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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)

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


Captain Blood (1935) (1)

By Kristen on Aug 3, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

It’s easy to see where Pirates of the Caribbean (the film not the ride) got their inspiration; from Errol Flynn and Captain Blood. ?I’m not a fan of pirate adventure films but I wanted a better grasp of Flynn’s background considering the rabid fan base that got him the win in the 1... Read full article


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Quotes from

[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.


Dr. Peter Blood: Men, I've just heard a startling piece of news - King James is kicked out of England and good King William reigns in his stead.
[the crew all cheer]
Dr. Peter Blood: For me this changes the shape of the world. For you who were slaves with me, it means that we're no longer slaves, that we once more have a home and a country. For you who are English it means a chance to fight for your native land... for I now propose to sail into Port Royal and take it from the French! Those of you who are not English will have to be content with fighting for Captain Blood... and the loot you'll find on the French ships. Are you willing to fight, men?
[the crew all cheer, "Aye"]


Dr. Peter Blood: How was I to know, be dad, that a devil could have... that a devil could have an angel for a niece.


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Facts about

His first major starring role, Errol Flynn was so nervous during the initial shooting that director Michael Curtiz had to re-shoot his early scenes much later into the production, by which time Flynn had gained a level of confidence.
Lord Willoughby is a combination of Lord Julian Wade and Lord Willoughby, the two nobleman characters from Rafael Sabatini's book.
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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