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Captain Blood


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  Captain Blood Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
7.67 /10
 
Starring
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
   
Genre: ACTION
SWASHBUCKLER
ADVENTURE
COSTUME
   
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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