Captain Blood (1924 film)

Captain Blood is a 1924 American silent historical adventure film 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.

Captain Blood
Spanish language poster
Directed by
Produced byAlbert E. Smith
Written byJay Pilcher (scenario)
Based onCaptain Blood, His Odyssey
by Rafael Sabatini
CinematographySteve Smith Jr.
Edited byAlbert Jordan
Distributed byVitagraph Company of America
Release date
September 21, 1924
Running time
110 minutes; 11 reels (10,680 feet)
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Preservation status

A restored print was shown at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in 2018.[1]


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.[2]



  1. "Captain Blood". Le Giornate del Cinema Muto. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  2. Captain Blood at

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