In 17th century England, Dr. Peter Blood (Errol Flynn) is convicted of treason against the King. He is sold into slavery, and purchased by the beautiful Arabella Bishop (Olivia de Havilland). Doctor Blood and his fellow slaves escape, steal a Spanish ship, and begin a life of piracy. The movie also stars Lionel Atwill and Basil Rathbone.
The film was written by Casey Robinson, from the novel by Rafael Sabatini. It was directed by Michael Curtiz.
The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Captain Blood is also the name of a video game from 1988 made by Imagitec Design Ltd and released by ERE Informatique (later known as Exxos). It was later re-released by Players Premier Software. The game features music by Jean Michel Jarre.