The movie that launched both Flynn and the '30s cycle of swashbucklers. Conceived by Warner Brothers as a rival to MGM's Mutiny on the Bounty, it's a straightforward adaptation of Sabatini's adventure novel about a young doctor who starts as a deportee, succeeds as a pirate, and winds up as Governor of Jamaica, with Olivia de Havilland on his arm. Less florid sword-play than in later movies, but the formula is all there.
Cast and crew
Errol Flynn Olivia de Havilland Basil Rathbone Lionel Atwill Ross Alexander Guy Kibbee Henry Stephenson Robert Barrat