Captain Pirate is a 1952 American technicolor adventure film directed by Ralph Murphy and starring Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina and John Sutton. The swashbuckler was based on the 1931 Rafael Sabatini novel Captain Blood Returns, and is a sequel to the 1950 film Fortunes of Captain Blood.[1] It was made and distributed by Columbia Pictures. This was the final film directed by Murphy.

Captain Pirate
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRalph Murphy
Screenplay by
Based onCaptain Blood Returns
by Rafael Sabatini
Produced byHarry Joe Brown
Starring
CinematographyCharles Lawton Jr.
Edited byGene Havlick
Music byGeorge Duning
Color processTechnicolor
Production
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Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • August 27, 1952 (1952-08-27)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot

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Captain Blood is pardoned by the Crown for his crimes against Spain on the Spanish Main. By 1690 he is living in the West Indies on his plantation where he practices medicine and is to be married to Isabella. His new life is put in danger when he is arrested on a piracy charge after somebody raids the island making him look guilty. To prove otherwise he has to sail again.[2]

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Production

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Filming started August 7, 1951.[3]

References

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  1. ^ Blottner, Gene (2011). "Captain Blood". Columbia Pictures Movie Series, 1926–1955: The Harry Cohn Years. McFarland. ISBN 9780786486724.
  2. ^ "Captain Pirate (1952) - IMDb". IMDb.
  3. ^ Drama: Tay Garnett Plans 'The Dude' for Duke Wayne; Brown Adds Noted Actors Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 28 July 1951: 15.
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