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Captain Blood (1935)


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When British actor Robert Donat dropped out of Warner Bros. Captain Blood, the studio took a chance on its new contractee, Tasmania-born Errol Flynn. Adapted from the novel by Rafael Sabatini, the film is set during the oppressive reign of King James II. Irish physician Peter Blood (Errol Flynn), arrested for treating a wounded anti-crown rebel, is condemned to slavery in Jamaica. Here he earns several privileges after treating the governor (George Hassell) for gout; this does not rest well with


Classics, Action & Adventure

Casey Robinson

Apr 19, 2005

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Michael Curtiz, the most polished of Warner's studio technicians, starts Flynn off royally.

February 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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It's a spectacle which will establish both Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.

June 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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With a spirited and criminally good-looking Australian named Errol Flynn playing the genteel buccaneer to the hilt, the photoplay recaptures the air of high romantic adventure which is so essential to the tale.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The movie that launched both Flynn and the '30s cycle of swashbucklers.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Flynn's star-making swashbuckler is right on target.

February 10, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Lavish pirate adventure that launched Errol Flynn onto 1930's screens and ensured that buckles would be swashed for a good few years to follow.

February 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Crammed full of all the adventure that $1 million in 1935 dollars could buy... It's all so much candy, I guess, but candy made with the utmost precision and attention.

May 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

That's how to recreate Fairbanks bravado!

May 15, 2011 Full Review Source: CinePassion

It's hard to underestimate its impact at the time, but it's still very effective to this day.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

The young Errol Flynn shows that he is the perfect swasbuckling hero in Michael Curtiz's enjoyable remake of the 1923 silent; three years later, Flynn made the more impressive Adventures of Robin Hood, also with Olivia De Havilland.

February 13, 2008 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

...still holds up today as one of those too-good-to-be-true Hollywood success stories.

April 6, 2006 Full Review Source:

Back then, Warner Brothers sure knew how to make these adventures a great time at the movies and today, "Captain Blood" is immensely captivating.

April 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Not nearly as exciting as 1940's The Sea Hawk but a sturdy first swashbuckling foray for Flynn.

April 20, 2005 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

can verge on adventure overkill

April 13, 2005 Full Review Source:

...a great costume epic and quite a lot of fun.

April 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

One of the better swashbucklers.

January 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Rousing swashbuckling of the variety that you don't see much anymore.

August 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

This is Flynn's show, and he is exhilarating in the film which launched his career.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4

Flynn at his best. Curtiz at the top of his form

August 26, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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