Captain Blood

Film, Action and adventure
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.

By: RG

Release details

118 mins

Cast and crew

Michael Curtiz
Casey Robinson
Errol Flynn
Olivia de Havilland
Basil Rathbone
Lionel Atwill
Ross Alexander
Guy Kibbee
Henry Stephenson
Robert Barrat
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