Thursday, October 29, 2015

Captain Blood (1935)

IMDb plot summary: An enslaved doctor and his comrades in chains escape and become pirates of the Caribbean.
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, and Basil Rathbone.

Swashbuckling Errol Flynn is completely delightful in this movie, as is the rest of the cast, and it ends up being a really entertaining adventure flick. I appreciate that it takes its time getting to what might be termed the premise of the whole movie -- there's a good 45 minutes to an hour of set up before he ever gets to be a captain. That gives us enough time to learn about him as a character, and as the movie continues on and he continues to succeed we're wholly on his side. Overall, a really solid classic adventure, and one that I'm glad I finally got around to watching!

4 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Captain Blood > Melinda and Melinda
Captain Blood > Rurouni Kenshin
Captain Blood < Whiplash
Captain Blood > Schindler's List
Captain Blood > A Single Man
Captain Blood < Inside Out
Captain Blood < Knights of Badassdom
Captain Blood > Agora
Captain Blood < Clue
Captain Blood < Evil
Captain Blood < Juno
Captain Blood < Pitch Perfect
Final spot: #361 out of 2382.

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