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 »
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
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 »
Fortunes of Captain Blood is a Misfortune for Viewers **
The dashing Louis Hayward, who was once married to Ida Lupino, was no Errol Flynn and that's one of the many problems in this very disappointing 1950 film.
Even the so called swashbuckling scenes lack luster. Part of the problem may be attributed to the fact that this film was in black and white.
Patricia Medina's role as a selfish niece, who changes course real fast after falling for Peter Blood, comes on too quickly. In many of the scenes, Miss Medina, an excellent actress, looks like she is in pain or in deep depression. I would probably join her if I had been in this production as well.
As always, George MacReady plays a sinister character quite well.
The slaves in this film don't exactly look like they have suffered under slavery for too long.
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