Not Rated | | 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.
In the novel, Peter Blood served as an officer in the Dutch navy, where he learned his seafaring skills.
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.
During the last battle, the overhead shot of the French ship has the officers and crew in early 19th century uniforms.
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.