One of the cinema's greatest pairings was of Errol Flynn with Olivia de Havilland. Captain Blood was the first of eight movies the charismatic pair made together. Considering this film was made in 1935 it has stood the test of time.
Note: the scene with Captain Bloods ship fighting the French ships was very realistic. It was early swashbuckling and cinematography at its best.
NO other actor could have played physician turned swashbuckling pirate Peter Blood, but Errol Flynn. He was made for the role.
Flynn was 26 and Miss De Havilland was a luminously beautiful nineteen years old.
The chemistry between the two is tangible and it makes the emotional scenes between them all the better.
The character actors who were in quite a few a Errol Flynn's movies were outstanding.
That old saying "they don't make them like that anymore" is sadly so true.
After viewing this as a child and now watching it all these years later was a real treat.
I advice all the lovers of the golden age of film to watch Captain Blood. It's a rare treat.