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Captain Blood (1935)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 28 December 1935 (USA)
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Rafael Sabatini (by), Casey Robinson (screen play)
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Errol Flynn ... Peter Blood
Olivia de Havilland ... Arabella Bishop
Lionel Atwill ... Colonel Bishop
Basil Rathbone ... Levasseur
Ross Alexander ... Jeremy Pitt
Guy Kibbee ... Hagthorpe
Henry Stephenson ... Lord Willoughby
Robert Barrat ... Wolverstone
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Dr. Bronson
Donald Meek ... Dr. Whacker
Jessie Ralph ... Mrs. Barlow
Forrester Harvey ... Honesty Nuttall
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Rev. Ogle
Holmes Herbert ... Capt. Gardner
David Torrence ... Andrew Baynes
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Arrested during the Monmouth Rebellion and falsely convicted of treason, Dr. Peter Blood is banished to the West Indies and sold into slavery. In Port Royal, Jamaica the Governor's daughter Arabella Bishop buys him for £10 to spite her uncle, Col. Bishop who owns a major plantation. Life is hard for the men and for Blood as well. By chance he treats the Governor's gout and is soon part of the medical service. He dreams of freedom and when the opportunity strikes, he and his friends rebel taking over a Spanish ship that has attacked the city. Soon, they are the most feared pirates on the seas, men without a country attacking all ships. When Arabella is prisoner, Blood decides to return her to Port Royal only to find that it is under the control of England's new enemy, France. All of them must decide if they are to fight for their new King. Written by garykmcd

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THE MOST MAGNIFICENT & THRILLING SEA ADVENTURE EVER FILMED (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Action | Adventure

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Trivia

One of the few movies where Errol Flynn appears completely clean shaven. See more »

Goofs

When Arabella Bishop's ship is spotted by Blood's ship, the lookout yells a ship to the port bow. Capt Blood, in his stern cabin, rises and walks the rear windows and looks to the starboard side aft where he sees the ship. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeremy Pitt: Doctor Blood! Doctor Blood!
Mrs. Barlow: Who, who is it?
Dr. Peter Blood: That we'll know better when you've opened the door.
Mrs. Barlow: Me?
Dr. Peter Blood: My mistake, after I've opened the door.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Fugal Episode from Prometheus
(1850, revised 1855) (uncredited)
Composed by Franz Liszt
Adapted and Re-orchestrated by Hugo Friedhofer and Erich Wolfgang Korngold
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Full-blooded pirate adventure!
5 December 1998 | by EffieSee all my reviews

Flynn's first starring role in Hollywood! This is a lavish, knock-you-silly gorgeous production with a solid, book-based plot, packed with action, salt water, swordplay AND hordes of pirates "celebrating in pirate fashion" (!). Flynn and de Havilland spark as they spar in the best love-hate mode, and this time, when she inadvisedly condescends to him in his slavery, his pride is as involved as hers. Suave, deadly French pirate captain Rathbone's betrayal of Flynn makes their thrilling, fated-from-the-start duel very satisfying indeed. The icing on the cake -- Flynn at his slim, youthful, sexy freshest, so beautiful he breaks your heart!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 December 1935 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Corona, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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