Friday, January 29, 2010
For the Weekend: Here and There
Also on TCM this weekend is the film that I mentioned inspired the design of the pirate ship in "The Goonies" - Errol Flynn's "The Sea Hawk" from 1940. A true swashbuckler in every sense of the word, it tells the tale of Geoffrey Thorpe, the Sea Hawk himself. Hired by Queen Elizabeth I to defend the seas against the Spanish, Thorpe falls for one of his captives (Brenda Marshall). Plenty of romance and adventure soon follow. Also costarring Claude Rains, it airs Saturday, 1/31, at 11:30 pm EST.