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This 12-reel silent adaptation of The Sea Hawk is far more faithful to the Rafael Sabatini original than the 1940 Errol Flynn version. Milton Sills stars as Sir Oliver Tressilien, a wealthy English baronet who is framed for the murder of his fiancée's brother. The instigator of this outrage is Sir Tressilien's covetous half brother, who also arranges for Tressilien to be shanghaied and carried off to sea. When his ship is attacked by Spaniards, Tressilien is put to work as a galley slave. Escaping, he becomes the leader of a gang of Moorish pirates. Despite his now-fearsome reputation, Tressilien is able to win back the love of his fiancée, Lady Rosamund Godolphin (Enid Bennett), who has been compelled to marry his half brother. A thrilling climactic duel to the death brings this sure-fire audience pleaser to a rousing conclusion. The Sea Hawk may well be the best film ever made by the popular Milton Sills. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Milton Sills
as Sir Oliver Tressilian
Enid Bennett
as Rosamund Godolphin
Lloyd Hughes
as Lionel Tressilian
Wallace MacDonald
as Peter Godolphin
Marc MacDermott
as Sir John Killigrew
Wallace Beery
as Captain Jasper Leigh
Frank Currier
as Asad-ed-Din (Basha of Algiers)
Lionel Belmore
as Justice Anthony Baine
Albert Prisco
as Yusef-Ben-Moktar
Robert Bolder
as Ayoub
Kathleen Key
as Andalusian Slave Girl
Claire Du Brey
as Siren
Bert Woodruff
as Nick
William Collier
as Marsak


Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
Norbert F. Brodin
Stephen Goosson
Art Director
Rafael Sabatini
Short Story Author