The Swashathon is here! Celebrate films of swashbuckling adventure

100 years ago today, Douglas Fairbanks leaped across the silver screen for the very first time. What better way to celebrate than to hold a blogathon of swashbuckling adventure?

Some of the best bloggers on the internet have joined me for the festivities. I will be updating this page over the next three days so be sure to check back often. Enjoy!


Participants: If you don’t see your link below, please let me know ASAP so I can be sure to add you. Thanks so much for participating and enjoy the blogathon!

The pirate movie? Isn’t it rated ARRRRRR?

Hoist the sails, mateys! High seas adventure for all!

The Last Drive-In | The Sea Hawk (1924)

The Hitless Wonder | The Sea Hawk (1940)

Old Hollywood Films | Treasure Island (1950)

A Shroud of Thoughts | The Black Swan (1942)

Moon in Gemini | Captain Blood (1935)

Critica Retro | The Black Pirate (1926)

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of pop!

Pirate comedies and musicals.

Destroy All Fanboys | The Pirate (1948)

Silver Screenings | The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

The Joy and Agony of Movies | The Crimson Pirate (1952)

The female of the species…

Deadly women of classic swashbucklers.

Cinemaven’s Essays from the Couch | Anne of the Indies (1951)

Speakeasy | The Wicked Lady (1945)

Martial swash

Military swashbuckling.

The Mind of Levine | Ginga Din (1939)

Open, sez me!

Arabian nights adventures.

Love Letters to Old Hollywood | A Thousand and One Nights (1945)

MovieFanFare | Arabian Nights (1942)

Paul M. Cobb | The Golden Blade (1953)

100 Films in a Year | The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Totally Filmi | Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp (1952)

A swash of spies

Shh! Secret swashing.

Special Purpose Movie Blog | The 39 Steps (1935)

The Cinematic Frontier | All Through the Night (1941)

Movies Silently | The Fighting Eagle (1927)

Le Swash!

Swashbucklers with a French accent.

Timeless Hollywood | The Three Musketeers (1921)

Back to Golden Days | The Three Musketeers (1948)

Cary Grant Won’t Eat You | Frenchman’s Creek (1944)

Portraits by Jenni | The Corsican Brothers (1941)

Girls Do Film | The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Are you ready for your date with Madame Guillotine?

Swashing through the French Revolution.

Serendipitous Anachronisms | The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

Movie Movie Blog Blog | The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950)

Moon in Gemini | Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

Mildred’s Fatburgers | Scaramouche (1923)

I left my heart in Mitteleurope

Fictional kingdoms on the brink.

Scribblings | Ruperts of Hentzau

Caftan Woman | The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)

Now Voyaging | The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Silver Scenes | The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

Men in tights

Fabulously festooned historical swashbucklers!

La Mot du Cinephiliaque | The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

The Movie Rat | Robin Hood Daffy (1958)

Karavansara | The Court Jester (1955)

The Stop Button | The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

American Swash

From Old California to the Wild West to modern days.

Big V Riot Squad | Cisco Kid was a Friend of Mine

Movie Movie Blog Blog | The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Citizen Screen | The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Princess April Morning-Glory | A Modern Musketeer (1917)

Silver Scenes | Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964)

Buckling swash in the real world

True stories of cinematic swashbucklers.

Sister Celluloid | Four Extraordinary Heroes, One Regiment: Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman, Claude Rains and Herbert Marshall in World War I

David Bruce Appreciation Society | Errol Flynn and David Bruce: Real and Reel Swashbucklers

46 Replies to “The Swashathon is here! Celebrate films of swashbuckling adventure”

  1. The Swashathon is quite an adventure Kiddoe! I LOVE the sub-headings for all the different versions on a theme! Terrific posts and a wonderful event yet again…Brava!!!!

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