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Captain Pirate (1952)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 27 August 1952 (USA)
In 1690, pardoned pirate Captain Blood's quiet existence is shaken when the Crown re-arrests him on fresh piracy charges but the captain suspects he's being set-up.

Director:

Ralph Murphy

Writers:

Rafael Sabatini (novel), Robert Libott (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Louis Hayward ... Capt. Peter Blood
Patricia Medina ... Dona Isabella
John Sutton ... Capt. Hilary Evans
Charles Irwin Charles Irwin ... Angus McVickers
Ted de Corsia ... Capt. Easterling
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Gov. Henry Carlyle
Malú Gatica ... Amanda (as Malu Gatica)
George Givot ... Tomas Velasquez
Robert McNeeley Robert McNeeley ... Manuelito (as Robert McNeely)
Nina Koshetz Nina Koshetz ... Madame Duval
Lester Matthews ... Col. Ramsey
Sven Hugo Borg ... Swede
Sandro Giglio Sandro Giglio ... Don Ramon
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Storyline

In 1690, years have passed since Captain Blood was pardoned by the Crown for his daring deeds against the Spanish on the Spanish Main, and he is living quietly on his plantation in the West Indies, practicing medicine and planning his marriage to Isabella. But his peaceful existence is shattered when Hilary Evans arrives and arrests him on a piracy charge. Somebody has been raiding the islands, and making it appear it was Captain Blood. In order to prove his innocence, Captain Blood has to sail again under the "Jolly Roger." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Passions run hot and blood runs cold!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Captain Blood and the pirates first sail the sky behind the ship looks odd and full of bumps. This is because it was a backdrop painted on the poured concrete side of a sound stage which was built on the edge of the pool. See more »

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Though the film is set in 1690, one of the characters sings "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's opera "The Barber of Seville," which wasn't written until 1816. See more »

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Follows Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950) See more »

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Pirate Movies in 1952 were MUCH BETTER than in 2006-2008!
19 August 2008 | by vitaleralphlouisSee all my reviews

LOUIS HAYWARD was born to play the lead in swashbuckler movies like this one; and 60 years ago when he did movies in modern clothes the public wished he was in a movie like this one.

A well made action adventure which relies heavily on character and story -- and less on today's annoying jump-around camera "work" and editing -- without the silliness of Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp -- this was what pirate movies were all about.

One thing about CAPTAIN PIRATE is the slavery thing which is not the main focus but is a vital part of the story. The slaves were in Jamaica, and in Martinique, and Santo Domingo, and a lot of other places. England, Spain, Netherlands, France; they all enjoyed the benefits of "live gold" -- but kept their slaves out-of-sight in the Caribbean (and other places). America was the country that ENDED slavery; but all the same we hear bellyaching about it 150 years later -- not just from Blacks but from white liberals and their endless hand-wringing "White Guilt" -- even though nobody's been a slave or owned a slave in a century-and-a-half. Captain Blood did NOT like slavery -- most particularly since he was an ex-slave (oh, yes; white slaves too).

This fine movie, as well as the earlier "Fortunes of Captain Blood" are available on DVD. I recommend both. Or either.


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