The House of the Seven Hawks

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]

The House of the Seven Hawks
Theatrical Film Poster
Directed byRichard Thorpe
Produced byDavid Rose (uncredited)
Written byJo Eisinger
Based onnovel The House of the Seven Flies by Victor Canning
Music byClifton Parker
Muir Mathieson
CinematographyTed Scaife
Edited byErnest Walter
Coronado Productions
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$1,065,000[1]


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 US and Canada and $650,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $20,000.[1]


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