Captain Blood
Captain Blood (1935)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 19, 2005
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

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

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Time Out

The movie that launched both Flynn and the '30s cycle of swashbucklers.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Variety Staff
Variety

It's a spectacle which will establish both Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Flynn's star-making swashbuckler is right on target.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

That's how to recreate Fairbanks bravado!

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Andre Sennwald
New York Times

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.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
'Jack Sparrow' you say?? Errol's first big role and a darn good one at that. Looking dashing, your typical cutlass wielding buccaneer, along with… More
Stella Dallas
see this before the remake scheduled for 2011. yeah it's old school, starring a 25 year old unknown named errol flynn. it made him an overnight sensation… More
AJ Verser
If you love pirate movies and the stars of the 30s, you'll enjoy this movie. It has a lot of good actors, it's exciting, and hey it's a pirate… More
Alexander Wilson
Not as good as I had hoped for. Stiff upper lip, boring, supposedly a classic, but wasn't making me feel enthralled. There ARE better pirate movies. Fact.
Devon Bott
Captain Blood marks the star-creating, breakthrough performances of both Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. It's also one of the great epics of early… More
Jennifer Xu
Errol Flynn movies are a ton of fun and make my blood pressure higher from all that suspense, but I liked Robin Hood better, and this movie was pretty much… More

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