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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
In selected first-release prints, the Panamanian sequences were tinted sepia. For many years thereafter, the sequence only appeared in black-and-white, but the sepia was restored to those scenes when the picture was released on DVD in 2005.
King Philip II:
The riches of the New World are limitless, and the New World is ours - with our ships carrying the Spanish flag on seven seas, our armies sweeping over Africa, the Near East, and the Far West; invincible everywhere... but on our own doorstep. Only ...
In the initial battle scene, the Albatross is shown sailing around the Spanish ship with her sails always set the same. This means that she had to sail into the wind at some point, which is impossible for sailing ships.
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