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Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Hayward ... Captain Peter Blood
Patricia Medina ... Isabelita Sotomayor
George Macready ... Marquis de Riconete
Alfonso Bedoya ... Carmilio
Dona Drake ... Pepita Maria Rosados
Lowell Gilmore ... George Fairfax
Wilton Graff ... Capt. Alvarado
Curt Bois ... King Charles II
Lumsden Hare ... Tom Mannering
Billy Bevan ... Billy Bragg (as William Bevan)
Harry Cording ... Will Ward
Duke York Duke York ... Andrew Hardy
Sven Hugo Borg ... Swede
Martin Garralaga ... Antonio Viamonte
James Fairfax James Fairfax ... Nat Russell
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Storyline

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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Sabatini's famous buccaneer in swashbuckling adventure...exotic romance!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebe unter schwarzen Segeln See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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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Referenced in Woman on the Run (1950) See more »

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Fortunes of Captain Blood is a Misfortune for Viewers **
24 June 2007 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

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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