Captain Blood (1924 film)

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Captain Blood
Directed by David Smith
William T. Dagwell (assistant director)
Produced by Albert E. Smith
Written by Jay Pilcher (scenario)
Based on Captain Blood, His Odyssey 
by Rafael Sabatini
Starring J. Warren Kerrigan
Jean Paige
Cinematography Steve Smith Jr.
Edited by Albert Jordan
Distributed by Vitagraph Company of America
Release date(s)
  • December 1924 (1924-12)
Running time 110 minutes;11 reels (10,680 feet)

Captain Blood is a 1924 silent film historical adventure 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.

Preservation status[edit]

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


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.[3]



  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. ^ Captain Blood at

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