The House of the Seven Hawks (1959)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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The film follows an American captain searching for sunken treasure who becomes entangled with criminals and is arrested by the Dutch police.


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29 July 2016 | hitchcockthelegend
| Hawks or Flies?
The House of the Seven Hawks is an adaptation of Victor Canning's novel, The House of the Seven Flies. Richard Thorpe directs and it stars Robert Taylor, Nicole Maurey, Linda Christian, Donald Wolfit, David Kossoff and Eric Pohlmann. Music is by Clifton Parker and cinematography by Edward Scaife.

It's a film that looks tired and cheap, the plot for what it's worth pitches Taylor as a sea dog type captain involved with criminals, the law, pretty ladies and hidden treasure. Those elements should have made for a riveting mystery, sadly that is not the case. Taylor looks bored but still manages to give off a presence and a nice line in wry humour, while the Dutch locations deserve a better film. But ultimately there's a reason why this is a little known Taylor movie, it's poor and just one for us Taylor completists to tick off of our list. 5/10

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Drama | Mystery | Thriller


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4 April 1960


English, Dutch, French

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