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Captain Blood

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.67 /10
Errol Flynn , Olivia De Havilland , Basil Rathbone
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Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Written by: Casey Robinson from Rafael Sabatini's novel

Released: 1935
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 119

British surgeon with unfortunate name of Blood (Errol Flynn) turns Caribbean pirate.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Magnificent swashbuckler well liked by critics and audiences. It made stars of Errol Flynn and teenage actress Olivia de Havilland into stars (they went on to make seven more films together). Michael (Casablanca) Curtiz directs the mayhem with panache, and this remains probably the most exciting pirate movie of all time. The 119-minute version is greatly to be preferred.

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