Captain Blood

Director: Michael Curtiz
Year Released: 1935
Rating: 2.0

Ho-hum swashbuckler from early on in Errol Flynn's career - it was his first starring role - about a moral doctor accused of helping out revolutionaries, his being sold as a slave, his eventual escape and the development of his 'anarchistic' title persona, who crushes people (with his brainwashed legion of outsiders and vagrants) for wealth. There's a lot of dialogue for it being a 'comical action picture' - imagine if Batman or Superman talked for nine panels a page instead of engaging in serious combat with evil-doers. Olivia de Havilland is the obligatory object of lust.