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Captain Blood (1924)

Peter Blood, a young Irish physician, treats a rebel soldier wounded in battle, and he is arrested, tried for treason and sent into slavery to Barbados. He and his friend Jeremy are bought ... See full summary »

Directors:

David Smith, Albert E. Smith (uncredited)

Writers:

Rafael Sabatini (novel), Jay Pilcher (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Warren Kerrigan ... Capt. Peter Blood
Jean Paige ... Arabella Bishop
Charlotte Merriam ... Mary Traill
James Morrison ... Jeremy Pitt
Allan Forrest ... Lord Julian Wade
Bertram Grassby ... Don Diego
Otis Harlan ... Corliss
Jack Curtis ... Wolverstone
Wilfrid North Wilfrid North ... Col. Bishop
Otto Matieson ... Lord Jeffreys
Robert Bolder ... Adm. van der Kuylen
Templar Saxe Templar Saxe ... Gov. Steed
Henry A. Barrows Henry A. Barrows ... Lord Willoughby
Boyd Irwin Boyd Irwin ... Levasseur
Henry Hebert ... Capt. Hobart
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Peter Blood, a young Irish physician, treats a rebel soldier wounded in battle, and he is arrested, tried for treason and sent into slavery to Barbados. He and his friend Jeremy are bought by the vicious Col. Bishop, who purchases them for his niece Arabella. Blood rallies the other slaves to rebel against their slavery; they escape and take over a Spanish galleon. Blood and his crew become pirates and the scourge of the Caribbean. England, at war with France and losing, offers him a commission in the Royal Navy if he will fight for them. Blood, who has no love for the French but even less for the English, has to decide whether it's better for he and his men to fight with the English or against them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The Enthralling Tale of a Plunderer's Love for a Monarch's Daughter (original ad) See more »


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

21 September 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Capitão Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Newport Bay, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$205,141
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When director David Smith took ill, producer Albert E. Smith (who was also his brother) took over direction of the picture until David became well enough to return. See more »

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Remade as The Captain (1946) See more »

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******Still Life
13 August 2019 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Actually, it wasn't as static as I'm making it out. I think I've been spoiled by the 1935 Errol Flynn version - now, there was an action picture. This one concentrates on character development rather than excitement, at least that's how I interpreted it. This silent version is also a tribute to the hard work done by the unsung heroes at the Library of Congress to restore old movies in need of restoration. This one had been cannibalized by Warner Bros. for their remake , having removed many battle scenes, except for a rousing one at the end of the picture.

This restoration is clear and with hardly any flaws in the print. It has a cast of long forgotten actors, and, truth be told, is just not as interesting as the later version. Shown at Capitolfest, Rome, NY, 8/19.

****** 6/10 - Website no longer prints my star rating.


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