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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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Quotes from

Sentry: Pirates! Spanish pirates!
Dr. Peter Blood: This is what I call a timely interruption! Though what'll come of it - the devil himself only knows!


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.


[the former slaves have taken the Spanish ship - as the Spaniards return, their boats are destroyed by the ship's cannons]
Henry Hagthorpe: Didn't I tell you I was a gunner, sir?
Dr. Peter Blood: You did that, you son of a Yorkshire steer - and bless your rusty heart, it's a gunner you are!


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Facts about

In the original novel, Captain Blood and Captain Levasseur are fighting over Madamoiselle d'Onefoys and not Arabella Bishop. The two characters were combined into one to save money for the production.
The first talkie to be based on a novel by then popular novelist Rafael Sabatini.
The first screen duel between Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, to be replayed three years later and to grander effect in The Adventures of Robin Hood.
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