The Swashathon is Here!

The Swashathon is here at last! Bloggers from all around the web will be submitting posts on glorious adventure films from all around the world. Check back often over the next four days as I will be updating this post as participants complete their submissions.

Read, enjoy, and use the #Swashathon tag so we can all find one another. Most of all, have fun! Swashbucklers belong to the swingiest, actionest genre of them all and these posts will reflect that spirit.

The proper swashbuckler attitude, courtesy of the godfather of the genre, Douglas Fairbanks.

I’ve divided up the posts into sub-categories for easy browsing. Some posts fit more than one category but I slipped them in where I thought they worked best. It’s all arbitrary and for fun, I hope you like it.

P.S. To readers: Be sure to leave lots of positive comments on participating blogs! I’m sure they will like the feedback.

Rated ARRRR!

Pirates in the movies.

The Midnite Drive-In | In the Shadow of the Skull and Crossbones

Taking Up Room | X Marks the Spot: Treasure Island (1990)

A Viewer’s Guide to Classic Films | The Buccaneer: “The Pirate Said He’d Help Us…”

Lifes Daily Lessons Blog | Pirates, Myths and A Swashbuckling Blogathon: Nate and Heyes (1983)

Taking Up Room | Why I Like the First “Pirates” Best: Pirates of the Caribbean (2004)

Movies Silently | The Black Pirate (1926)

Cinematic Catharsis | Captain Clegg (1962)

Old Hollywood Films | Jamaica Inn (1939)

Modern Swashbucklers

100% more swashbuckler spirit, 100% fewer plumed hats.

Cinematic Scribblings | The Reluctant Swashbuckler: That Man from Rio (1964)

Century Film Project | A Modern Musketeer (1917)

Lady Killers

Silly boys! Swashbuckling is for girls.

Maddy Loves Her Classic Movies | Anne of the Indies (1951)

Christina Wehner | Pirate Chic? Maureen O’Hara Shows Us How: Against All Flags (1952)

Men in Tights

Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan and general times of tight trousers and/or trunkhose.

The INCspotlight | Don Juan (1926)

Caftan Woman | Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

Skalpell und Katzenklaue | Robin Hood (1922)

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Outlaws, assassins and bandits.

Scribblings | A Matter of Dancing Madness

Strictly Vintage Hollywood | Rudolph Valentino in The Eagle (1925)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society | “The Pirate:” A Tale of a Romantic Spanish Maiden and a Swashbuckling Caribbean Actor

Prince of Hollywood | Gunga Din: An Adventure in Friendship

Thence We Fence

Films with famous swordplay and the cavalier spirit.

Silver Screenings | Inigo Montoya’s Triumphant Speech: The Princess Bride (1987)

Critica Retro | The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Silver Scenes | Scaramouche (1952)

Movies Meet Their Match | The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)

Sacré bleu! Le Swashbuckler!

French novels, French settings. We’ll always have Paris, even if it’s a soundstage in Burbank.

David L. Gill for Zekefilm | Monsieur Beaucaire (1924)

dbmoviesblog | The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

Karavansara | The Three Musketeers (1974) and The Four Musketeers (1974)

Hamlette’s Soliloquy | The Three Musketeers (1993)

Malice in the Palace

Swashbucklers full of coups d’état, conspiracies and general political scheming.

Totally Filmi | Dharam Veer (1977)

Coffee, Classics & Craziness | The Sea Hawk (1940)

Sat in Your Lap | The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Swashbuckling in Spurs

Swashbucklers of the west and old California.

Big V Riot Squad | Zorro: From Douglas Fairbanks to Antonio Banderas

F for Films | The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Do You Believe in Magic?

Swashbucklers with science fiction and fantasy elements. Or sci-fi and fantasy with swashbuckler elements.

Web of the Big Damn Spider | Krull (1983)

Thoughts All Sorts | Swashbuckling with Dragons and a Princess (of course): George and the Dragon (2004)

Old School Evil | Pirates of Dark Water (1991-1992)

The Lonely Critic | The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Moon in Gemini | Firefly is a Sci-Fi Western AND a Swashbuckler!


Swashbucklers with a sense of humor, wacky, subtle and everything in between.

Once Upon a Screen… | The Legend of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Realweegiemidget  | Yellowbeard (1983)

John V’s Eclectic Avenue | Set Sail With The Crimson Pirate!

The Filmatelist | Pauvre, Pauvre Pussycat: The Two Mouseketeers (1951)

Not This Time, Nayland Smith | Blackie the Pirate (1971)

Sat in Your Lap | The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood | Danny Kaye excels as… The Court Jester (1956)

The Movie Rat | The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950)

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