Review: ‘The Sea Hawk’

This picture has no end of entertainment value. It is just as thrilling and gripping as reading one of Rafael Sabatini's books; all of the punch of that author's writings has been brought to the screen.

This picture has no end of entertainment value. It is just as thrilling and gripping as reading one of Rafael Sabatini’s books; all of the punch of that author’s writings has been brought to the screen.

There’s action aplenty. It starts in the first reel and holds true to the last minute. Milton Sills, who is featured together with Enid Bennett, comes into his own in this production, and Bennett also scores tremendously. One must, however, not overlook Wallace Beery, a low comedy ruffian, who wades right through the story.

Frank Lloyd, who directed, is to be considered with the best that wield a megaphone. The Sea Hawk cost around $800,000. The properties used alone cost $135,000. The picture looks it.

The Sea Hawk

Production

First National. Director Frank Lloyd; Screenplay J.G. Hawks, Walter Anthony; Camera Norbert Brodine; Editor Edward M. Roskam; Art Director Stephen Goosson, Fred Gabourie

Crew

Silent. (B&W) Extract of a review from 1924. Running time: 129 MIN.

With

Milton Sills Enid Bennett Lloyd Hughes Wallace MacDonald Marc MacDermott Wallace Beery
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