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The Mark of the Hawk is a 1957
1957 in film
The year 1957 in film involved some significant events.-Events:* October 21 - The movie Jailhouse Rock, starring Elvis Presley, opens.-Top grossing films : After theatrical re-issue-Awards:...

 drama film, directed by Michael Audley
Michael Audley
Michael Audley was an American film director and dialogue advisor.His most notable film as a director is The Mark of the Hawk although he assisted on The Naked Maja .-External links:...

 with a screenplay by Lloyd Young (better known for his sound work on other films) and H.Kenn Carmichael. The film stars Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt
Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby." Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the...

 and Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat.In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field...

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The plot concerns issues surrounding African independence and the efforts of the primary characters to prevent this spilling over into violent clashes.

Cast

  • Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby." Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the...

     as Renee
  • Sidney Poitier
    Sidney Poitier
    Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat.In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field...

     as Obam
  • Juano Hernandez
    Juano Hernández
    Juano Hernández was a Puerto Rican stage and film actor of African descent who was a pioneer in the African-American film industry. He made his debut in an Oscar Micheaux film, "The Girl from Chicago" which was directed at black audiences. Hernández also performed in a serious of dramatic roles in...

     as Amugu
  • John McIntire
    John McIntire
    John McIntire was an American character actor.-Career:The craggy-faced film actor was born in Spokane in eastern Washington State but reared in Montana, growing up around ranchers and cowboys, an experience that would later inspire his performances in dozens of westerns.A graduate of USC, McIntire...

     as Bruce Craig
  • Helen Horton as Barbara Craig
  • Marne Maitland
    Marne Maitland
    James Marne Maitland was an Anglo-Indian character actor in British films and television programmes.He made his film debut in Cairo Road , and went onto be type cast as villains from the Far East, particularly for Hammer Film Productions...

     as Sandar Lai
  • Gerard Heinz
    Gerard Heinz
    Gerard Heinz , born Gerhard Hinze, was an actor. He later moved to England, where he changed his name to Gerard Heinz. He appeared in almost 60 movies , and a number of stage productions...

     as Governor General
  • Patrick Allen
    Patrick Allen
    John Keith Patrick Allen was a British film, television and voice actor.-Life and career:Allen was born in Nyasaland , where his father was a tobacco farmer. After his parents returned to Britain, he was evacuated to Canada during World War II where he remained to finish his education at McGill...

     as Gregory
  • Earl Cameron
    Earl Cameron (actor)
    Earl Cameron, CBE is a Bermudian actor. He is known as one of the first black actors to break the "colour bar" in the United Kingdom, along with Cy Grant...

     as Prosecutor
  • Ewen Solon
    Ewen Solon
    Ewen Solon was a New Zealand-born actor, who worked extensively in both the United Kingdom and Australia....

     as Inspector
  • Lockwood West
    Lockwood West
    Lockwood West was a British actor. He is the father of actor Timothy West and the grandfather of actor Samuel West....

     as Magistrate
  • Francis Matthews
    Francis Matthews (actor)
    -Early life:Matthews attended St Michael's Jesuit College, Leeds and started his acting career with Leeds repertory theatre before service in the Royal Navy.-Career:...

     as Overholt
  • Harold Siddons
    Harold Siddons
    Harold Siddons was a British film and television actor, appearing in Genevieve, The Dam Busters, Appointment in London, They Who Dare, The Purple Plain, Quatermass and the Pit, A Night To Remember and The Wrong Arm of the Law...

     as Ist Officer
  • Frederick Treves
    Frederick Treves (actor)
    Frederick William Treves BEM, is an English character actor with an extensive repertoire, specialising in avuncular military and titled types....

     as 2nd Officer

External links

  • The Mark of the Hawk - BFI
    British Film Institute
    The British Film Institute is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to:-Cinemas:The BFI runs the BFI Southbank and IMAX theatre, both located on the south bank of the River Thames in London...

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