Captain Blood (1924 film)


Captain Blood is a 1924 American silent adventure film based on the 1922 novel Captain Blood, His Odyssey by Rafael Sabatini. Produced and distributed by the Vitagraph Company of America, the film is directed by David Smith, brother of Vitagraph founder Albert E. Smith. Early silent film hero J. Warren Kerrigan stars along with resident Vitagraph leading actress Jean Paige, who was also married to Albert E. Smith.[1]

Captain Blood
Spanish-language poster
Directed byDavid Smith
Written byJay Pilcher
C. Gardner Sullivan
Based onCaptain Blood, His Odyssey
1922 novel
by Rafael Sabatini
Produced byAlbert E. Smith
CinematographySteve Smith Jr.
Edited byAlbert Jordan
Distributed byVitagraph Company of America
Release date
September 21, 1924
Running time
110 minutes; 11 reels (10,680 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

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Preservation status edit

A print restored by the Library of Congress was shown at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in 2018.[2]

Remake edit

In 1925, Warner Brothers was on the verge of taking over the historic Vitagraph Company. When Warners decided to remake Captain Blood in 1935 with Errol Flynn, they would have owned the screen rights to the Sabatini novel which came as part of the Vitagraph buyout.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Progressive Silent Film List: Captain Blood at
  2. ^ "Captain Blood". Le Giornate del Cinema Muto. Retrieved June 17, 2019.

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