A B-movie with some of the best model ship effects of the period. Based on the book Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini and a remake of sorts of Captain Blood filmed in 1935 with Errol Flynn. Many of the miniature shots were re-used and appear in subsequent films as stock shots. The ship models are very finely crafted and can be seen very close up sporting lavish detailing. The photography of the models is really well done the sail and water action is finely handled not to mention the scenes of destruction.
|Matte painted huts and palm trees, miniature ship in tank, painted backdrop.
|Miniature as rear projection plate for Live action shoot.
|It looks like this is a Matte painted foreground ship.