Captain Blood (1924 film)

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Captain Blood
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Spanish-language poster
Directed by David Smith
Written byJay Pilcher
C. Gardner Sullivan
Based on Captain Blood, His Odyssey
by Rafael Sabatini
Produced by Albert 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
Language Silent (English intertitles)

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]



Preservation status

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


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]

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