The Sea Hawk
Pirates on Ship. The Sea Hawk is a 1924 American silent adventure film about an English noble sold into slavery who escapes and turns himself into a pirate king. Directed by Frank Lloyd, the screen adaptation was written by J. G. Hawks based upon the Rafael Sabatini novel of the same name. The movie is based on the 1915 novel by Rafael Sabatini, The Sea Hawk. It premiered on June 2, 1924, in New York City, twelve days before its theatrical debut.