The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini . Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.
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 »
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
In 1690, years have passed since Captain Blood was pardoned by the Crown for his daring deeds against the Spanish on the Spanish Main, and he is living quietly on his plantation in the West... See full summary »
Sean Flynn swashes but never buckles as the son of Captain Blood, a role played years earlier by his father, Errol. He fights pirates, withstands a hurricane and ends up with the beautiful leading lady, Alessandra Penaro at the final fade. This is by no means a great film (it is far better when seen in its original CinemaScope, which, alas, is not available on the video version), but as one of the last films of its type it is well worth a viewing. The handsome Flynn made only a handful of films before going missing as a war photographer in Cambodia, and this is his best. (If you like him in this one, try Mission to Venice.)THE SON OF CAPTAIN BLOOD is a great guilty pleasure for a rainy Sunday
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