Sunday, April 29, 2018

Captain Blood

Captain Blood is a 1935 adventure film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Basil Rathbone. Flynn is a wrongly convicted and enslaved doctor who escapes to become a pirate. The Husband loves the swashbuckler movies, and this is a classic example.

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Sometimes you can find it online, such as here:


The New York Times has a positive review from the time of the film's release. Slant Magazine gives it 3 out of 4 stars, particularly praising "Flynn’s wicked, wicked charm". Variety has a positive review.

Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 100%.

4 comments:

  1. I had to laugh at wicked, wicked charm.

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    1. That Flynn, he had a twinkle in his eye ;)

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  2. Couldn't get it to play but I probably saw this decades ago. He really did have a wicked, wicked charm. Dashing with a twinkle in his eye and the hint of a smile always on his lips. You can see why he was the popular heartthrob of the day (who may well have been bisexual, but who knows...so many rumors).

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    1. Well, bummer :( Flynn's movies are definitely worth watching. We are movie lovers, though, and I'm sure we both saw it on tv years ago.

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