About 1937 B. Morris & Sons Captain Blood Tobacco Cards
25 card set of tobacco cards issued by B. Morris & Sons Ltd. in 1937.
Issued out of Great Britain.
Each card measures approximately 1-3/8" x 2-5/8".
The reverse side notes that the cards were produced "By permission of the author and with acknowledgments to First National Film Distributors, Ltd."
At this time First National Film Distributors, Ltd. appears to chief distributor of Warner Brothers and First National Pictures films in Great Britain where these cards were produced. Warner Brothers' blockbuster 1935 film version of Captain Blood does not have a U.K. film distributor listed on its IMDb page, but I'd imagine it's possible, if not likely, that the film was released by First National Film Distributors, Ltd. in Britain. Here is IMDb's list of films credited to First National Film Distributors.
The First National credit would seem to indicate that this tobacco card set is a movie tie-in.
I've written about the film Captain Blood HERE.
While I waver some from card to card upon whether B. Morris' Captain Peter Blood looks at all like Errol Flynn there are definitely some similarities to the film characters as depicted in the card set. B. Morris' Arabella definitely shows resemblance to Olivia de Havilland; Jeremy Pitt is the spitting image of Ross Alexander in the film, as is Lord Willoughby of Henry Stephenson.
1937 B. Morris & Sons Captain Blood Tobacco Card Gallery
The following gallery shows off the entire 1937 B. Morris & Sons Captain Blood set of tobacco cards.
Just click on any image to open to full size and from there you can scroll through each card in the gallery. Text checklist follows below.
1937 B. Morris & Sons Captain Blood Tobacco Card Checklist
1 - King James II (1685-1688)
2 - Arrest of Peter Blood
3 - Peter Blood Sentenced to Exile
4 - Convicts at Port Royal
5 - Peter Blood Scorns Arabella
6 - Governor Steed
7 - The Flogging of Pitt
8 - Bombardment of Port Royal
9 - Don Diego
10 - Capture of the Cinco Llagas
11 - Sinking of the Spanish Boats
12 - Bishop Walks the Plank
13 - Captain Peter Blood
14 - Blood and Levasseur Become Partners
15 - Levasseur Threatens M D'Ogeron
16 - The Fight
17 - Lord Willoughby
18 - Arabella's Crew Protest
19 - Jeremy Pitt
20 - Ogle
21 - Hagthorpe
22 - Andrew Baynes
23 - Blood Engages French Ships
24 - Bishop Before Governor Blood
25 - Peter Blood and Arabella