Film Review - Against All Flags

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Film Review by Allen Henriquez

Against All Flags (1952)

 

Directed by: George Sherman

Screenplay by: Aeneas Mackenzie

Based on the Original story by Aeneas Mackenzie and Joseph Hoffman

Music: Hans J Salter

Director of Photography: Russell Metty

Cast: Errol Flynn, Maureen O Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelly, Mildred Natwick, Robert Warwick

Errol Flynn, with two shipmates, arrives in Madagascar, as a 18th century spy, working for England. A harbor of Cannon aimed at arriving ships, and their destruction, is the mission. Flynn’s character deceives Madagascar’s governing body of pirate captains among them Anthony Quinn, and Maureen O Hara, who does excellent work with a sword. Maureen’s character elevates the story beyond another pirate’s tale.

The film has beautiful color and cinematography, its overall contents are dazzling and lush, with a very good style and story.

Maureen O Hara’s character is a fighter and demands to be treated with equality and respect, and is willing and capable of defending herself. However, both Quinn, and Flynn, compete for her attention in this classic film adventure.

 


Submitted: May 31, 2020

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