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Swashbuckler films movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Roman Polanski and Fritz Lang.

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Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 American swashbuckler film directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude ...more

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Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone Captain Blood is a 1935 American swashbuckling film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Ross Alexander. The film was made by First ...more

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Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone, Linda Darnell The Mark of Zorro is a 1940 American adventure film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck for 20th Century Fox. The action movie stars Tyrone Power as Don Diego Vega, ...more

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AllisonWJones added Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Gilbert Roland The Sea Hawk is a 1940 American Warner Bros. feature film starring Errol Flynn as an English privateer who defends his nation's interests on the eve of the Spanish Armada. The film was the tenth ...more

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Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Stewart Granger Scaramouche is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor romantic adventure film based on the 1921 novel Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini as well as the 1923 film version starring Ramón ...more

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Errol Flynn, Raymond Burr, Ann Rutherford Adventures of Don Juan, known in the United Kingdom as The New Adventures of Don Juan, is a 1948 American adventure Technicolor romance film made by Warner Bros. It was directed by Vincent ...more

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Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, père and stars Jim Caviezel, Guy ...more

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Errol Flynn, Felix Aylmer, Roger Livesey The Master of Ballantrae is a 1953 British Technicolor adventure film starring Errol Flynn and Roger Livesey. It is a loose and highly truncated adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel of ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley. It was directed by Martin Campbell and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, ...more

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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more

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Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by Richard Lester and written by George MacDonald Fraser. It was originally proposed in ...more

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Merle Oberon, Leslie Howard, Raymond Massey The Scarlet Pimpernel is a 1934 British adventure film directed by Harold Young and starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, and Raymond Massey. Based on the classic adventure novel The Scarlet ...more

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Christopher Lee, Burt Lancaster, Dana Wynter The Crimson Pirate is a 1952 American adventure film directed by Robert Siodmak. It stars Burt Lancaster, who also co-produced the film, as Captain Vallo, the eponymous pirate, and is set in the ...more

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Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Barton MacLane The Prince and the Pauper is a 1937 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mark Twain. It starred Errol Flynn, twins Billy and Bobby Mauch in the title roles, and Claude Rains. The ...more

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Lucy Hall added Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Tyrone Power The Black Swan is a 1942 American swashbuckler Technicolor film by Henry King, based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini, and starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara. It was nominated for two Academy ...more

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Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish clan chief who battles with an unscrupulous nobleman in the ...more

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Captain Blood Elsa Martinelli, Bourvil, Jean Marais Captain Blood is a 1960 French-Italian swashbuckler film directed by André Hunebelle and starring Jean Marais, Bourvil, Elsa Martinelli and Lise Delamare. It is based on a novel by Michel

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Ian McKellen, Jane Seymour, Anthony Andrews The Scarlet Pimpernel is a 1982 British romantic adventure film set during the French Revolution. It is based on the novels The Scarlet Pimpernel and Eldorado by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, and ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Alan Hale Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, is the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. The movie's full ...more

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Milton Berle, Douglas Fairbanks, Noah Beery The Mark of Zorro is a 1920 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Noah Beery. This genre-defining swashbuckler adventure was the first movie version of The Mark of Zorro. Based on the 1919 ...more

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Lionel Barrymore, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Stander Treasure Island is a 1934 film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1883 novel Treasure Island. Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map and travels on a sailing ship to a remote island, ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Vincent Price, Lana Turner The Three Musketeers is a Technicolor adventure film adaptation of the classic novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père which starred Gene Kelly and Lana Turner. The film is ...more

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Lucy Hall added Peter Cushing, Alan Ladd, Harry Andrews The Black Knight is a 1954 film starring Alan Ladd as the title character and Peter Cushing and Patrick Troughton as two conspirators attempting to overthrow King Arthur. It is the last of ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Tim Curry, Kiefer Sutherland The Three Musketeers is a 1993 Austrian-American action-adventure film from Walt Disney Pictures and Caravan Pictures, directed by Stephen Herek from a screenplay by David Loughery and starring ...more

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Peter Cushing, Joan Bennett, Albert Dekker The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1939 American film very loosely adapted from the last section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père, which is itself based on the ...more

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Lucy Hall added Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders Ivanhoe is a 1952 American cinema film in color, directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman for MGM. The cast features Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George ...more

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Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Patrick Wayne Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is a 1977 British fantasy film, the third and final Sinbad film that Ray Harryhausen made for Columbia Pictures after The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and The Golden ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Adolphe Menjou, Eugene Pallette The Three Musketeers is a 1921 American silent film based on the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by Fred Niblo and starred Douglas Fairbanks as ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Paul Henreid, Binnie Barnes The Spanish Main is an adventure film starring Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak and Binnie Barnes, and directed by Frank Borzage. It was RKO's first all-Technicolor film since Becky ...more

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David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1937 black-and-white adventure film based on the Anthony Hope 1894 novel of the same name and the 1896 play. Of the many film adaptations, this is considered by many ...more

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Robert Taylor, Robert Morley, Wilfrid Hyde-White The Adventures of Quentin Durward, known also as Quentin Durward, is a 1955 historical film released by MGM. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay ...more

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Michael Gough, Richard Todd, Glynis Johns The Sword and the Rose is a 1953 United States family and adventure film, produced by Perce Pearce and Walt Disney and directed by Ken Annakin. The film features the story of Mary Tudor, a ...more

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King Baggot, Leah Baird Ivanhoe is a 1913 silent adventure/drama motion picture starring King Baggot, Leah Baird, Herbert Brenon, Evelyn Hope, and Walter Craven. Directed by Herbert Brenon and produced by Carl ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Ruth Warrick The Corsican Brothers is a 1941 swashbuckler film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in a dual role as the title Siamese twins, separated at birth and raised in completely different circumstances. ...more

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Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway The Four Musketeers is a 1974 Richard Lester film that is a sequel to The Three Musketeers, and covers the second half of Dumas' novel The Three Musketeers. Fifteen years later, the cast and ...more

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Ian Holm, Richard Chamberlain, Jenny Agutter The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1977 television film loosely adapted from The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas and presenting several plot similarities with the 1939 film version. It was ...more

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Lucy Hall added Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Douglas Fairbanks Sinbad the Sailor is a 1947 Technicolor fantasy film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, and Anthony Quinn. It tells the tale of the "eighth" voyage of ...more

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Charles Laughton, John Carradine, Randolph Scott Captain Kidd is a 1945 adventure film starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, and John Carradine, directed by Rowland V. Lee, produced by Benedict Bogeaus and James Nasser, ...more

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Robert Donat, nm0129894, Elissa Landi The Count of Monte Cristo is a 1934 American adventure film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Robert Donat and Elissa Landi. Based on the 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre ...more

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Christopher Lee, Kim Cattrall, Oliver Reed The Return of the Musketeers is a 1989 film adaptation loosely based on the novel Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third Musketeers film directed by Richard Lester, following ...more

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Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Robert Newton Blackbeard the Pirate is a 1952 Technicolor adventure film made by RKO. The film was directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Edmund Grainger from a screenplay by Alan Le May based on the story ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Anna May Wong, Philip Ahn The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks. Freely adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, it tells the story of a thief ...more

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The Golden Hawk Rhonda Fleming, Sterling Hayden, Michael Ansara The Golden Hawk is a 1952 American adventure film directed by Sidney Salkow and starring Sterling Hayden.

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Claudia Cardinale, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Rochefort Cartouche is a 1962 French film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Claudia Cardinale.

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Anthony Quinn, Walter Brennan, Fredric March The Buccaneer is a 1938 American adventure film made by Paramount Pictures based on Jean Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. It was produced and directed by Cecil B. ...more

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Don Ameche, Gloria Stuart, John Carradine The Three Musketeers is a 1939 film directed by Allan Dwan.

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Michael Rennie, Margaret Lockwood, Felix Aylmer The Wicked Lady is a 1945 film starring Margaret Lockwood in the title role as a nobleman's wife who secretly becomes a highwayman for the excitement. The film has one of the top audiences ever ...more

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Alain Delon, Stanley Baker, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart Zorro is a 1975 Italian/French film based on the character created by Johnston McCulley. Directed by Duccio Tessari, it stars famous French actor Alain Delon as Zorro. Filmed in Spain, this ...more

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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, following The Curse of the Black ...more

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Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Donald Crisp The Black Pirate is a 1926 silent adventure film shot entirely in two-strip Technicolor about an adventurer and a "company" of pirates. It stars Douglas Fairbanks, Donald Crisp, Sam De ...more