Over The Side.

Jens Cut Me Free

Before I Drowned.

Cup Of Coffee

For The Road ?

[ Child Chattering,

Laughing ]

Isn't It About Time...

You Showed Hakon What

You Brought For Him ?

Something For Me ?

Something I Always Dreamed

About When I Was Your Age.

You Know What That Is ?

It's A Commission

From Our Ship.

Hakon, You're Gonna Be

The New Ship's Boy !

Now You're Ready,

Aren't You, Son ?

Papa, I--

- I, Uh--

- He Is Too Young.

And With That Leg Of Yours

We'll Need Him Here.

Well, Why Didn't

I Think About That ?

I Need You Here.

I Guess You'll

Have To Stay Home.


Is Wernes Here ?

Yeah. Wernes !

[ Door Opens ]

Ah, Mr. Hakonsen.

Heard About Your Accident.

It's Too Bad.

[ Mr. Hakonsen ]

I'm Just Glad I Survived.

But They Don't Pay A Man

Who's Laid Up In His Bunk,

So I'm Afraid I Have

To Ask You For A--

To Extend My Loan.

How Bad Is Your Leg ?

[ Laughs ]

It Doesn't Look Like

I'll Be Going Back To Sea.

Then I Don't See How

I Can Extend Your Loan

Any Longer.

[ Sleigh Bells Tinkling ]

Stay Here.

Hello, Mr. Hakonsen.

Sheriff. Wernes.

[ No Audio ]

This Is Our Farm Now.

You Have To Get Off--


My Children Were Born Here.

My Mother Died Here.


[ Door Opens ]

I'm Paying The Debt.

I'm Going To Sea--

To Be Ship's Boy

On The Flora.


It Looks Like You Are

Going To Sea.

Hakon's Gonna Be

A Sailor ?

[ Laughs ]

It's A Deal.


They Have To Go.

Hakon, Look.

This Was Given To Me

By My First Captain.

He Said It Would Always

Bring Me Home Safe.

And It Always Has.

It's Yours.

Look After Him,


[ Jens ]

Like He Was My Own.

[ Clicks Tongue ]

[ Man Shouting,

Indistinct ]

[ Men Shouting,

Indistinct ]

Let Go Gaskets

On Fore Mainsail !

[ Man ]

Captain Wants You Below,

Ship's Boy.

[ Man ]

Yes ?

Hakon Hakonsen, Sir.

The New Ship's Boy.

Tell Me.

Your Father's A Big Man.

Why Are You So Puny ?

I Don't Know, Sir.

I'll Tell You This.

There Is No Room

For Children

On Board This Ship.

You Will Work Hard,

Be A Sailor,

Or I'll Put You Off

In London.

No, Sir ! You Can't !

I Have To Sail

For Two Years.

I Can Do Anything I Like

On Board This Ship.

And Never Talk Back

To A Captain.


Understood ?

Yes, Sir.


Go Find The Bosun.

He'll Put You To Work.

Yes, Sir.

Thank You, Sir.

[ Chuckling ]

Sheet's Fast !

Nothing To It, Kid,

Once You Get The Hang Of It.

- I'll Never Learn

How To Do That.

- I'll Teach You Right Now.

I'm Supposed To Speak

To The Bosun.

I Am The Bosun.

And Who Wants To Know ?

Hakon Hakonsen, Sir,

The New Ship's Boy.

- Come For Your Orders,

Have You ?

- Yes, Sir.

Did You See Jens

Tying A Knot To That

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