All posts tagged: The Sea Hawk

A Lesson in Three Sword Fights

Change of tone from the whole “WW1 Mystery Letter” question – to which I’m sure we will be returning anon – to the simpler but still baffling question – even if you can’t get Basil Rathbone why do you replace him with Henry Daniell? In case you don’t follow the purport of the question, check this vid out. First you’ll see Flynn’s two epic encounters with RazzleDazzle (as someone called him in the comments today, and which I think is just perfect), in Captain Blood (1935) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938); and then you’ll see good ole’ Henry step in to take Baz’s place in The Sea Hawk (1940) (you can also watch the final two if you like,but they aren’t needed for the point and they will just show you a depressingly decaying Flynn speeding towards his early death). The Sword Fights of Errol Flynn from Russ McClay on Vimeo. So, did you watch the Sea Hawk fight? Painful isn’t it. Ok, there are big shadows and ok, there is table-tossing, but …