Captain Blood
First screened in July 2016
Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, George Hassell, Ross Alexander, Basil Rathbone, Henry Stephenson, Guy Kibbee, Forrester Harvey, Robert Barrat, Vernon Steele, Pedro de Cordoba, Mary Forbes, Ivan F. Simpson, Hobart Cavanaugh, Donald Meek, Holmes Herbert, Stuart Casey, David Cavendish. Screenplay: Casey Robinson and Rafael Sabatini.

Twitter Capsule: The buckles don't fully swash till second hour; uneven pace and focus for a while. But well-shot, with ace finale.

VOR:   Watch Anthony Adverse from the next year to see how swiftly and blatantly this was imitated. See Adventures of Robin Hood to note how sublimely it inspired. Grand and proficient.

Photo © 1935 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Sound: Nathan Levinson

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