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Captain Pirate (1952)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 27 August 1952 (USA)
In 1690, pardoned pirate Captain Blood's quiet existence is shaken when the Crown re-arrests him on fresh piracy charges but the captain suspects he's being set-up.

Director:

Ralph Murphy

Writers:

Rafael Sabatini (novel), Robert Libott (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Louis Hayward ... Capt. Peter Blood
Patricia Medina ... Dona Isabella
John Sutton ... Capt. Hilary Evans
Charles Irwin Charles Irwin ... Angus McVickers
Ted de Corsia ... Capt. Easterling
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Gov. Henry Carlyle
Malú Gatica ... Amanda (as Malu Gatica)
George Givot ... Tomas Velasquez
Robert McNeeley Robert McNeeley ... Manuelito (as Robert McNeely)
Nina Koshetz Nina Koshetz ... Madame Duval
Lester Matthews ... Col. Ramsey
Sven Hugo Borg ... Swede
Sandro Giglio Sandro Giglio ... Don Ramon
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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 Indies, practicing medicine and planning his marriage to Isabella. But his peaceful existence is shattered when Hilary Evans arrives and arrests him on a piracy charge. Somebody has been raiding the islands, and making it appear it was Captain Blood. In order to prove his innocence, Captain Blood has to sail again under the "Jolly Roger." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Passions run hot and blood runs cold!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Captain Blood and the pirates first sail the sky behind the ship looks odd and full of bumps. This is because it was a backdrop painted on the poured concrete side of a sound stage which was built on the edge of the pool. See more »

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Though the film is set in 1690, one of the characters sings "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's opera "The Barber of Seville," which wasn't written until 1816. See more »

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Follows Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950) See more »

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The Bland Pirate
9 February 2007 | by mrsolo1See all my reviews

Bland filming of Sabatini's "Return of Captain Blood" has some good players, but lackluster direction, weak script and poor miniatures bring it down. The cyclorama behind many of the ship scenes is wrinkled and the models are not convincing. Certainly not up to the classic Flynn and Power swashbucklers and lacking the wit and sense of fun found in "The Crimson Pirate" released the same year. Louis Hayward is capable in the lead role, but lacks Errol Flynn's charisma. Patricia Medina is lovely but doesn't have much to do. Only George Givot and Ted de Corsia play their characters broad enough to make them classic pirates and Jay Novello stands out as the treacherous Egyptian. Still, it's a competent swashbuckler and is a pleasant way to kill some time.


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