History Film / CaptainBlood

22nd Oct '17 5:15:39 PM Kooshmeister
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King James (Vernon Steele), however, prompted by the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt venal Lord Sunderland]], [[MadeASlave sells them into slavery]] in Jamaica instead, where brutal Colonel Bishop (Lionel Atwill) buys most of the men and his sprightly niece, Arabella (Olivia de Havilland), purchases the humiliated Blood. Arabella suggests Blood as a replacement for the gouty governor's bumbling doctors. Blood takes advantage of this to plot escape for himself and his fellow slaves. Bishop, suspecting, whips Jeremy for information, then prepares to whip Blood for interfering, when the town is attacked by Spanish pirates. In the confusion, Blood and the slaves escape and seize the Spanish ship (with the ransom taken from the colonists), and set forth on a career of {{pira|te}}cy.

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King James (Vernon Steele), however, prompted by the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt venal Lord Sunderland]], [[MadeASlave sells them into slavery]] in Jamaica instead, where brutal Colonel William Bishop (Lionel Atwill) buys most of the men and his sprightly niece, Arabella (Olivia de Havilland), purchases the humiliated Blood. Arabella suggests Blood as a replacement for the gouty governor's bumbling doctors. Blood takes advantage of this to plot escape for himself and his fellow slaves. Bishop, suspecting, whips Jeremy for information, then prepares to whip Blood for interfering, when the town is attacked by Spanish pirates. In the confusion, Blood and the slaves escape and seize the Spanish ship (with the ransom taken from the colonists), and set forth on a career of {{pira|te}}cy.
30th Jun '17 2:46:55 AM jormis29
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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 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 Creator/BasilRathbone 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.

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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 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'', ''Film/TheCaseOfTheCuriousBride'', 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 Creator/BasilRathbone 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.
23rd Jun '17 1:37:45 AM jormis29
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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 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.

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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 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 Creator/BasilRathbone 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.



Other notable talents engaged for the film included fencing master Fred Cavens to [[{{Flynning}} choreograph]] the [[SwordFight duels]]. During the famous duel on the rocks, director Michael Curtiz insisted that Creator/ErrolFlynn and Basil Rathbone should not use "buttons" on the end of their foils, for greater realism; the actors were thus in actual danger of injury, or possibly even death. This was possibly the beginning of Flynn's lifelong detestation of Curtiz, despite the fact that many of his most notable films were made with the hard-driving Hungarian.

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Other notable talents engaged for the film included fencing master Fred Cavens to [[{{Flynning}} choreograph]] the [[SwordFight duels]]. During the famous duel on the rocks, director Michael Curtiz insisted that Creator/ErrolFlynn and Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone should not use "buttons" on the end of their foils, for greater realism; the actors were thus in actual danger of injury, or possibly even death. This was possibly the beginning of Flynn's lifelong detestation of Curtiz, despite the fact that many of his most notable films were made with the hard-driving Hungarian.



* JustAStupidAccent: Basil Rathbone as a French pirate.

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* JustAStupidAccent: Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone as a French pirate.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Basil Rathbone's French pirate has dialogue of the "Zees so vairy 'andsome Engleesh prize say, « ''Bonjour, Monsieur le Capitaine Levasseur'' ! »" variety.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Basil Rathbone's Creator/BasilRathbone's French pirate has dialogue of the "Zees so vairy 'andsome Engleesh prize say, « ''Bonjour, Monsieur le Capitaine Levasseur'' ! »" variety.
16th May '17 3:53:15 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the TVTropes contributor Tropers/CaptainBlood. Or the [[http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/captain-blood-series video game series]].

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Not to be confused with the TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes contributor Tropers/CaptainBlood. Or the [[http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/captain-blood-series video game series]].
29th Oct '16 9:42:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Nearly all of the movie was filmed on a soundstage in Hollywood in the summer of 1935, apart from a few scenes shot at Laguna Beach, California (standing in for a Caribbean shore).
29th Oct '16 9:42:08 AM Morgenthaler
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The script, by Casey Robinson, was a skillful adaptation of Sabatini's picaresque novel. Much of Sabatini's own prose was included, but several events and characters were omitted or conflated, notably Lord Willoughby and a rival for Arabella's hand, Lord Julian Wade. It is perhaps notable that the script [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory toned down]] [[HollywoodHistory to some extent]] the religious and national rivalries that are emphasized in Sabatini's more historically grounded novel. Moreover, the script somewhat changed Blood's character, in an effort to increase his level of {{Badass}} at the expense of the more complex, touchy-feely aspects of his personality. Thus, fans of the book may see it as inferior, despite the film's undisputed status as a classic.

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The script, by Casey Robinson, was a skillful adaptation of Sabatini's picaresque novel. Much of Sabatini's own prose was included, but several events and characters were omitted or conflated, notably Lord Willoughby and a rival for Arabella's hand, Lord Julian Wade. It is perhaps notable that the script [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory toned down]] [[HollywoodHistory to some extent]] the religious and national rivalries that are emphasized in Sabatini's more historically grounded novel. Moreover, the script somewhat changed Blood's character, in an effort to increase his level of {{Badass}} badass at the expense of the more complex, touchy-feely aspects of his personality. Thus, fans of the book may see it as inferior, despite the film's undisputed status as a classic.
4th Oct '16 3:57:48 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Nearly all of the movie was filmed on a soundstage in Hollywood in the summer of 1935, apart from a few scenes shot at Laguna Beach, California (standing in for a Caribbean shore).
22nd Sep '16 2:29:01 PM CumbersomeTercel
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22nd Sep '16 2:21:21 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* InferredHolocaust: The film ends with Captain Blood appointed the new governor of the English colony on Jamaica, based out Port Royal, by the new king, William III. The revolution that brought William to the throne took place in 1688. Port Royal was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Royal#Earthquake_of_1692_and_its_aftermath completely destroyed by an earthquake]] in 1692.
22nd Sep '16 2:18:50 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompositeCharacter:
** Arabella Bishop was combined with Madamoiselle d'Onefoys from the book to save money for the production.
**Lord Willoughby is a combination of Lord Julian Wade and Lord Willoughby, the two nobleman characters from Rafael Sabatini's book.
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