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The House of the Seven Hawks

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The House of the Seven Hawks
The House of the Seven Hawks - Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical Film Poster
Directed byRichard Thorpe
Screenplay byJo Eisinger
Based onThe House of the Seven Flies by Victor Canning
Produced byDavid Rose
StarringRobert Taylor
Nicole Maurey
Linda Christian
CinematographyTed Scaife
Edited byErnest Walter
Music byClifton Parker
Coronado Productions
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • 29 October 1959 (1959-10-29)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$1,065,000[1]

The House of the Seven Hawks is a 1959 British mystery film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Robert Taylor, Nicole Maurey and Linda Christian.[2] It was the final film by Robert Taylor under his twenty five-year contract with MGM.[3] The film follows an American captain searching for sunken treasure who becomes entangled with criminals and is arrested by the Dutch police. It is based on the Victor Canning novel The House of the Seven Flies, published in 1952.[4]


Story of an American skipper who becomes entangled with the Dutch police and international crooks over sunken treasure but survives and finds romance.


Critical reception

In a contemporary review, The New York Times called the film "an unpretentious but satisfying entertainment";[5] whereas more recently, the Radio Times called it a "bland B-movie."[6]

Box office

According to MGM records, the film earned $415,000 in the U.S. and Canada and $650,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $20,000.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ "The House of the Seven Hawks (1959)". Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.
  3. ^ "The House of the Seven Hawks (1959) - Notes -". Turner Classic Movies.
  4. ^ "The House of the Seven Hawks (1959) - Articles -". Turner Classic Movies.
  5. ^ "Movie Reviews". The New York Times. 7 October 2021.
  6. ^ "The House of the Seven Hawks – review - cast and crew, movie star rating and where to watch film on TV and online". Radio Times.

External links

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