Passed | | Action, Adventure
After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.
The first screen duel between Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, which would be reprised three years later, and to grander effect, in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
Doctor Blood! Doctor Blood!
Mrs. Barlow: Who, who is it?
Dr. Peter Blood: That we'll know better when you've opened the door.
Mrs. Barlow: Me?
Dr. Peter Blood: My mistake, after I've opened the door.
After capturing the Spanish ship, Blood and his crew wait for the Spanish to return then blow each of the boats up as they approach.
When Col Bishop later comes out to congratulate whoever rescued Port Royal, he finds his treasure aboard. Yet none of the Spanish returned to the ship so how did the treasure get aboard.
Originally released at 119 minutes, Warner Bros. cut 20 minutes worth of footage from the film for its theatrical reissue in 1951, in order that it could fit onto a double bill with _Sea Hawk, The (1940)_, also trimmed for the same reason. The cut reissue version was also broadcast for many years on television. The film was restored to full length when first released on VHS in the 1980's; this is also the version later released on DVD, and now shown on TCM.