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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.
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Hal B. Wallis, head of production at Warners, didn't like the script Seton I. Miller wrote from his treatment and ordered it to be revised by Hollywood newcomer Howard Koch. An ardent anti-fascist, Koch was working on his draft of as war broke out in Europe, so he used the historical ... ...
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 ...
The story takes place in 1588. The flint-lock muskets and pistols used in the film were not in use until two-hundred years later.