History Film / CaptainBlood

10th Jul '16 3:54:17 PM LongTallShorty64
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Sabatini's wildly popular novel had already been filmed as a silent in 1924. The 1935 film was originally intended as a vehicle for English actor Robert Donat, who had had a great success as Edmond Dantes in ''The Count of Monte Cristo'' the previous year, but had to bow out of ''Blood'' due to health problems. Flynn, whose most important part to date had been in a wordless flashback in the ''Franchise/PerryMason'' mystery, ''The Case of the Curious Bride'', was tapped by Jack Warner himself to replace Donat; the devil-may-care Tasmanian of Irish extraction had exactly the quality he desired for the adventurous [[{{Oireland}} Irishman]], [[TheCaptain Captain]] [[AwesomeMcCoolname Peter Blood]]. Olivia de Havilland, having enjoyed a notable success as the feisty Hermia in the Warners' film of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream,'' was assigned the part of the equally spirited [[TheChick Arabella Bishop]]. The fine dramatic actor Lionel Atwood played TheHeavy part of Arabella's uncle, and Basil Rathbone displayed a fine talent for fencing and sneering villainy (if rather less at imitating a French accent) as the evil {{pirate}} Levasseur. Henry Stephenson played the [[CoolOldGuy kindly Lord Willoughby]], and Ross Alexander made a striking impression as the ship's navigator, Jeremy Pitt.

to:

Sabatini's wildly popular novel had already been filmed as a silent in 1924. The 1935 film was originally intended as a vehicle for English actor Robert Donat, Creator/RobertDonat, who had had a great success as Edmond Dantes in ''The Count of Monte Cristo'' the previous year, but had to bow out of ''Blood'' due to health problems. Flynn, whose most important part to date had been in a wordless flashback in the ''Franchise/PerryMason'' mystery, ''The Case of the Curious Bride'', was tapped by Jack Warner himself to replace Donat; the devil-may-care Tasmanian of Irish extraction had exactly the quality he desired for the adventurous [[{{Oireland}} Irishman]], [[TheCaptain Captain]] [[AwesomeMcCoolname Peter Blood]]. Olivia de Havilland, having enjoyed a notable success as the feisty Hermia in the Warners' film of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream,'' was assigned the part of the equally spirited [[TheChick Arabella Bishop]]. The fine dramatic actor Lionel Atwood played TheHeavy part of Arabella's uncle, and Basil Rathbone displayed a fine talent for fencing and sneering villainy (if rather less at imitating a French accent) as the evil {{pirate}} Levasseur. Henry Stephenson played the [[CoolOldGuy kindly Lord Willoughby]], and Ross Alexander made a striking impression as the ship's navigator, Jeremy Pitt.
29th Apr '16 1:49:01 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Sabatini's wildly popular novel had already been filmed as a silent in 1924. The 1935 film was originally intended as a vehicle for English actor Robert Donat, who had had a great success as Edmond Dantes in ''The Count of Monte Cristo'' the previous year, but had to bow out of ''Blood'' due to health problems. Flynn, whose most important part to date had been in a wordless flashback in the ''Franchise/PerryMason'' mystery, ''The Case of the Curious Bride'', was tapped by Jack Warner himself to replace Donat; the devil-may-care Tasmanian of Irish extraction had exactly the quality he desired for the adventurous [[{{Oireland}} Irishman]], [[TheCaptain Captain]] [[AwesomeMcCoolname Peter Blood]]. Olivia de Havilland, having enjoyed a notable success as the feisty Hermia in the Warners' film of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''AMidsummerNightsDream,'' was assigned the part of the equally spirited [[TheChick Arabella Bishop]]. The fine dramatic actor Lionel Atwood played TheHeavy part of Arabella's uncle, and Basil Rathbone displayed a fine talent for fencing and sneering villainy (if rather less at imitating a French accent) as the evil {{pirate}} Levasseur. Henry Stephenson played the [[CoolOldGuy kindly Lord Willoughby]], and Ross Alexander made a striking impression as the ship's navigator, Jeremy Pitt.

to:

Sabatini's wildly popular novel had already been filmed as a silent in 1924. The 1935 film was originally intended as a vehicle for English actor Robert Donat, who had had a great success as Edmond Dantes in ''The Count of Monte Cristo'' the previous year, but had to bow out of ''Blood'' due to health problems. Flynn, whose most important part to date had been in a wordless flashback in the ''Franchise/PerryMason'' mystery, ''The Case of the Curious Bride'', was tapped by Jack Warner himself to replace Donat; the devil-may-care Tasmanian of Irish extraction had exactly the quality he desired for the adventurous [[{{Oireland}} Irishman]], [[TheCaptain Captain]] [[AwesomeMcCoolname Peter Blood]]. Olivia de Havilland, having enjoyed a notable success as the feisty Hermia in the Warners' film of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''AMidsummerNightsDream,'' ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream,'' was assigned the part of the equally spirited [[TheChick Arabella Bishop]]. The fine dramatic actor Lionel Atwood played TheHeavy part of Arabella's uncle, and Basil Rathbone displayed a fine talent for fencing and sneering villainy (if rather less at imitating a French accent) as the evil {{pirate}} Levasseur. Henry Stephenson played the [[CoolOldGuy kindly Lord Willoughby]], and Ross Alexander made a striking impression as the ship's navigator, Jeremy Pitt.
13th Dec '15 6:52:31 PM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: A mild example when Willoughby offers Blood and his men a commission from the King, they spend several minutes refusing and putting the King down. When Blood snaps they don't want to follow James, a stunned Willoughby tells them that the Glorious Revolution has taken place, James deposed and it's King William offering the deal.
-->'''Blood''': Willoughby, it's the long-winded fellow, you are, why didn't you tell us this in the first place!
13th Nov '15 7:40:07 PM AdamC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Ambadassador}}: Lord Willoughby is not the physical type, but any envoy who can recruit a whole pirate crew into loyal privateers for the new King in under five minutes is really good at his job.

to:

* {{Ambadassador}}: Lord Willoughby is not the physical type, but any envoy who can recruit a whole pirate crew into loyal privateers for the new King in under five minutes is really good at his job. He's also perfectly willing to accept torture so that Arabella won't have to go through it herself.



* BreakTheHaughty: The very last scenes are this for Bishop. He is stripped of his post and is even threatened of severe punishment after leaving Port Royal unprotected in war times. To make things worse(for ''him''), blood is the new governor.

to:

* BreakTheHaughty: The very last scenes are this for Bishop. He is stripped of his post and is even threatened of severe punishment after leaving Port Royal unprotected in war times. To make things worse(for worse (for ''him''), blood Blood is the new governor.



* DuelToTheDeath: Between Peter and Levasseur over Arabella

to:

* DuelToTheDeath: Between Peter and Levasseur over ArabellaArabella.



* GracefulLoser:Bishop seems to accept the fact Blood is the new governor with surprising humility.

to:

* GracefulLoser:Bishop GracefulLoser: Bishop seems to accept the fact Blood is the new governor with surprising humility.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Bronson and Whacker, two physicians that treated the governor's gout beofre Blood came along.

to:

* ThoseTwoGuys: Bronson and Whacker, two physicians that treated the governor's gout beofre before Blood came along.



* WhamLine: "James? This commision has been sent by King William."

to:

* WhamLine: "James? This commision commission has been sent by King William."
20th Oct '15 10:33:34 AM JusticEqualsVengeance
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AsTheGoodBookSays: One of the slaves/pirates talks like this, with some additions to fit the context or simply for laughs.


Added DiffLines:

* BadBadActing: Arabella's acting is, how we should say, exaggerated.
* BreakTheHaughty: The very last scenes are this for Bishop. He is stripped of his post and is even threatened of severe punishment after leaving Port Royal unprotected in war times. To make things worse(for ''him''), blood is the new governor.


Added DiffLines:

* GracefulLoser:Bishop seems to accept the fact Blood is the new governor with surprising humility.


Added DiffLines:

* ThoseTwoGuys: Bronson and Whacker, two physicians that treated the governor's gout beofre Blood came along.
20th Oct '15 9:16:27 AM JusticEqualsVengeance
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* WhamLine: "James? This commision has been sent by King William."
6th Aug '15 11:16:31 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Notable Austrian composer ErichWolfgangKorngold had been requested by the respected co-director Max Reinhardt of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' to adapt FelixMendelssohn's incidental music for the play as a [[PublicDomainSoundtrack motion-picture score]]; at the same time the Warner Brothers engaged him to compose an original score for ''Captain Blood''. Korngold's fine Late Romantic score, characterized by [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian]] themes and {{Leitmotif}}s, was a write-in candidate at the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, despite the fact that the composer had not the time to complete an entirely original score before the début, but was forced to [[PublicDomainSoundtrack adapt]] some of the music from Franz Liszt's symphonic poem ''Mazeppa''.

to:

Notable Austrian composer ErichWolfgangKorngold Music/ErichWolfgangKorngold had been requested by the respected co-director Max Reinhardt of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' to adapt FelixMendelssohn's incidental music for the play as a [[PublicDomainSoundtrack motion-picture score]]; at the same time the Warner Brothers engaged him to compose an original score for ''Captain Blood''. Korngold's fine Late Romantic score, characterized by [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian]] themes and {{Leitmotif}}s, was a write-in candidate at the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, despite the fact that the composer had not the time to complete an entirely original score before the début, but was forced to [[PublicDomainSoundtrack adapt]] some of the music from Franz Liszt's symphonic poem ''Mazeppa''.
19th May '15 4:59:17 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Notable Austrian composer ErichWolfgangKorngold had been requested by the respected co-director Max Reinhardt of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' to adapt FelixMendelssohn's incidental music for the play as a [[PublicDomainSoundtrack motion-picture score]]; at the same time the Warner Brothers engaged him to compose an original score for ''Captain Blood''. Korngold's fine Late Romantic score, characterized by [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian]] themes and {{Leitmotif}}s, was a write-in candidate at the {{Academy Award}}s, despite the fact that the composer had not the time to complete an entirely original score before the début, but was forced to [[PublicDomainSoundtrack adapt]] some of the music from Franz Liszt's symphonic poem ''Mazeppa''.

to:

Notable Austrian composer ErichWolfgangKorngold had been requested by the respected co-director Max Reinhardt of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' to adapt FelixMendelssohn's incidental music for the play as a [[PublicDomainSoundtrack motion-picture score]]; at the same time the Warner Brothers engaged him to compose an original score for ''Captain Blood''. Korngold's fine Late Romantic score, characterized by [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian]] themes and {{Leitmotif}}s, was a write-in candidate at the {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, despite the fact that the composer had not the time to complete an entirely original score before the début, but was forced to [[PublicDomainSoundtrack adapt]] some of the music from Franz Liszt's symphonic poem ''Mazeppa''.
19th May '15 4:58:57 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Captain Blood'' is a 1935 Creator/WarnerBrothers {{Swashbuckler}} of [[{{Pirate}} piracy on the Caribbean]], directed by Creator/MichaelCurtiz, and starring Creator/ErrolFlynn and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, based on the 1922 novel ''Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey'' by Creator/RafaelSabatini. The film was nominated for an AcademyAward as Best Picture; interestingly, though Michael Curtiz was not nominated, he nevertheless received the second highest number of votes for best director as a write-in candidate.

to:

''Captain Blood'' is a 1935 Creator/WarnerBrothers {{Swashbuckler}} of [[{{Pirate}} piracy on the Caribbean]], directed by Creator/MichaelCurtiz, and starring Creator/ErrolFlynn and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, based on the 1922 novel ''Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey'' by Creator/RafaelSabatini. The film was nominated for an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward as Best Picture; interestingly, though Michael Curtiz was not nominated, he nevertheless received the second highest number of votes for best director as a write-in candidate.
29th Mar '15 9:02:54 PM KamenRiderOokalf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SlaveBrand: Colonel Bishop has Slaves who attempt to escape branded on the face with an '''FT''' for "Fugitive Traitor."

to:

* SlaveBrand: Colonel Bishop has Slaves slaves who attempt to escape branded on the face with an '''FT''' for "Fugitive Traitor."
This list shows the last 10 events of 45. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.CaptainBlood