Errol Flynn stars in this classic swashbuckling high seas pirate adventure as The Sea Hawk. 1580s. Elizabeth I, queen of the upstart island nation of England, commissions buccaneer captain Geoffrey Thorpe (Flynn) to harass the Spanish Armada. At a time when Spain dominates Europe, has conquered most of the Americas and is building the greatest naval fleet the world has ever seen, the fate of the tiny nation depends on daring men such as Thorpe and his mission to halt Spain's global trade. But no one plans on captain Thorpe falling for his hostage, doña Maria (Brenda Marshall), as the love between a pirate and a Spanish lady changes the future of England and the world.