Captain Blood

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

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.


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