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Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950)

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When he unwittingly sends some of his men into a trap, pirate Captain Peter Blood decides to rescue them. They've been taken prisoner by the Spanish Marquis de Riconete who is now using ... See full summary »

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Marquis de Riconete
Alfonso Bedoya ...
Carmilio, Prison Overseer
Dona Drake ...
Pepita Maria Rosados
Lowell Gilmore ...
George Fairfax
Wilton Graff ...
Capt. Alvarado
Curt Bois ...
Lumsden Hare ...
Tom Mannering
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Billy Bragg (as William Bevan)
Harry Cording ...
Will Ward
Duke York ...
Andrew Hardy
Sven Hugo Borg ...
Swede
Martin Garralaga ...
Antonio Viamonte
James Fairfax ...
Nat Russell
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When he unwittingly sends some of his men into a trap, pirate Captain Peter Blood decides to rescue them. They've been taken prisoner by the Spanish Marquis de Riconete who is now using them as slave labor harvesting pearls from the sea. With help of the Marquis' daughter Isabelita he not only manages to rescue his men but also vanquishes the Marquis in a sea battle. Written by garykmcd

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19 May 1950 (USA)  »

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Liebe unter schwarzen Segeln  »

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In the beginning of the picture, Captain Blood orders two warning shots fired across the bow of a ship. When they do not respond, he orders the crew to raise the Jolly Roger, which they do. However, the pirate flag was already flying when the shots were fired. See more »

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[first lines]
Ship's Lookout: Captain Blood! Captain Blood, there's a prize off our starboard bow flying Spanish colors.
Capt. Peter Blood: Bosun.
Boatswain: Aye, sir?
Capt. Peter Blood: Man the guns. Cram on full sail.
Boatswain: [blows whistle] Man the guns!
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For the most part UnFortunate...
28 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another low budget presentation from 'The Germ of the Ocean', Columbia. What can be deduced is that these were the adventures of Peter Blood somewhere between the time he escaped slavery and before he became Governor. Any resemblance to the WB CAPTAIN BLOOD (1935) is purely coincidental in that they both featured Peter Blood.

Louis Hayward as Peter Blood seems to want to get this over with and collect his check. His all to quick winning smile seems drawn and tired. His performance has none of the verve that he showed in THE SAINT IN NEW YORK, THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK or SON OF MONTE CRISTO. Patricia Medina also is just putting in time, with a look at me I'm pretty attitude. Only George MacCready really delivers the goods. Of course being the villain does give him extra latitude.

There is something about the 'B' films of Columbia from the mid 1930's to 1950's that is really noticeable, the flat lighting. There does not appear to be any shadows and little shading. Its like they just turned all the lights on and started filming. This does not help either the actors the sets or special visual effects. It sends this picture below 'C' level.

Addendum; Louis Hayward and Patricia Medina made CAPTAIN PIRATE (1952). Columbia added color but little else rating the same IMDb****FOUR (4).


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