The Eagle of the Sea (1926)

Adventure | 18 October 1926

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HISTORY

The 7 Jul 1926 Var reported that the title was changed from Captain Sazarac to The Eagle of the Sea.
       Portions of the film were shot on location on Santa Catalina ... More Less

The 7 Jul 1926 Var reported that the title was changed from Captain Sazarac to The Eagle of the Sea.
       Portions of the film were shot on location on Santa Catalina Island. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
21 Nov 1926.
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Los Angeles Times
31 Oct 1926
p. C25.
New York Times
17 Nov 1926
p. 21.
Variety
7 Jul 1926
p. 13.
Variety
17 Nov 1926
p. 14.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Captain Sazarac
Release Date:
18 October 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 October 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23266
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,250
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Captain Sazarac--actually the notorious buccaneer Jean Lafitte--saves Louise Lestron from harm while attending a masked ball in New Orleans, being given in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson. The hall is invaded by John Jarvis and a band of mock pirates, among them Sazarac; Jarvis unmasks the buccaneer, and General Jackson gives him until dawn to leave town. Colonel Lestron, a French patriot, wishes to send the Seraphine to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena and invites Lafitte to lead the ship; but he declines and exposes her uncle's plans to Louise. When she is sent away on another ship, Lafitte abducts her, but in New Orleans, Crackley, leader of the insurgents, imprisons Lafitte and his followers. The Seraphine is captured by a Spanish man-o'-war on which the colonel has followed; and with the aid of Louise, Lafitte and his men are ... +


Captain Sazarac--actually the notorious buccaneer Jean Lafitte--saves Louise Lestron from harm while attending a masked ball in New Orleans, being given in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson. The hall is invaded by John Jarvis and a band of mock pirates, among them Sazarac; Jarvis unmasks the buccaneer, and General Jackson gives him until dawn to leave town. Colonel Lestron, a French patriot, wishes to send the Seraphine to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena and invites Lafitte to lead the ship; but he declines and exposes her uncle's plans to Louise. When she is sent away on another ship, Lafitte abducts her, but in New Orleans, Crackley, leader of the insurgents, imprisons Lafitte and his followers. The Seraphine is captured by a Spanish man-o'-war on which the colonel has followed; and with the aid of Louise, Lafitte and his men are freed. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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