Captain Blood

directed by Michael Curtiz
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Action/Adventure"
Year of Release:1935
Date Added:02/03/2008
Date Watched:04/02/2015
Description:Doctor Peter Blood (Errol Flynn) is caught treating one of King James' enemies and is sentence to slavery in Jamaica. Arabella (Olivia de Havilland), the daughter of the governor, buys him and soon is in love with him. Her uncle, Colonel Bishop, hates Blood and makes his life miserable. When a Spanish ship attacks, Blood and the other slaves escape and steal the ship, becoming pirates. For a time, Blood partners with French pirate Levasseur (Basil Rathbone), but when the Frenchman captures a ship with Arabella on board, the two fight for the girl and Blood kills the other pirate. An emissary from England tells Blood that James has been replaced by William and the new king is offering Blood pardon to fight the French. When Blood arrives in Jamaica, he defeats two French ships bombing the port. The emissary makes him the new governor and he and Arabella get together.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Captain Blood

Review - Captain Blood

Flynn's Captain Blood is a smart-mouthed jerk who is easy to dislike for the first half of the movie. The plot is ridiculously unbelievable, with little plot development. The special effects are poor, as you would expect from a movie made in 1935, but the toy ships distracted me considerably. Still, it made a good try at rollicking good fun and wasn't awful to watch.
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