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Captain Blood is a 1924 American silent historical adventure film produced and distributed by The Vitagraph Company of America. The film is based on the novel, Captain Blood, His Odyssey, by Rafael Sabatini, and was 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.

Captain Blood
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Spanish language poster
Directed by
Produced byAlbert E. Smith
Written byJay Pilcher (scenario)
Based onCaptain Blood, His Odyssey
by Rafael Sabatini
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)
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Preservation statusEdit

Only 30 minutes of this film is known to survive, making it an incomplete print. It is listed as being held by the Library of Congress in incomplete status.[1][2][3]


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.[4]



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921–30 published by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress published by The American Film Institute, c. 1978
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Captain Blood
  4. ^ Captain Blood at

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