Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Black Swan

Laird Cregar overwhelms all his scenes and not just by dint of his height. His resemblance to contemporary renderings of Captain Morgan is striking. Tyrone Power might be bringing too much acting to bear on his role as pirate with a heart of gold especially in the mustache department. Thomas Mitchell was busy in 1942 - this is one of six movies he was in that year. George Sanders is almost upstaged by his own flaming red beard. The opening miniature ships under sail in the teaser are worth the price of admission.

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