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Year
1935
Runtime
119 min.
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Action, Drama, Romance, Adventure
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
8,614
Checks
2,129
Favs
137
Dislikes
10
Favs/checks
6.4% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. vladdy's avatar

    vladdy

    Really fun. I wish they still knew how to make these. 9 years 6 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Captain Blood is a relatively serious film for Errol Flynn (his first as leading man), smacking of the historical biopic, even though it's actually based on a novel about an entirely fictional doctor falsely accused of rebellion who eventually turns pirate against the tyranny of King James' England in the Caribbean. In fact, it takes half the length before we get to proper swashbuckling. I minded not at all. Blood's roguish demeanor and verbal sparring with those who consistently wrong him are more than enough to sustain my interest. When we do get to sea, director Michael Curtiz puts his considerable skills to creating ship battles that look realistic and dynamic, though probably fewer sword fights than you'd imagine. Grand spectacle, sure, but Captain Blood is more about an irrepressible personality than it is about action set pieces. 3 years 5 months ago
  3. inhonoredglory's avatar

    inhonoredglory

    Nice to see Flynn in a more serious role. Great action and plot. Love the tables turning - perfect! The love/hate between him and deHavilland was sparkling! 9 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #54 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  2. This movie ranks #92 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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