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Captain Blood (1935) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Harry Joe Brown, Gordon Hollingshead and Jack L. Warner.

The film was based on the novel Captain Blood: His Odyssey written by Rafael Sabatini published in 1922.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorMichael CurtizNominated
Best Music - ScoringWarner Bros.-First National Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department (Score by ErNominated
Best PictureCosmopolitanNominated
Best WritingCasey RobinsonNominated
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Captain Blood (1935) Starring Flynn and De Havilland

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 8, 2019 From 4 Star Films

To a certain stratum of society?— namely classic movie fans — it’s nearly impossible to imagine Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland not being paired together or not being box office draws, for that matter. However, on both accounts in 1935, the studio was taking quite the risk, sti... Read full article


Captain Blood (1935)

By Amanda Garrett on Jul 3, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the swashbuckler Captain Blood (1935), starring Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn. This article is part of The Second Annual Olivia de Havilland Blogathon + Errol Flynn hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. The 1935 pi... Read full article


Captain Blood (1935)

By Cameron on Jul 30, 2014 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://phineasazcuy.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/captain-blood-a-film-is-born/ Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own Warner Brothers’ Studio thought that a big, swashbuckling pirate movie would be just the thing after other studios found success with Treasure Island (1934) and The Cou... Read full article


Captain Blood (1935)

By Cameron on Jul 30, 2014 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://phineasazcuy.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/captain-blood-a-film-is-born/ Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own Warner Brothers’ Studio thought that a big, swashbuckling pirate movie would be just the thing after other studios found success with Treasure Island (1934) and The Cou... Read full article


Captain Blood (1935) (2)

By Beatrice on May 6, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Captain Blood Directed by Michael Curtiz 1935/USA Warner Bros Repeat viewing #88 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Captain Peter Blood (Errol Flynn) is living peacefully as a physician when he is called on to tend a wounded rebel. ?For his trouble, he is convicted of treason and transported... Read full article


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Dr. Peter Blood: I've resented you because your name's Bishop. My thoughts have lumped you with your uncle. How was I to know, be dad, that a devil could have... that a devil could have an angel for a niece.
Arabella Bishop: From a resentful man that is a pretty fair compliment.


[after Baron Jeffreys instructs the jury to find Blood guilty of treason]
Dr. Peter Blood: What a creature must sit on the throne who lets a man like you deal out his justice.


Capt. Hobart: You may find me great enough to hang you.
Dr. Peter Blood: Faith, yes, I don't doubt it. You've the looks and manners of a hangman.


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Facts about

Robert Donat was cast in the title role, but couldn't complete it because of chronic health health issues. 'Leslie Howard' (v) was second choice but was either unavailable or uninterested. Fredric March, Ronald Colman and Clark Gable were also considered by supervisor Harry Joe Brown. After George Brent, Brian Aherne and Errol Flynn were tested, Warners decided to take a gamble on the unknown Australian.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 27, 1937 with Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Henry Stephenson reprising their film roles.
The first film to feature a musical score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, one of Hollywood's greatest composers. Korngold was given three weeks to score the film, although during the day he was working on adapting the score of an operetta for Paramount called Give Us This Night. He worked nights on the score for this film.
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